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Old 08-11-2005, 06:07 PM
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Lightbulb Missing Details & Restore

This is the only copy that exists... I tried to find the Original Picture, but I couldn't find it...
Can you advise me on the best way to retouch this picture?
It's only 1" x 1"

[She died in a car accident in 1996, that's why it's important to me in doing a good job THANKS]
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:09 PM
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I think this will be a simple case of laborious clone and heal (primarily clone given the very uneven texture)

I just concentrated on her face, and the only other element I used is overlaying a lips brush to try to patch her damaged lips a little.
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Old 08-11-2005, 08:26 PM
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Sorry to hear that someone as young and pretty lost her life. Take care . Neb
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:27 PM
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caitlin is right. no easy fixes on this one. you've got it to a decent image size, but you still might want to double it. this can make some of the cloning easier in the tight spots. i would also do a little contrasting to bring out as much detail as possible. doesnt need much. with contrast/brightness, i tried just a -5/+5 and that was enough.

you could try running it through polaroid's dust and scratch remover for the scratches and creases, but on sizes of scratches and creases like this, i prefer hand work.

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Old 08-11-2005, 10:30 PM
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This is probably not a difficult restore once you get past the mouth, otherwise, there's a number of ways to correct the rest of the image.

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Old 08-12-2005, 11:28 AM
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Archadia, I did an atypical retouch, along the lines of a portrait, rather than do a restore to original. I colourised it, as well and didn't do it (unfortunately) in PS. I used PIXL

Maureen
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Old 08-12-2005, 02:02 PM
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that's an interesting approach, maureeno.

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Old 08-13-2005, 12:41 PM
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Thank you all for the advise... I will post as soon as I finish...
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Old 08-13-2005, 01:41 PM
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that's an interesting approach, maureeno.

Craig
Craig, I thought I'd try a different approach in the event it was a personal memento rather than a request for an accurate reproduction.

In the end, I also used a Virtual Photographer filtre effect which lightened the woman's blouse tremendously. Here's a basic retouch with scrath remover, blurring, Virtual Photographer Ambiance filter and texture filtre.

Maureen
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Old 08-13-2005, 03:21 PM
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I am posting my unfinished work because I have got stuck.
I’ve got rid of the tear through her mouth but the more I look the more I see teeth here. This alters the whole shape of her mouth.

Could someone have a look at the original and see what you think.

Thanks.

Ken.
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