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Old 11-30-2007, 02:10 PM
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Old wedding

We have just found a couple of old photos of a family wedding in the 70's
Have tried many different ways to make these more acceptable without any joy

Would someone have a look for us please (and clean if possible) and if you dont mind, how to achieve the results
Hope I am not being too cheeky in asking


I have posted them here:-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15387173@N06/2075945611/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1538717...n/photostream/


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Old 11-30-2007, 02:46 PM
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Re: Old wedding

When I clicked on your links, all I got was a sign-in--no pics.

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Old 11-30-2007, 02:49 PM
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Re: Old wedding

dc

Could you try again please
Am new to this site and am having a little trouble

Thx
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:33 PM
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Re: Old wedding

Smurf, the pages say that the link is private and that we do not have permission. It looks like you have not set these up for unrestricted access.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:54 PM
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Re: Old wedding

Same result as for DCobb ...
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:25 AM
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Re: Old wedding

Appologies for the problems
Think I'#ll post them here - thinking that should make life easier
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:14 AM
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Re: Old wedding

This is what I have done so far to this image, you can go and heal, clone, patch etc.,

Open image, duplicate image.
Levels adjustment layer, go to individual channels and pull the right and left sliders into the majority of information.
Merge down, duplicate layer.
Snapshot.
Use the shadow/highlight filter - about 10 for both +5 for midtones. Set blend mode to screen and take the opacity down to 50%.
Use hue/sat adjustment layer, go to red channel and and set the saturation slider to -30. Set the blue slider to -50. Click save.
Take snapshot.
Merge layers, duplicate layer.
I used neat image set to smooth the image and set the layer opacity to 50%.
If the guy on the left hand side isn't all that important to the image, I would straighten the image a little bit and crop him out. I've left him as is.
Take snapshot.
Merge layers, duplicate layer.
At this point you can go crazy with your patch tool, healing and clone brush tools.
Obviously needs a lot more work done to it, but this is to show that it is possible to rescue them to preserve the memories.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:21 AM
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Re: Old wedding

Many thanks for your efforts

Sadly the guy on the right is going to be the bridegroom in about 2 hrs from when the pic was taken

sorry
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:29 AM
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Re: Old wedding

The first pic appears in much better condition than the second one. Did an auto levels, did a hue/saturation/lightness adjustment on the yellows to remove the yellow from the base of the photo and then did a highpass overlay to sharpen a little, little being the operative word, otherwise you bring out a strong grain
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:59 AM
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Second photo, did a levels which introduced both an orangy diagonal frequency as well as a horizontal frequency. Fixed the obvious abberations with clone and then saved. Ran the saved version through neat image and saved the result. Reopened the original, so far fixed version, and brought in the neat image version which I placed as a new layer in overlay mode. Still far from decent though
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