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Old 11-03-2006, 04:35 PM
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Photo with multiple problems - help!

Hi there. I have a photo I'm about to restore for a friend. It's in pretty crummy shape and it's been a while since I did anything like this. If anyone could give me some tips on where to start, especially in regards to the colour problems and texture that comes up when the photo is sharpened, I'd really appreciate it!

I've included the original photo (resized, obviously) and a version of where I'm at with it right now after 15 minutes of work or so. Plus there are two smaller crops as well.

Thanks in advance for any pointers!
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File Type: jpg sofar.jpg (99.6 KB, 67 views)
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:06 PM
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Re: Photo with multiple problems - help!

Well, I think I'm getting a handle on it. Here's so far now:
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:12 PM
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Re: Photo with multiple problems - help!

I gave it a quick try...... then got too frustrated with correcting colors in one part only to have them desaturated in others...... looks like you're doing a great job!

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Old 11-04-2006, 08:15 AM
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Re: Photo with multiple problems - help!

Going really well on that one so far hotpixels, as at last pic, I'd up the curve on the green channel a bit and then do a levels
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Old 11-04-2006, 02:03 PM
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Re: Photo with multiple problems - help!

Hi there

Lots of damage but it can be done I think. Here is a start nowhere near complete. I did use multible hue/saturation adjustment layers to get to this point.

Butch
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Old 11-04-2006, 02:24 PM
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Re: Photo with multiple problems - help!

Hi HotPixels.

Welcome to RetouchPro.

I seems you are doing just fine with this without any help.
Here is my attempt. (I think my Neat Image settings were a bit too high - Again)

Nice job Butch.

Ken.
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:32 PM
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Re: Photo with multiple problems - help!

Well I used levels on the white shirt to partially correct the color shift.
Then Neat Image plus the healing brush.
Finally adjustments selective color to adjust yellows.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:43 PM
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Re: Photo with multiple problems - help!

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I haven't been back to the pic since I posted here last, but I'll take a stab at it again with your suggestions as soon as I get a chance.

EDIT: I'm done, I guess. There could be more done to it, but, well, I don't want to do any more!

Here's a link to the before and after versions, because although it's not a big image file, 100kb doesn't really show much.

It's the second photo I've ever restored, and the first colour one.

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Old 11-24-2006, 10:39 PM
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Re: Photo with multiple problems - help!

Looks great!
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:55 AM
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Re: Photo with multiple problems - help!

Awesome job Hotpixels! Well done!

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