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Old 04-25-2005, 05:02 PM
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Happy Ray found his negative. Obviously the restored job is a long way short of the quality of the image taken from it, but it was fun having a go.
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:59 AM
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This is about as close as I can get to the negative, without spending a lot more time than I've got available. Just can't get the shadow detail, as it's not in the original stained version.

I just did a bit of hand colouring on this.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:11 PM
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Nacoya,

...all is well what ends well .... Glad your friend found the negative and can get his perfect picture back!!!

Gary,
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This is about as close as I can get to the negative,
...any closer and you'd have the original!!! Terrific job!!!!
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:20 AM
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Thanks very much for your kind comments Flora. There's still a few discrepancies in the vegetation behind the dogs, but it would take more time than I have available at the moment to resolve them, and as the negative is available, I probably won't bother.
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Old 04-30-2005, 01:30 AM
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Nasty stains

Seeing the great results you got with the dog photo could the same technique work on this photo. It has a great big green looking stain at the bottom and stains all over the place. They are really strong in the red channel. As there are hundreds of these dots I really would love a way to remove them un-masse if possible. The only way I can think of is to spot mark them with a quick mask then invert the mask and do a blur and this is probably the wrong track to take but I’m open to ideas
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:11 AM
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Hi, had a quick play with your image, this is by no means a finished job, but an indicator of how I'd go about the problem.

For the spot problem, I'd select the red channel, and apply Polaroid Dust and Scratches Filter direct to the channel. I've found this does a better job than PS's native filter. This hasn't removed all the spots, as you would probably lose skin texture using harsher settings. The remaining blemishes I'd probably clone out.

For the stained area, I first did a selection of the stained area using quick mask.
I copied and pasted to a new layer, then applied a levels adj layer, linked to this layer, to adjust colour and brightness/contrast. You coluld use just the Levels layer, and mask it, but I prefer the extra layer as it allws me to adjust layer opacity for extra control.
Then I created a colour layer and painted over any areas I wasn't happy with colourwise.
Lastly created new clone layer to clone out minor blemishes and join problems.

The whole image now needs correcting for colour and lighting, but I've not done that.

Hope this helps a little.
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Last edited by Gary Richardson; 04-30-2005 at 02:27 AM. Reason: Posted wrong Image
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:25 AM
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Thanks Gary, I have printed out your instructions and will give it a fly tommorrow. This forum is is great. I posted two questions today and had answers within an hour.

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Old 04-30-2005, 02:31 AM
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I've modified my post a little, I'd posted the wrong image for the stain correction,(one I'd done slightly differently, and the end results were'nt quite right).

But the instructions were as needed to achieve the picture I've now posted.
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:41 AM
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Thanks Gary, The stains are on the blue channel. My mistake. Note your correction.

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Old 04-30-2005, 05:35 AM
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Stain Removal

Well since the discoloration on the right photo is limited. I copied the lady's photo to a new layer and used color as the blending mode to preserve the luminosity. I then just cloned the proper colors in.

For the left side where the spots are I started by copying the layer to a new layer and used lighten as a blending mode. Next I moved the copied layer up and to the right until the spots disappeared. This blurs the picture. I then applied a layer mask masking out the entire layer and then painted the mask with white to remove the spots.

I then used the healing brush and later neat image.
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Last edited by philbach; 04-30-2005 at 05:37 AM. Reason: Another Restore Path
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