RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Critiques The place to get serious, in-depth analysis and opinions of your work

restoring a severly faded and damaged image

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-01-2005, 12:46 AM
miss jane's Avatar
miss jane miss jane is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 10
restoring a severly faded and damaged image

ok, after slaving over this image i've finally got something i'm happy with. now to see what everyone else thinks. i know it's not perfect, but i'd like some feed back as to whether there's any improvements i can make before i put this monster (the image not the person) to rest.

thanks to gary for sending me off in a better direction!! it really helped

ok, fire away!

You can see the original here
Attached Images
File Type: jpg v3_s9web.jpg (93.1 KB, 95 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 05-01-2005, 01:45 AM
Gary Richardson's Avatar
Gary Richardson Gary Richardson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Yorkshire, England
Posts: 2,717
Hi Jane,

Nice try on what was a quite difficult image. IMHO the dress is a little dark and "solid" for such a soft image, but this is just a judgement call.

What I often do with an image like this, if I have the luxury of time, is to put it to one side and not look at it for a while, then come at it with fresh eyes.

It's often difficult to know when to stop. When you've been working on an image for a long time, you get a sort of tunnel vision, and keep looking to make improvement, when you've probably already got all that can be got out of the picture.

Glad I could help a little, good luck with your future restorations.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 05-01-2005, 03:32 AM
miss jane's Avatar
miss jane miss jane is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 10
i agree with you on the dress gary, it's one of those things i ummed and ahhed at the time. i guess i was trying to bring some depth to the image.... if that makes any sense.

there's a few things that bugg me about the image but i'm out of ideas on how to make it better. i just hope i haven't taken away her true features by pulling them out by hand.

if no one else has any suggestions, i'll show her the image and ask if she's happy with it (the lady in the image). after all it is her, so i'm sure she'll tell me if she doesn't like something about it.... well, i hope she does.

thanks for your input gary
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 07-27-2005, 01:47 PM
chanchalbd's Avatar
chanchalbd chanchalbd is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bangladesh
Posts: 10
Hi Jain

Hi Jain!
I'm Chanchal from Bangladesh,junior member of RP.
I'm very much interested to view your finished picture if possible?
Is restoration is your hobby or your job? i've lots of question to asked if you
permite me to do so. I'm a new commer in restoration arena.
Will you please help me?
I'm waiting for your replay. No more today
Thanks
chanchal
chanchalbd@bdonline.com
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 07-27-2005, 03:42 PM
Craig Walters's Avatar
Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
Blog Entries: 4
umm, i cant see the original. i click on it and it takes me to another page on retouchpro but then i'm not logged in and cant view it.

??

Craig
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old Faded Color Damaged Photo Adobitech Photo Restoration 13 05-25-2012 08:59 AM
Problem Restoring Color to Damaged Slide TwoChimney Photo Restoration 27 07-26-2007 12:07 AM
Severely Faded and damaged image tgr1213 Image Help 7 08-04-2005 04:02 AM
restoring a severly faded and damaged image miss jane Image Help 4 04-18-2005 01:26 AM
Opinions wanted on faded, damaged photo ExclamPt Image Help 3 07-15-2003 01:29 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved