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Old 05-28-2002, 02:44 PM
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Wink restoration help

Some suggestions please!

Requesting help for the best way to restore this photo. This is the only available photo of this person.

Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2002, 03:48 PM
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Hi belly!

Welcome to RP!

I've just downloaded your picture, which had been already downloaded 6 times before I arrived!....this means...help is on the way...
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Old 05-28-2002, 04:03 PM
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If you still have the original, try scanning it from a different angle. Sometimes turning a picture 90 degrees and scanning it again will lessen the cracks.

Just a suggestion,
Margaret
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Old 05-28-2002, 07:09 PM
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hi belly,

welcome to RetouchPro!!
yikes, that photo is in awful shape! what I'd try first on that photo is mask the guy and put him on a new background, then do loooots of cloning. If you're interested, you could email the photo to Doug for use as a restoration challenge. I'm sure you could find out lots of ways of fixing it from peoples entries and descriptions.

- David
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Old 05-28-2002, 07:18 PM
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Smile

Thanks Margaret, but the hi-res file was sent to me. I do not have the option of scanning it.
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Old 05-28-2002, 07:56 PM
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Hi belly,
Welcome to Retouch Pro.
Looks like a nasty photo to work on. I have had several of those in the past and even if you replace the worst channel, in this case the blue one, it's still alot of work. There is a decrack action available here but I don't know if you will get good results with it in this case. You will have to set the action to lighten the cracks since it comes by default to darken them. If you have trouble let me know and I will explain how you do that.

What I did with mine like that, and this is no quick fix, is to use a small brush the size of the cracks and the dodge and or burn tools set to low opacity and lighten up the cracks or darken them to match the surrounding good areas. You only need to do his head and shoulders since the background can be replaced.

Maybe others more experienced can give you a better plan of action. For me, it's always been a painstaking business.
Good luck and let us know how you fair with it.
DJ
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Old 05-28-2002, 07:57 PM
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I have to say that photo is in absolute shocking repair! I dont know what to suggest really, other than really small, tight cloning and with no intention of being snide either a good reference photo and/ or a picture of Roy Shneider(?!?) [jaws]

Looks an awful thing to do any thing with, what if anything have you tried so far?
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Old 05-28-2002, 08:19 PM
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This is a mug shot. Do you know this person's full name? If so, then there's a better version of this somewhere.
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Old 05-28-2002, 10:46 PM
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Ok, that's a tough one. But here's how I'd do it.

(I'm going to put it in parts so I can post screen shots with it)



1. Select part of the skin with the magnetic lasso tool. Invert your selection and switch to quick mask.
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Old 05-28-2002, 10:48 PM
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2. Gaussian blur the mask @ 10
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