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Old 06-04-2002, 09:51 PM
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hi! I' m back! here it is. I hope I did a good job with this. It was not easy for me really. I used level adjustment then dropper to darken the background. Then I used curve to lighten the skin. When it looked fine to me, I cleaned the blue stains and used clone. I used brush tool to the floor. Finally, dust and noise, then smart blur. what do you think? I hope to hear from you, guys!

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Old 06-04-2002, 10:27 PM
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Looks much better than the original one!

I am just a beginner at restoration, and so any improvement over the original is cause for celebration to me!

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Old 06-04-2002, 11:19 PM
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Good job! Especially since you're just learning.

You really have made it look a lot better. The only thing I can see that I'd possibly work on a little bit more is the smaller child's face. It's not quite the same color as the skin on the arms and neck which makes it look a little bright and ghostly...

You might try making a new color layer, and then picking up some color from the arms and using the paint tool to paint it in very lightly on the face.

All I did to this one was add some color to the children's skin and tone down the red in the background some.
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Old 06-19-2002, 05:22 PM
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I am happy you taught me how to fix that photo. You're great! Thank you for the tips
I just wanna know if I will print a photo is it best to save it as jpg or tif to get the best result?
Also, I wanna be good in restoring a photo, i really enjoy it. Is there any courses to help me improve? I took a short course, 4 session in photo restoration but it was not enough, I am thinking of taking a digital darkroom workshop and photography. Wiill it help? I need some advice. Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2002, 07:52 PM
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Well I am probably not much help as far as a description goes, because I start playing with something not intending to submit it, and don't keep track of my steps. Here is what I came up with though.
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Old 06-19-2002, 10:49 PM
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Chair,

I'm so glad you were able to fix it and that you're happy with the information you got. I'm glad we were able to help you out.

There are a couple of threads you might check out for information on file formats such as JPEG, TIFF, etc. Here are the links:

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What format should I use?

I normally save as PSD while I'm working on it since that format is lossless and will also preserve any layers I might have. When am absolutely sure I'm done and won't be making any other changes, I make a JPEG copy of the image and burn it to CD to take to the lab for printing.

As far as courses go, you might start a thread in the education section asking for advice on that. It will be more visible if it has its own thread and you will have a better chance of getting more answers/advice. I personally have never taken a Photoshop or restoration class, so I'm not really sure what the benefit is there. I started learning Photoshop on the job, and then just picked up things over time from books and tutorial websites.

A really great way to learn is to participate in the challenges offered here on RP. You might consider giving them a shot.
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Old 06-25-2002, 04:33 PM
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wow...thats good. I am amazed with you guys! Each of you have their own ways of restoring photos. I am happy to be here and hoping I can do like you do.
By the way, I have some restored photos, I am thinking of sending it to my family but I am worried about the mailing. Is there any way I can send photos safely especially the photos I restored, I spent so much time with it? My worry is that the envelop might get fold or something.
Hope to hear from you guys!

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Old 06-25-2002, 05:49 PM
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You can buy photo mailers at the post office, camera stores, Wal-Mart, etc. I usually enclose the photos I'm sending in plastic, then place them between 2 stiff pieces of cardboard before putting them in the mailers.
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