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Old 03-09-2005, 12:11 AM
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Me & my Sister restore

This is my atempt at repairing a old photo of myself and sister taken some 43 years ago, All work was done using psp7 nothing else. whats your thoughts please.
Regards Barry
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:22 AM
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You did a good job on skin tone and clothing!
But your sister's facial appearance looks somewhat changed.
By the way, to restore someone's facial part is a hard work I think.
Because even a stroke or a click change someone to other person.
As for background...what about reducing saturation or making it monotone, duotone emphasize the children.
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:03 AM
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Did a nice job, i would change it slightly in colours, because the kids should be the main focus on your picture as the photographer would have wanted too, but right now all i see when i look at the picture is toy on the left and the bright green blanket, think back was that colour green a colour our parents would have had, i remember back and it was light colours, baby colours maybe. Take the focus away from the toy and the blanket putting it on the kids.

Well done on the repair!!!
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:06 AM
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One more thing for you to consider...

Do the colour on the kids as you have done...And add a different background around the kids, like you would do if it was a studio picture.
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:23 AM
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Pretty good job

Only two things I would look at
1) the "plastic" look on the faces, a little too smooth looks like you lost the texture/tone of the original

2) the colours on the toy the baby is holding look really "hot" on my monitor, it ditracts from the rest of the image

Great flesh tones!

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Old 03-09-2005, 11:37 AM
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Hi Barry,

Nothing much to add beside what everybody else pointed out...

Beside the very strong and distracting colours of background and toy, I think the picture lacks in tone and contrast so, in spite of the colours, it still looks kind of 'flat and dull' .... but it might be my monitor ....
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