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Old 11-16-2001, 05:34 PM
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Hi, All

Thanks again for all your help. I experimented with all your tips, and here is what I came out with. Let me know what you think as this is my first attempt at a restoration. I left some of the gray streaks in the uniform jacket to try and give some shape to the sleeves, v-neck, etc. Don't know if it worked well or not. Thanks.

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Old 11-16-2001, 06:18 PM
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Very cool! Good work, especially for your first.

Congrats. Now, on to the Challenges
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Old 11-16-2001, 07:07 PM
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WOW!! You even brought out the beaded dogtag chain in fantastic detail! Excellent job. By the way, could you describe the laminate which is covering the photo? Is it plastic or more like a transparent varnish/glue? Thanks Tom
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Old 11-16-2001, 07:43 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement. I will try a couple of the challenges. The "laminate" seems to be a transparent varnish or some type of poly coating.
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Old 11-16-2001, 08:07 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply. Sounds like the "decopage"(spelling?) syndrome--could even be Elmers glue or some other type of transparent adhesive--at least we all now have an idea how to proceed when we are given one like that to work on--thanks for sharing it with us. Tom
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Old 11-16-2001, 11:34 PM
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Fantastic Larry!!! I can't believe how much detail you were able to pull out in the face - very sharp lines and details! The contrast between the sharpness of the details in the face, neck line and hat and the softness of the shirt against the background and the top of the hat is an interesting effect. (I'm still trying to decide if I like it - but it's not really important.) I'm just blown away by what you were able to do with this photo. You should be very proud of your work!! Does your brother know you've been working on this? I'll bet he'll be really happy with it!
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Old 11-17-2001, 08:02 AM
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Jeanie,

Thanks for the encouragement. Actually, I was restoring the photo for my mother. It'll be a nice surprise for her. I have another tip I found to thank for the clarity, I think, on using the sharpen edges command instead of just the unsharp mask. It seems to work very well. and doesn't leave the artifacts that only using unsharp mask does.

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Old 11-17-2001, 02:50 PM
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My first response after seeing the original and then seeing your final version was WOW!! Excellent job Larry. Looks like some tips really paid off for you. I know you Mother will be thrilled with it.
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Old 11-17-2001, 06:04 PM
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You might also try this for a more controlled sharpening:
(1) Duplicate layer
(2) apply High Pass filter at around 3.5-4.5 (found under the "Other" tab in photoshop) to duplicate layer
(3)Change blend mode to overlay or soft light or hard light. The results are subtle but nice. Tom
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Old 11-17-2001, 06:33 PM
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That's not fair. The rework isn't from the scan you originally posted. Good work, Larry
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