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Old 11-26-2008, 03:47 PM
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Re: Need help fixing this blurred/double image

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Printmeister, Excellent job for what you had to work with.
Thank you Swampy, but Focus Magic should take the lion's share of the credit. Getting the motion blur angle and pixel shift took a bit of fiddling with.
I also left the background out of focus to try and accentuate the subject.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:59 PM
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Re: Need help fixing this blurred/double image

Well, I can see that if you are doing restoration or retouching that, Focus Magic would be a great tool to have in the tool box.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:11 PM
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Re: Need help fixing this blurred/double image

Very difficult photo and sorry about your brother.

I decided that I would take it a different way then sharpening. I started out with Exposure ADJ and masked a lot until even.

I then used the patch tool to clean, and liquify to reduce the double image. Next, I used some D&B, painting with colors, and copying certain parts (eyes) in new layers.

Lastly, I Corrected Brightness & Contrast, levels (blacks), and hue/sat.

Just a diffrent way to think about things... its a non-sharpen sharpen...

Hope this helps,
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:23 PM
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Re: Need help fixing this blurred/double image

Thanks for all your help and efforts guys. I really appreciate it. I was able to get a decent fix using Focus Magic and playing with the settings until I found an acceptable look. Here's what I came up with.
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