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Old 03-11-2006, 06:15 PM
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Another Restoration Job For C&C

Here's another shot I did some work on. The original shot was really small and strange. It's only about 1.5 x 1.75 inches in size and the picture is kind of like a thin plastic / paper on a paper backing. Most of it was flaking off and very delicate. I think it dates back to around 1937'ish. The first picture is the original and the second is what I've done with it. Any pointers on making it better?

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Old 03-12-2006, 03:25 AM
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Looks good, though theres a lot of colour noise on the jacket (which I assume is from the scan not the original image)
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:29 PM
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Perhaps try converting the image to greyscale to get rid of the colour noise.
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:22 PM
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Scan in Color

Well I felt the contrast in the face was a little on the low side. So running levels and moving the black slider to the right and masking out the dark jacket would improve the face.

You can use a levels or curves adjustment layer and then just select the lighter layer

Or use a Blend if on the layer style menue and use a blend if to mask out the darker part of the photo
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:25 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions and help.

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