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Old 05-20-2006, 02:31 PM
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Here's what I mean by clipping, but it could be caused by the JPG compression.
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Old 05-20-2006, 03:27 PM
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I hope you like it. I used a tonal adjustment layer, levels and curves, smart blur...
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Old 05-20-2006, 05:04 PM
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Retouched in Painter, and colourized in PS.

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Old 05-20-2006, 08:11 PM
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Boy...here I thought I was doing good then byRol posts.....oh well may as well post anyway

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Old 05-20-2006, 09:47 PM
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Here is my attempt. I thought there was too much clutter in the picture and wanted too bring more attentiion to the distinguished gentleman. So, I cropped the picture and increased the resolution to 300. Did curves, Channel mixer, unsharp in PS and then clarify in Paint Shop. At least that is what I remember.

Ro, by the way, did an excellent job!
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:52 AM
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byRo, exceptionally well done!

Since I don't use Painter, I'm curious why you used it to retouch the image and Photoshop to colorize it...

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Old 05-21-2006, 11:09 AM
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byRo, exceptionally well done!

Since I don't use Painter, I'm curious why you used it to retouch the image and Photoshop to colorize it...
Thank you, Frank.

As I have commented elsewhere I (used to) get sortta frustrated when restoring an image. I can "see" the original image is under all the junk and damage and I want a tool that enables me to extract that image from the noise.

PS has useful tools which help.
- With the clone stamp you can borrow bits from one place and cover another;
- With the smudge too you can cover up noise with a sort of blur.

These are the traditional tools and you can do an awful lot with them - problem is that it's a fight all the way!
- You can't find the right bit to borrow
- After sudging you can't go back

The bristle cloners in Painter have just the right characteristics (well, for me, at least), because you have two controls Bleed (smudging) and Resat (clone from original). I use 80% Bleed and Resat values of 15% at first then 0% (just smudging) for clean-up - with the added advantage that, if you smudge something you shouldn't, just up the Resat again and add in some of the original.

I have added three atachments which may illustrate:
1) Test image to restore;
2) Smudging;
3) Painter Cloning.

I spent about the same time on both.

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Old 05-21-2006, 12:36 PM
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Wow!!!

All of you did fantastic jobs -the black & white, sepia, & recolorings!!! I am going to study them and try my own.

Thanks so much for your efforts. I hope to get good enough to contribute to this webste.

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Old 05-21-2006, 01:39 PM
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excellent job, Ro. and thank you for the further explanation of your technique here. i think i misunderstood something from that other thread and this clears it up better.

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Old 05-22-2006, 07:33 AM
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byRo,

Just a question. You did such an EXCELLENT job. How long did it take you to colorize the picture? Also, any hints on colorizing?
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