RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

General Photo Repair

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-14-2005, 02:06 AM
JaYDAnGeL JaYDAnGeL is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2
General Photo Repair

Hi. I'm new to the board, a first time poster, and I'd have to say that the level of expertise on photo restoration on this board is very exceptional. It's very impressive to see such skill.

I was requested by a friend to help restore a picture of his grandfather (as I have done general edits and touch ups on a variety of pictures), but I have never handled a picture in this kind of condition before. The biggest challege to me is the clean up of the mold/dust/scratches on the picture itself while bringing back the detail of the coat/face. Specifically the left side of the coat appears to have no more detail in it. Any basic tips on removing the mold/dust/scratches and possibly bringing back some detail into the subject would be very much appreciated. Thank you! =)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Young_Grandpa_dad (Edit).jpg (97.7 KB, 74 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 04-14-2005, 03:25 AM
Gary Richardson's Avatar
Gary Richardson Gary Richardson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Yorkshire, England
Posts: 2,717
Hi Jay, I don't think you're going to find any quick PS fixes for this one. Maybe some of the photo conservators will be able to advise you on things you could try with the photo itself.

I've had a quick go with your picture, but it's going to take a lot of painstaking work to get something substantive out of this one.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Young_Grandpa_dad 1_filtered.jpg (87.2 KB, 43 views)

Last edited by Gary Richardson; 04-14-2005 at 04:40 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 04-14-2005, 11:22 AM
Sean2 Sean2 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 95
Hello Jay,

I think Gary is correct on this one. I tried a few things and it would be time consuming as far as I am able to tell.

What I did was:
Duped the background;
took a cut of the jaw and flipped it horizontally;
patched the facial contrasts with patch tool
cut and pasted some of jacket stripes and used the patch tool to improve;
dodge and burn to lighten shadow or bring out hidden detail.

Perhaps you or someone else can take This or gary's piece and keep working at it ?

Thank you for the opportunity to work on the picture.

Sean
Attached Images
File Type: jpg first-cut.jpg (97.1 KB, 26 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 04-14-2005, 01:00 PM
Ken Fournelle Ken Fournelle is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 248
My effort:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Young_Grandpa_dad -w(Edit).jpg (85.9 KB, 53 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 04-14-2005, 06:18 PM
Sean2 Sean2 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 95
Nice work Ken!

Sean
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 04-14-2005, 11:54 PM
JaYDAnGeL JaYDAnGeL is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2
Wow... that's alot of great work out there. I wouldn't expect a quick fix for a picture such as this. It's interesting to see such quick progress. A few questions:

Gary: What kind of steps did you take to get your effect? it seems like it brought out quite a bit of detail back to the picture itself.

Sean: Nice tips! Great effort on the picture. =D

Ken: How did you revive the detail back in the coat? It looks very well done. =)

Thanks for your help everyone. =D
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 04-15-2005, 01:03 AM
Gary Richardson's Avatar
Gary Richardson Gary Richardson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Yorkshire, England
Posts: 2,717
Hi Jay,

It's a combination of a few things.

First I duplicated the image, set blend mode to Multiply and masked out the dark areas. Duplicated this layer again, and reduced second layer opacity to about 20%.

Created new layer set blend to soft light and filled with 50% grey. Then using a soft black/white brush set to about 10% opacity, I painted into areas to darken/lighten and level the tone.

When I got it something like, I flattened the image, then created a new layer and cloned out a few blemishes, using a soft clone brush set to about 30% opacity (this allows you to part cover blemishes, allowing some of the original texture to show through, build up to cover more distracting areas). Mostly I did'nt have Aligned on, and cloned from an area on his cheek.

Lastly I flattened the image, duplicated the flattened layer, and applied Median filter to even out tone, then set blend mode to darken, and adjusted opacity of layer to give best result.

Hope this helps a little, good luck with your restore. Keep us posted as to how it comes out.
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 04-15-2005, 04:08 PM
realaqu's Avatar
realaqu realaqu is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 109
it is so frustrated to handle this picture. just my another try.
realaqu
Attached Images
File Type: jpg realaquversion.jpg (99.1 KB, 25 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quality Photo Retouching @ Good Rate radixindia Classifieds 0 10-04-2007 02:16 PM
WTT : Your Photo Repair, My Web/Graphic Design spyral Classifieds 1 09-25-2007 03:28 AM
Pre Scanning photo repair? d64 Photo Restoration 2 02-14-2006 10:08 PM
photo repair (not restoration) Doug Nelson History, Conservation, and Repair 17 01-18-2002 02:36 PM
Paper repair vs. photo restoration Doug Nelson Work/Jobs 4 12-07-2001 09:58 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved