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Old 12-07-2005, 09:03 PM
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Old ripped up pic, restoration. Comments?

Hey, ya'll. Sorry I have been MIA for so long. I barely get to check in anymore. Wish I could say it was work keeping me so busy, but no such luck. Family stuff, running here and there and taking care of everyone. Not to mention the Christmas shopping. lol

I have been lucky enough to get a couple jobs here lately, and hoping to get a couple more soon, which will surely help with the Christmas shopping part. Here is my take on this ripped up and (badly) taped together pic. So, how'd I do?
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:22 AM
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Great Job there, only thing that looks a little odd is that folded knee to me. It may only be the shadow, but somehow just doesn't look right.
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:10 AM
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Old Ripped up Picture

The Photo looked a little drab to me. The first picture shows the histogram of the photo. I used a levels adjustment layer to brighten it up and increase the contrast some.
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:09 AM
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welcome home

i think you did a marvelous job. quite professional!

on the super-nit-picky side i see you made a few slight changes in the dress, one at her left shoulder and another at the left side waist. the left arm was also altered a bit along with the dress. and like philbach, the overall is a bit subdued. i think philbach went a bit overboard with the red saturation, but his point is valid. maybe just a bit of contrast/brightness would do it, bring it up in tone a bit. the other point is texture. the original has a bit more texture on the skin. it appears that a lot of that was removed in working on her skin. maybe add some noise back to these areas?

ok, end of nit-pick. i really do think this is a professional job. anyone, any client would be quite pleased with your results. very nicely done!

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Old 12-08-2005, 10:56 AM
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Thumbs down rip-upped and missing in action

have you considered applying a sepia tone? perhaps sepia tone with only adding color to the dress?

your client should be very pleased
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Old 12-09-2005, 12:36 AM
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Thank you all for your comments.

Cassidy, I know what you mean about the knee. I thought about trying to fix that but was afraid of making it appear too flat. So, I am playing it off as a shadow - lol.

Phil, you are right about it being a bit too dark. I played with that a bit, but in the end my adjustment was far less than yours. I do like your take on it though, definitely a major change, and more updated-looking.

Kraellin, the changes I made were more to fix the bad taping-together than anything. I had thought about calling the client to see if she minded me taking the pieces apart, since I had already scanned it as it was, but decided against it. I hate to mess with the original. But if you notice, the right side was off a bit, or looked that way, because the pieces were not lined up right when they were taped back together. I fixed it as it was just takign out the tears and tape marks, but it still seemed off, as if her body were way uneven. If you notice also the bottom of the original where her foot is there, well, the bottom of the picture was actualy maybe a quarter or so below that. Too bad everyone is not as anal as I am - had it been my pic ripped up I woudl have been sitting there with a freakin ruler or something trying to line everythign up right - lol.

Thank you all for your helpful critiques and for the ego-boosting compliments! Don't knwo where I woudl be without ya'll!

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