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Old 05-31-2010, 03:33 PM
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I recieved this picture after the funeral of my aunt. this is my fathers family (my dad is the littlest boy) all but one of these people have passed. I am not sure what to do to bring a little life into this picture. Please help!
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:11 PM
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Re: family picture

Straighten, color correct using white, gray, black points, find best channel (use that channel for corrections... clone and heal etc), sharpen, re-tint sepia-tone if wanted
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:14 PM
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Re: family picture

I was afraid if I straightend it - it would take a loss?
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:15 PM
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Re: family picture

Yes, you will lose the corners on the top left and bottom right and a tiny bit at the top right corner but nothing that can not be corrected with some cloning (the girls legs and background) and some copying/transforming (the big boys pants into the little boys pants)

That should get you off to a good starting point for your restore

Used the green channel for first one then sepia toned it
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:19 PM
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Re: family picture

much better straight!! any advice on the shadows of the little boy? He died in 2002 I wanted to clean this photo up so I could give it to the only survior, she is 80 yrs old.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:45 AM
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Re: family picture

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....any advice on the shadows of the little boy?...
.... Selected the shadows on his face and 'lifted' them using a Levels Adjustment Layer ....

The details are there ... pity the picture is so small .... For better view, I increased its size and zoomed in at 200% losing some sharpness ...
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:50 AM
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Re: family picture

looking much better! I am going to toy with that a little

thank you!
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:32 AM
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wow! I can see his face!!
I replaced the little girls leggs but they look very fake
how do I fix that?
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:12 PM
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wow! I can see his face!!
Great!!!

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I replaced the little girls leggs but they look very fake how do I fix that?
In this picture, I wouldn't replace the girl's legs .... Obviously 'borrowed' from another picture, they look fake because of wrong size, sharpness, luminosity etc.

In my opinion, parts of a picture should be replaced only if absolutely necessary ... possibly with a good part of the same picture. I don't think this picture would 'suffer' a lot if simply cropped after the 'straightening'


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Old 06-03-2010, 08:38 AM
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Here is another try.
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