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Loverly's SHOW N TELL:Grandparents restoration

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Old 09-19-2005, 06:25 PM
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ok, you're going to hate me here, but now that you've posted a larger size shot, there's still too much blue in her face. and his face is a bit too brown; not much though. and i think his suit has too much red. his shirt doesnt quite look right either, but that's hard to say for sure.

i DO like the new background. i think the mix of colors in it suit both folks now. her eyes look fine, lips too. both hairs look good.

his eyes could maybe be sharpened just a tiny bit.

also, i'm trying something here, if you're willing, that i've not done before. i did a few things to your image. i'd like YOU to critique it and then modify it how you think it shld be. this pic is not necessarily what i think your final shld be like. so, just critique it or fix it as a critique....again, if you're willing

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Old 09-19-2005, 06:32 PM
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Craig, I guess it's a monitor calibration thing (and the fault may well be on my end) but I prefer Loverly's version - the skin colours look a bit sickly and strange to me in your version - a bit orange and 'fake tannish'.
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Old 09-19-2005, 06:58 PM
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TAN IN A CAN!

Craig,
There is a reason for the skin tone difference. My grandpa LOVED to fish and he was also a truck driver so he was out in the sun all the time vs my grandma who always wore a hat on the boat when they went out fishing.
At least you tried! Thanks for that!

I'll keep working on the blue skin though.


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Old 09-19-2005, 08:58 PM
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Great job, Loverly! Your last version really looks great - especially considering what you had to start with! I especially like how you restored some crispness to the picture, but without over-sharpening.

Excellent - thanks for sharing

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Old 09-19-2005, 09:16 PM
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Kurt,
Thanks! I am very eager to get it printed out. It is very exciting to see my 2 years hard work pay off with this family photo! How fun is that? My mom has lots more where that one came from! Looks like I have a BIG project.

My next one is of me at 1 month old with my brother. I'll leave it here tonight so you can all have a look at it and deal with it tomorrow!


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Old 09-20-2005, 06:06 AM
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Had a very quick go at your brother and you Loverly - Basic levels, curves, and a bit of colour adjustment (reducing the red). To balance the dark side with the boy, and the bright side with the baby used a gradient set to soft light, and a bit of heal and stamp repair.
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Old 09-20-2005, 03:04 PM
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ok, maybe i shld have explained more about the reason for my post. it was NOT meant to be right. it was meant to be wrong. i did this on purpose and wanted you to critique it to 'get another view' on your own image. i guess it backfired

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Old 09-20-2005, 06:15 PM
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Craig,
I did get a nice giggle from it! LOL

Grandma with a tan! hee hee

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Old 09-22-2005, 07:02 PM
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baby photo

Here is the photo all fixed up.

I used the levels to take the yellow out of the photo. That seems to work great.
Then I used some hue/saturation masks to help out with discolor. Cloning to take out some of the goop that looked like someone (probably me when I was a kid) spilled something on the photo.

Hugs,

Loverly

P.S.My hair was very red when I as born so I didn't want you to think that was a mistake in color
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:08 PM
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Loverly,

Your picture is looking good! I'd like to offer a tip on a simple technique to eliminate stains on large, mono-toned areas, quickly and easily.

There is quite a bit of yellowing, which is especially noticeable in the lighter areas. In the attached example, I selected the white cover behind you on the couch, then used Desaturate (Shft-Ctrl-U). Presto! Yellow stain gone! If the result is too "white", you can then use Color Balance or Hue/Sat to add the desired hue back in. In this case, I assume the throw cover is supposed to be white.

I left the rest for you, if you think this helps.

Also, you may want to check the skin values with your eyedropper...looks a tad heavy on the magenta side.

BTW, the yellow stain can be more difficult to see on an LCD display, whereas it is very evident on a CRT monitor. Not sure which you are using...

Great job!

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