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Old 09-10-2005, 08:18 AM
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I've adjusted this photo as far as I can, and still don't like the results. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-10-2005, 09:23 AM
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looks like a toughy. could you also post the original? also, this appears to be a reconstruction job. any similar photos that you might be able to draw data from?

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Old 09-10-2005, 12:01 PM
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Here is the original

Unfortunately, there are no similar photos in better shape. This is the original.
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:31 PM
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Unfortunately, there are no similar photos in better shape. This is the original.
Tony, are there other photos that show facial features of the woman -- one with her eyes (or even one whole eye) would be very helpful to use to recreate her eyes in this photo. One that shows her mouth -- the shape and size of her lips, etc. Any little piece of another deteriorated photo that looks a bit better than that bit in this photo can be copied and used for this photo's enhancement.

What program are you using for your work? I am using PShop 7, and used the Patch tool to replace some of the skin (it's supposed to retain more of the texture than the healing tool). You may have already been doing a lot of cloning, and you can do that all over the photo also. I used Liquify to enlarge the woman's eyes a bit -- didn't help much, and copied the left side (facing) of the baby's lip, flipped it and turned it to make more of a mouth. Did some dodging/burning all over also. There's a LOT of work to do, but you can keep working on yours and make it better with time. If you have any other photos that can help you add pieces -- use them.

Your image is in grayscale mode -- did you scan it in grayscale or convert it to grayscale after scanning? Sometimes one channel is a bit better than another if you scan it in RGB mode and it is worth trying. Working in RGB mode also lets you use more tools in Photoshop.

I'm sure you'll get more ideas from other helpful folks here. Keep checking and keep working!
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Old 09-10-2005, 02:58 PM
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I am using PS 7. I tried healing tools, curves, and cloning and could not get the results I wanted. It did not occur to me to look for a different photo from a different bacth of photos to canibilize parts from--that's a great idea. Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-10-2005, 10:05 PM
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It did not occur to me to look for a different photo from a different bacth of photos to canibilize parts from--that's a great idea.
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any similar photos that you might be able to draw data from?
i swear i'm going to buy a cattle prod.

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Old 09-10-2005, 11:23 PM
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Kraellin, lighten up. I read your post faster than I should--I stand corrected. Now put away the cattle prod for someone gets hurt.
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Old 09-11-2005, 10:57 AM
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tony,

hehe, it's ok. mostly i just use the cattle prod on myself

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