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Old 03-30-2005, 12:00 PM
Succiu Succiu is offline
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need some help

I've made my first attempt at retouching old photo's and I was pretty successful (I think ) on the first photo, but I'm having trouble with the second as the details are very blurred. Any suggestions on how to bring out the details would be great!

First attempt:
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:57 PM
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Nice photo of your nan Succiu, I did 10 mins work removeing those lumps from her face, using spot lifter, I then added slight blur then quickly added colour she does look like now look plastic ! I am no master but had fun doing what I did. B&W image is with out spot lifter only using blur tool to rid those spots.

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Old 03-30-2005, 07:39 PM
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Welcome to RetouchPro!!!

Is Nan.jpg the original or is it retouched? Did you run a noise reduction filter on it like Neat Image. It would also help if you could post a larger image around 85 kb.

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Old 03-30-2005, 08:53 PM
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Also, could you give us an idea of the size of the original? (btw - 100k is the maximum file attachment size - the bigger the dimensions of the image you can send us the better!)
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Old 03-30-2005, 09:18 PM
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Here was my quick shot at sharpening and highlighting. Perhaps not enough or perhaps too much :-)

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Old 03-30-2005, 11:14 PM
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I can not believe it is the first time you did a color. It is fantastic!! Did you use photoshop? I am very very impressed !! I have been playing for a few weeks now and can not even come close!! Nice work!! Neb
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Old 03-30-2005, 11:24 PM
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I just gave it a new background then played with some effects within psp8
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Old 03-31-2005, 06:11 AM
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Hi Succio, as others have already said, your image is a little on the small side to allow any real improvements, but I've had a quick play about with it.

I removed the blemishes, adjusted contrast with curves. Applied Neat Image.
Then I copied to a new layer and sharpened using USM, applied hide all mask to that layer and painted in sharpness around eyes and mouth.
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:10 AM
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The photo was scanned from an 8x10 sheet filled with her classmates so it's very small to begin with unfortunately

Below is the original scan run through Neat Image with default settings (I don't know enough to mess with the other settings)

I would "Like" to enlarge the picture but it just seems to make things worse.

The image is just one of many that are going to be used for a memory quilt that a family friend is making.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to enlarge it without distorting it too much, I'd really appreciate it.


Nebgranny, yes I used photoshop to do the colors, I've been a photoshop amateur for about 8 years now lol But this is the first time I've ever worked on a photo like that.
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:31 PM
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This is the best I can get it in size hope it helps you alittle.

Regards Barry
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