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Old 03-21-2005, 06:00 PM
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Question Need help with weird marks

I'm new to this forum and also to restoring old photos...so here goes. My first attempt is this picture of my mother with her cat. I think I'm doing OK with the scratches and tears. I might get brave and send that later.
Here's the problem....When I first looked at the photo, I asked her if it was a real cat because the face looks so strange. (It is real.) After I scanned photo and zoomed in (using PSP 9), the cat's face looks like it has features drawn on. (weird gray colored marks) There are also some similar marks on the girl's face around eyes, nose and mouth. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas about what caused this and how to correct. I'm sending the original before I starting retouching.
Looking forward to learning from you all...
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Taylor
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:17 PM
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Attachment?

Taylor, your original photo hasn't made it through on your post - can you edit your post and reattach it?
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Old 03-21-2005, 10:05 PM
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can't attach photo

I tried editing my message - I uploaded the photo and it shows up below the message, I saved changes, but it doesn't show up in the forum. Don't know what I'm doing wrong.
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Old 03-22-2005, 12:26 AM
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It appears to me that someone drew the face on at some point due to the cat being all white...

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Old 03-22-2005, 04:23 AM
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Yes -you're the victim of an amateur photo retoucher!! I had a photo myself recently where this had happened, but it wasn't as drastic as this. All I can think of is if you found a photo of another white cat and tried to copy more realistic features from there.
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Old 03-22-2005, 04:34 AM
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New theory...

I don't think the cat had a face at all! I think what you can see in the photo is the back of its head!!
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Old 03-22-2005, 07:26 AM
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LOL Caitlin fancy removing the face hehe. This is my quick attempt at trying to recolour image, I am sure it can be better if time was taken on it. Just wanted show you its possable. Play around with the tone now I think will sort it better.

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Old 03-22-2005, 08:23 AM
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Caitlin, I think you may be right. The position of the cat's body and legs makes more sense if that is the back of the head!

Barry, I would love to see what you have done. I"m still trying to figure out how to get images to show up. The only one on this thread that I can see is the one Caitlin sent (and only sporadically) -- not yours or mine.

Thanks to both of you for your help. What a great forum!
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:25 AM
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Hi Barry:
You really like to colorize don't you? And looks like you are getting better at it all the time. Do you or anyone know of a color code to use for skintones? I would like to try to do a color. Thanks Blessings Neb
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:30 AM
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Opps, please forgive me Taylor for not saying welcome and hello. So nice to have you here. You will find a lot of nice folk here whom will help. So you use PSP9? Do you like it? I still use 8 and like it alot. So many people told me not to upgrade as 9 has a lot of bugs? But my friend did a retouch of a photo with it the other day with a one step function in 9 and it was very good. Well take care. Blessings Neb
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