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Old 01-10-2005, 08:18 PM
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pulling my hair out.

Have been trying to touch up this photo of my friends daughter. The right side of the image has me stuck... Wish l knew how to paint hair on. .. Hope someone might offer some suggestions. So far l have simply used the transform tool in photoshop cs and flipped horizontal the right side of the face onto the left and used the clone tool with the colour balance to take out some of the shiny bubbles... Finished with polaroid dust and scratch removal plugin. Attachment shows the original. Not sure how to put two images together so l will include the reworked image next.
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:21 PM
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the reworked version

This is a my reworked version.
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:23 PM
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Well this is certainly a challenge, but not beyond impossible (did i say that out loud)

Will spend some time with it tommorow, but i think something can be done.
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:55 PM
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Hi Tell. I think you can see where I'm going with the hair. You know your subject better than I so I'm not going to try and do too much. A couple of observations. Her left ear seems higher than her right. This may be so but for esthetics you may want to adjust. Her left eye seems a "smidgeon" (techo language) too large. Again, you know your subject. Hope there's some ideas here for you.

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Old 01-10-2005, 11:30 PM
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Tell...Thanks!

My first on a ripped photo and hair...

Well i got to tell ya its took me 2 hours to do this, and i still need to sleep, no worries job interview isn't in till 2pm i got plenty of time.

I did the median noise on most of this, and copied the side of her head to then flip it, i added her a different hairstyle just a simple bob behind the ears most girls has had this kind of style.

Goodnight everyone

~Legacy~

Thank you Tell...
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:06 AM
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Duplicate layer
Polaroid dust and scratches to reduce the light spotting overall.
Duplicate this layer
Gaussian blur - quite a lot
hide all layer mask and paint back face except for really bad area.
reduce opacity to 80%
merge visible to new layer
smudge tool to finalise repair on good areas of face.
copy good eye and surrounding are to new layer and flip horizontal.
reposition and blend in using a layer mask
merge visible to new layer.
Paint colours from visible hair over damage.
smudge hair with hair brush mostly set to darken.
Changed background by duplicating layer, radial blur and distort - glass, hide all layer mask and paint back in the background.
Add noise

Christine
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Old 01-11-2005, 01:01 AM
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Boy, a really strong UK connection except for this hockey puck. Legacy. Good stuff although you may want to think about it from the stand point of "A" symetrical, whatever that means.
Christine, very nice! Can you do something about the ear? Really appreciate the time to note your steps!!
Keep in mind, comments from someone who didn't try to complete the image.

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Old 01-11-2005, 01:25 AM
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No time to do more now - I think to do a really good job you would need the hi-res image.

Christine
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:10 AM
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thank you all

To think l uploaded this image a few hours ago... Now l have so much to aspire to. Thank you Dave, Legacy, and Christine. I wish l wasnt so envious. These brilliant examples of what can be done has made me painfully aware of my inadequacy with photoshops brushes. ..Christine, how long did it take you to do this wonderful touch up and might you have a suggestion on where l could start to learn to use the brushes better. Thank you all again.. Tell.
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Old 01-11-2005, 04:07 AM
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Tell,

That took me about 1.5 hours, most of my learning of photoshop restoration has come from Katrin Eisman's book and DVDs and the forums here. The only thing I would say is use hi res images where possible (300ppi) and practice, practice, practice.

I often go back to things I did a year or so ago and do them again applying the new techniques I have learnt since.

Christine
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