RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Image Help
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Image Help Got a problem image? Don't know where to begin? Upload images and ask our users what they think or if they can help

Help please...extremely faded photo!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-02-2008, 12:01 AM
wwcavs wwcavs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6
Help please...extremely faded photo!

Hi there,

I am very stuck with this photo. I've tried everything I know, but I can't fix it. It is a 70 year old picture of my Grandmother and Grandfather. My mom asked if I could restore it, but I can't even come close. If anyone can help me, it would be very much appreciated. I have uploaded the file so that I can print it as an 8x10. If anyone can help I would forever be indebted to them.

http://us.share.geocities.com/wwcavs/image1.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 06-02-2008, 12:17 AM
chillin's Avatar
chillin chillin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Golden State
Posts: 1,324
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Help please...extremely faded photo!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wwcavs View Post
Hi there,

I am very stuck with this photo. I've tried everything I know, but I can't fix it. It is a 70 year old picture of my Grandmother and Grandfather. My mom asked if I could restore it, but I can't even come close. If anyone can help me, it would be very much appreciated. I have uploaded the file so that I can print it as an 8x10. If anyone can help I would forever be indebted to them.

http://us.share.geocities.com/wwcavs/image1.jpg
"We're sorry, but this page is currently unavailable for viewing."
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 06-02-2008, 01:26 PM
wwcavs wwcavs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6
Re: Help please...extremely faded photo!

Sorry, I don't know what it does that.

This should work:

http://www.geocities.com/wwcavs/image1.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 06-02-2008, 01:56 PM
lurch's Avatar
lurch lurch is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 574
Re: Help please...extremely faded photo!

Still can't view your photo.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 06-02-2008, 02:19 PM
wwcavs wwcavs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6
Re: Help please...extremely faded photo!

Sorry, let me try this one more time.

http://img231.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_249lo.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 06-02-2008, 04:58 PM
crazyfly1's Avatar
crazyfly1 crazyfly1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Colorado Springs Co. USA
Posts: 733
Re: Help please...extremely faded photo!

Here is my try.
I found a ot of noise once I darkened so I tried to get aroun that.
I used an overlay mode layer with the high pass filter set to 20 and then masked out the bottem and right of the image, then I dup'd the layer 7 times. That brought back the dark edges of the mans face without the junk.
Then I used a screen layer to lighten the skin and dress with a mask and then multiply on another layer with the same mask inverted to darken the shadows. You could then clean up the background with some dodge and burn.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 34244_image1_122_249lo.jpg (98.9 KB, 65 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 06-02-2008, 06:53 PM
0lBaldy's Avatar
0lBaldy 0lBaldy is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,580
Re: Help please...extremely faded photo!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wwcavs View Post
Hi there,

I am very stuck with this photo. I've tried everything I know, but I can't fix it. It is a 70 year old picture of my Grandmother and Grandfather. My mom asked if I could restore it, but I can't even come close. If anyone can help me, it would be very much appreciated. I have uploaded the file so that I can print it as an 8x10. If anyone can help I would forever be indebted to them.

http://us.share.geocities.com/wwcavs/image1.jpg
The first link worked fine for me using IE

You might try another high resolution scan in COLOR with all automatic stuff turned OFF

All I have done is to try and find the image with a few levels adjustments with masks to sort of give you something to work with..

a little larger version (here)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg starting-baseAweb.jpg (97.8 KB, 57 views)

Last edited by 0lBaldy; 06-02-2008 at 07:04 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 06-02-2008, 08:52 PM
wwcavs wwcavs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6
Re: Help please...extremely faded photo!

Thanks everyone for your help.

crazyfly1, I can't seem to view your image, I keep getting a message saying "You are not logged in or you do not have permission to access this page", but I am logged in.
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 06-03-2008, 11:07 AM
marliz marliz is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 22
Another try:

Levels
Levels copy (blend multiply)
levels copy (blend soft light)
Noiseware to remove some noise
A little burning and dodging
Straightened and cropped
Some cloning
Lots more to go and you will have a fair copy. The more time and patience, the better.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 34244_image1_122_249lo.jpg (198.7 KB, 46 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 06-05-2008, 03:26 PM
wwcavs wwcavs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6
Re: Help please...extremely faded photo!

Thanks everyone for your help, I do appreciate it!
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Image Help


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scanning damaged photo Dlbp422 Photo Restoration 4 06-17-2008 10:45 PM
My photo enhancement software Christofur Software 7 03-15-2008 02:23 AM
Rescuing wet photo collection Scott Rose Photo Restoration 3 01-30-2008 12:57 AM
Study done to determine original faded colors? Photon713 Photoshop Help 2 01-24-2008 08:07 PM
Very faded old photo - any ideas? dianajenna Photo Restoration 12 04-18-2007 10:45 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved