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Old 08-30-2006, 10:36 PM
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Talking I want to save this photo help .....plleeaasseee

I am still learning and if someone could give me guidence on this photo of me on my skates...this is my favorite photo...but I am not grasping on getting it fixed..help ...help....

I have been trying to restore this photo but I am just not grasping it....Help......
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:41 AM
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Here is what I got

Maybe someone could tell me how to focus better....
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:17 AM
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Had a very quick go with your picture.

Used Polaroid D&S filter on 2 seperate layers (one for dark dust, one for light) applied layer masks and applied only where detail was not affected.

New layer and cloned and patched out the major blemish in bottom right.

Flattened image, then colour corrected.

Finally selective sharpening on girls face.

In answer to your question, it is unlikely you will be able to get a sharply focused picture, as the original was not so, and there is not the detail in the picture that would be needed. Even if it were, it is extremely difficult to get any substantive improvement in a blurred picture.
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Old 08-31-2006, 06:24 AM
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Hi Wintergoddess,
That is a sweet photo, cutie! Ah, the 80s hehe!
I take it that you want to bring out the best you can of the little skater and the background is secondary. the second image you attatched is quite small so if you can attatch a larger image of just the girl (is it you? ) and not bother about the background for now, that would be the most important bit to focus on. A bigger example(more image infomation) would be a great help. Oh, and are you using Photoshop?
Cheers for now,
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:06 AM
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On Skates

I color corrected the photo. Then I tweeked the vertical line of the wall.

I cloned the right foreground and used photoshops dust and scratches filter.
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:56 AM
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Hi there

It is difficult to work on a low res version of a photo with lots of jpeg artifacts and damage. You tend to loose texture when you heal and repair. If you want to keep the background you may consider reapplying texture of some kind to the wall and walk

It is also hard to sharpen without drawing attention to damage. On a higher res version I believe you could selectively isolate edges and improve the perception of focus.

PS… what a cutie

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Old 08-31-2006, 11:15 AM
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Thank you all !!

Ya I was a cute kid ..... hehehe I dont know what happened....hahaah...this is so awesome because I am learning new tricks...I hope that I can get it down and try the challenges...I have a couple of other photos that I am going to post on here and I am going to show my version of what I get when I do...help me certique it so I could learn....like they say practice makes perfect.....I have a LOOOOOOOOOOOONNNGGG way to go but I am up for the challenge. Thank you everyone for taking the time and giving me tips...
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:17 AM
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By the way I didnt realize that I had 2 log ins ...I am also known as WINTERGODDESS...I forgot my log in and for some reason I thought it was this one ...and I didnt realize that I still had the old account on here...
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:29 AM
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Ok I finally got my password so I am going to stay with this user name...sorry if I have confused anyone ....again I thank you all for your help .....this is an awesome site..
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:46 AM
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My attempt ..

cute pic

I checked the levels using the white sleeve as the white reference.

Despeckled/reduced noise/dust and scratches

Cloned out the discolouration bottom right. Tidied generally with healing and clone, particularly the crease going into the right leg.

Tried to straighten the wall a little .. I hope it stays put!

Sharpened a little, rechecked levels. Then I ran a filter in Virtual Photgrapher - either 'mountain' or 'landscape'. It seemed to pull it all together a little bit although I am still aware of light yellow patches which I've tried to reduce a little.

leanan`si
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