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Old 11-10-2007, 04:40 AM
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Is this photo restoration possible?

I would just liketo say hello to everyone, I have been lurking in the background for a while, & have been reading the tutorials.

Would anyone know if it is possible to restore this photo & if so what would be the best way of going about it??

There is a bigger image here.
http://s149.photobucket.com/albums/s...ent=655458.jpg

Many thanks in advance

Spence
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:34 AM
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Re: Is it possible?

converted to black and white. used a layer mask to even out the dark border. came up with this
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:52 PM
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Re: Is it possible?

This is my try.

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Old 11-10-2007, 10:16 PM
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Re: Is it possible?

Hey Spence, nice picture. I concentrated on bringing the color back. I did all of that with curves. I sharpened (too much, I think. I wanted to see the flowers, sue me). with the focus magic plugin. If you spent some time you could fix the circle too. did you notice that Grandma is in that chair?
Oh and normaly I wouldn't take out the white border but it shrunk the file size and this was large, I had to drop quality to 37% to post.
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:41 PM
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Re: Is it possible?

This is great, thanks very much for the help.
I am really surprised at how much detail there is!

"did you notice that Grandma is in that chair?" What do you mean?

Any chance of a more precise walk through?
(If I'm not being to cheeky!!)

Once again, thank you.

Spence

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Old 11-11-2007, 05:20 PM
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Re: Is it possible?

Hey Spence, It looks to me as though there is a woman in the chair on the right wearing a flowered top. If she wasn't grandma when the picture was taken she probably is by now . Of course it could just be a dust throw I see.
I'm happy to go into detail on how I did mine. I'm going to dinner now, I'll try to post later this evening.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:23 PM
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Re: Is it possible?

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Hey Spence, It looks to me as though there is a woman in the chair on the right wearing a flowered top. If she wasn't grandma when the picture was taken she probably is by now . Of course it could just be a dust throw I see.
I'm happy to go into detail on how I did mine. I'm going to dinner now, I'll try to post later this evening.
I hope you enjoy dinner.

& thanks for the help.
Its 11.21pm here so its bedtime for me!

Spence
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:53 PM
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did you notice that Grandma is in that chair?
I might be missing something but it looks like a floral cushion to me. I can't see any body or legs there.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:16 AM
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Re: Is it possible?

believe it or not. But photos have a lot of imformation in them. color and detail wise. Getting a realy good scan of your image is your first step in getting better results. Your image is savable but i would recomend before doing all the work, to have the image scanned in higher resolution and at a best color depth the scanner can give. it is amazing the detail difforence a scanner can make, I have a epson scanner that cost me 300 bucks, but the scan is not even close to what i get when i have my local print shop scan it with there $1000 scanner. Plus they only charge me $5.00 per image. so its a great deal to get great quality. better quality at the start means a better finished image.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:41 PM
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Re: Is this photo restoration possible?

Hi Spence.

Selected the green channel and copied it out to a layer
Used levels to lighten the outer circle to match the inner circle
Sharpened
Levels adjusted the whole image
Sharpened again
Dragged a copy of the original to the top and set blending mode to color to add the colour back
More Layers to paint on colour
Sharpened again

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