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Old 12-16-2006, 03:45 PM
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Very old photo

This is a photo sent to me by email from a cousin. It's my gr gr gr grandparents and the only photo anyone has. The cousin doesn't take it out from behind the glass so he took a photo of it.
Where do I start to bring things out a little better? I think I can get rid of the scratches but just not sure about the overall picture.
I'm using PSP 8 so I don't have the healing brush PS users have.
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Nan
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:51 PM
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Re: Very old photo

Nan,

I copied the background layer, adjusted levels fairly dark and set this new level to overlay. Then I copied the second level and changed it to screen. Then I set both to 50% opacity.

I think this helped bring out some details but it needs a little fine tuning on the levels. Hope this helps you get started.

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Old 12-17-2006, 08:37 AM
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Re: Very old photo

Thanks Nomi,
I'll try that. You did bring the detail out more.
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:53 PM
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Re: Very old photo

nan,

i first ran a brightness/contrast adjustment layer. then i copy merged and paste as new layer.

on that i ran a 'clarify' filter, fairly strong.

i also ran a 'shadows/midtones/highlights'

after that i simply changed the background with clone and airbrush to give some contrast to the background and the people. i also airbrushed the faces and hair a bit brighter.

this is NOT a complete restore. it was done rather quickly just to show how to bring the folks out more. there's a lot of detail still in this image so, you shld be able to bring it out nicely.

also, you could leave the frame in, take it out, paint it like i did or whatever. mostly you want the people fixed.
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:08 PM
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Re: Very old photo

That's great Craig! It looks like it has a lot more possibilities now. I mostly wanted to be able bring out the features better and your method doesn't sound too complicated.
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:54 PM
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Re: Very old photo

you're welcome, nan. just bear in mind that this could be a lot better. i was just sloppily throwing things around in a hurry so, i'm sure you can do better and would love to see your end result.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:26 AM
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Re: Very old photo

Reducing some noise might help too
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Old 12-18-2006, 03:14 PM
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Re: Very old photo

I used only burn & dodge tools.
Texture canvas & frame make with dodge tool.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:35 PM
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Re: Very old photo

This was just a quickie in photoshop but I am sure it can be duplicated in psp. I duplicated the background set it to multiply and reduced the opacity a bit. I then cloned out some of the scratches.

Like I said it was a quickie but my main point here is it does not need to be complicated.

Hope that helps a little.

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Old 12-18-2006, 08:28 PM
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Re: Very old photo

Great work you guys!!!!!!!!!
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