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Old 04-08-2003, 03:28 PM
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a photo which I have finished of my late father
Quite a handsome chap! I like your choice of background, and the colorizing (colourizing ) really does add to his image. There's too bright a highlight on his forehead and left cheek for my tastes, but otherwise I like what you've done. Has your mother seen it yet, or is it part of the photo package you're creating for her? Bet you'll get a few tears from her for this one.
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Old 04-09-2003, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for that CJ. Funny you should mention the bright spots. I have only just finished that photo and it wasn't untill I was uploading it to the forum that they seemed to stick out like a sore thumb. I'm just about to fix them. A leason I think I've just learnt is that once you THINK you've finished work on a photo it is probably best to leave them alone for a while and then go back and finish them some more.
Yes it is part of a package I'm doing for my mother and no she hasn't sen them as yet. Yeah he was handsome, with a handsome temprement to boot. Some people say he featured Clark Gable a little.

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Old 04-09-2003, 03:33 PM
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I've just learnt is that once you THINK you've finished work on a photo it is probably best to leave them alone for a while and then go back and finish them some more
That's an important lesson to learn, and easier said than done. We get all wrapped up in what we're fixing sometimes and fail to look at the overall image. Sometimes our fix has changed more than we'd planned on, and sometimes we just don't notice a small problem while working on the bigger ones. Good for you that you noticed.

Your father's ears were not as noticeable as Mr. Gable's, but with that mustache, I'm sure he did get a lot of Gable comments.
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Old 04-10-2003, 02:34 PM
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Ok I'm back to my original post i.e. problem with texture of original photo. As jeaniesa said sometimes you have to make the most of what you have and enlarging the photo only makes things worse. I've taken everyone's ideas on board, as well as some of my own, and played around untill I have come up with a reasonable copy. It still needs some work doing, such as the hair and sharpening some of the features etc. but so far it doesn't look too bad on say a 6" X 8".
What I did try was using various layers and working them in using the JPEG repair in Image Doctor and adding various amounts of grain. It doesn't seem to have done a bad job, I don't think.
Like I said I still have some work to do, but see what you think.

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Old 04-10-2003, 02:35 PM
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This was the actual original
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Old 04-11-2003, 01:08 AM
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Good job with this. That type of grain is difficult to get rid of and you did a nice job.

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Old 04-11-2003, 09:53 AM
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Thanks for that Mig. I know it's not perfectbut I think I've improved it a little. Now all I have to do is work on some other photos I have with the same problem. It's funnt but I've noticed that a lot of pre war and war time photos seem to be printed on the same type of paper i.e. post cards. Probably because proper photographic paper was hard to get, I guess.

Thanks for the confidence you've given me.
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Old 04-15-2003, 11:47 AM
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Len,

You've done a really good job with this.

The only (small) suggestion I would make on your final version is to blur the background a little bit because even though it's a pattern, it looks sharper than the picture itself. (You might then need to add a little noise or film grain to the blurred background to match the picture - you'll need to make that call.)

Hope that helps,
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Old 04-15-2003, 03:01 PM
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Thanks for that suggestion jeaniesa. I'll get on that as soon as I finish another photo with the same grain problem. That's what I like about this forum everyone is so eager to help. It's nice to know that so many people care.

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Len
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