Registered: September 2002 Location: Western North Carolina users gallery
My third submission. Getting better about remembering the steps. In PS7 I first selected the cowboy using magnetic lasso, then layered via copy.
I then cloned and healing brushed cowboy, then the same with background and and cloned the ruined button. On the bacground I smoothed the clouds with cloning and a little smudge and filled in some on the tree then did about three dust and scrathes on the cowboy layer. I adjusted contrast on each layer seperately. Then flattened image and did a slight unsharp mask to finish. I really wanted to colorize it but after seeing the one submission that was colored by imagix I was a little intimidated so I left it b&w.
Registered: June 2002 Location: Wakefield, Quebec, Canada
Hi Erixx - A very nice restoration. The tones are very good but maybe a hint more contrast - but that may just be my prejudice.
I can tell you spent a good deal of time on repair and from what I can tell it is excellent. Unfortunately your file is quite small so it's difficult to see the finer stuff that you must have done. I seems to be the tradition to make the submission 800 pixels wide and adjust the JPG quality to make the filesize 200K or less.
Colourizing is not usually restoration but you could add a subtle tone to the photo to give it that aged look if you like.
DJ Dubovsky Senior Member
Registered: August 2001 Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan Posts: 1,659
Looks like you've been pretty busy with these challenges. Great work. I like how you did this guys chaps. Nice tone as well.
Don Majoros Member
Registered: March 2002 Location: Bedford Ohio Posts: 72
I"m really not in my place to be critical of any of the submissions being a newbe to it all,but I do like this restoration.Somewhere along the line,did you do a levels adj?
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dwdraw Registered User
Registered: February 2003 Location: New York Posts: 12
Your work looks very nice. Good restoration work.
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