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Old 07-31-2002, 11:12 AM
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Hi ya,

Thanx to everyone who's replyed, the help and advice is much appreciated
Im still trying to get the photo right, but eventually I'll get there

I have another photo I'd like your advice on if you have the time that is.

I've managed to get rid of all the tears and cracks on this photo but, Im having trouble filling in the missing part of the woman's face

any help on this would be great
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Old 07-31-2002, 02:02 PM
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lol you really do pick them dont you This is far and above my skill level. I havent had a go yet, examined the channels or anything yet, but from a cursory glance I would think that the information is not there to begin with (so cant be recovered) however, if you can find any source photos to borrow the detail from, that might produce results. the only other way that I can think of, would be to make your own by brushing on the shades and features of the face.


RetouchPro has a vast archive of photos that you could borrow the features/shading from.

I will have a look at this picture, but I am pretty sure its beyond repair and into the realms of artistry - I am not so good with the artistic side of Photoshop (sounds stupid I know). Good luck all.
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Old 07-31-2002, 05:08 PM
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If you could get another photo of the same woman, in approximately the same position, you could probably borrow some features from the other photo to use as restoration material. That's the best I can think of.

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Old 07-31-2002, 05:34 PM
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What I would do with this one is firstly ask the client if there is another photo of the lady. It doesn't really matter if it's a similar pose as long as you can see her eyes properly. If you get a photo which shows her eyes you can either "borrow" them from the photo and make they fit by using the transform took playing with the skew, distort and perspective ect until you get a good representation of her eyes. Or you could search through photos you already have or on the internet to find a photo with similar eyes. I feel this is probably the way you will have to go. When you find those similar eyes try to only use parts of them to repair the original eye, not the whole eye as this often is detectable.I use several layers varying in opacity, that way I can delete or adjust the layers at will. Once you have the eyes then start on the nose but remember only use as much as you have to from another photo or you will change the original too much. I have built up a collection of body parts which I use when there is no better way to repair an image. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-31-2002, 06:25 PM
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Hi all, Here's what I was able to do with the airbrush. I didn't touch the rest of the photo - just did around her nose and eyes.

Margaret
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Old 07-31-2002, 08:08 PM
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I did it with the clone tool and the paintbrush. It took about 20 minutes.

First, all I did was examine the woman's face. I could guess pretty much what was missing just from looking at where the lines were going. When I look at a face, I know pretty much that the eye will be a fairly even arch, and there is usually a fairly standard spacing between the inside edge of the eye and the bridge of the nose. The shadow that is still visible at the bottom of the nose will lead almost directly to the inner corner of the eye and eyebrow. In this image, all of the information is there to make a fairly educated guess as to where the missing lines need to be placed. All I did was continue the lines that were there with a clone tool set to about 20% opacity, building up gradually, and then smooth/blend any rough edges with a paintbrush set to 10% or less. I did all of this on a new layer so that I could turn the layer on & off frequently to see any odd "jumps" the lines might be making - a bit like a little animation. If the lines started to jump too far away from the original, I erased lightly and re-made the correction.

As a final step, to get the texturing on the new repairs to approximate the original image, I selected the blank areas of my correction layer with the magic wand and then inverted so that only my repaired area was selected. On one more new layer, I filled the selected area with 50% gray and set to overlay. I added a slight bit of noise and then ran a very slight motion blur on it.
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Old 08-01-2002, 05:02 AM
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Great job Jak. It would have taken me a lot longer to get anywhere near what you did in just 20 mins.
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Old 08-01-2002, 06:39 AM
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Jak your restoration is superb. Great job.
I'm afraid 20 minutes wouldn't even get me started on this one.
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Old 08-01-2002, 11:32 AM
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I had some time this morning so I finished up this restoration.

I used the airbrush to build the woman's nose and eyes and also airbrushed the creases in the background and on the man's clothes. I used the clone stamp tool on the lady's sweater.

To clear up the fine cracks on both faces, I used a slight gaussian blur and then set that step to the source and used the history brush at darken or lighten to smooth out the wrinkles.

Hope you like what I've done.

I've recently had a couple of jobs where only the airbrush would do, so I've had to practice with it and am pleased with the results.

Margaret
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Old 08-01-2002, 11:54 AM
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Very nice you lot - I knew there would be a wealth of talent out there
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