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Old 08-20-2005, 11:54 AM
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Challenge: Restore 30 yr old Photo

This photo is of my boyfriend when he was a kid,

I know you are always looking for challenges for restoration photos, so here is one, the twin boys are identical, can you restore it back to original, and as you can see the photo as been in a frame facing the sun, not a good idea i have told their Mum.

Show me your talents!

Could you also tell me how you did so i can learn from this please

Ella
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:36 PM
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Hi Ella,

Haven't heard from you in a while, how did the house move go. Are you all settled into your new house now.

Had a quick go with your picture. Think you're going to have to hand colour some of the sun faded areas, there's not too much colour info.

Glad to see you're back,

Gary

Have edited my orig post a little and coloured things a touch (I'm not very good at this, hopefully someone else can do a better job).
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Old 08-21-2005, 05:11 AM
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hi

Helllllooooo Gary

Yes i moved, to a smaller place but a safer place, I still got lots of boxes and no where to put them, but at least its a nice quiet area to live in, i also just had my birthday and i got myself a tablet and pen for me to learn from, i also got GHDs but thats girlie luxury, """hair ceramics"""

You did a grand job there hun, these boys are yorkshire lads, so they will be really chuffed you helped out, thank you!!!

You did a marvelous job!

Ella
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Old 08-21-2005, 09:08 AM
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Hi Ella,

Glad the move went well.

Got the same problem myself, too much gear and nowhere to put it. (Not quite true, got a loft and garage but they're already full. Really should have a right good clear out.)

Glad you like the pic, forgot to say what I did. Didn't do too much, copied BG, set new layer to Multiply, reduced opacity to about 50%. Adjusted levels a touch to get rid of the white burn out. Then selected stained areas, copied and pasted to new layer, adjusted levels to blend. Cloned out joins and a few blemishes. New layer set to Soft light filled with 50% grey, used soft black and white brushes at 5% to adjust local shading.
Lastly new layers set to colour mode and painted in a little colour here and there as needed.

Hope this helps a little, best of luck with your own attempt.

Gary.
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:02 AM
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Gary that is superb!!!

I am only a very very newbie at this retouching, thank you very much for the guidelines! i always wondered how it was done!
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Old 08-23-2005, 06:25 PM
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Some how I ended up with a sketch.

I played with this in Studio Artist and PScs and end up turning it into a sketch.
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Old 08-23-2005, 06:46 PM
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:) dbuckle

Nice picture although i wasn't after a drawing, wanted to restore or retouch the picture, keeping it in its original state.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:28 AM
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Hi Ella,

so glad your moving went well .... mine is still looming ....

I had a go at your picture ...

Since it was a long procedure, please, let me know if you'd like a detailed description ...

Take care...
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:54 AM
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Hello Flora

Thank you!!!

That is lovely, its a long process so i won't ask too many questions, just the one i am intrigued about.

How do you get the skin to be that colour, meaning when i try i smudge around the hair etc, so how do you keep that colour in for just the skin?

And moving Flora is 2nd to bereavement i hated every minute of it, i am still sorting things out and that was 4 weeks ago when i moved, i won't be moving again unless i pay for a firm to come in, box everything up, and move the lot for me, meeting me at the other end with a cup of tea. That is the only way i shall move again.

I had to downsize a large house to 3 rooms, and sell alot of furniture, sadly i had to leave my carpets and curtains, but i guess someone with nothing as them now, so thats a good thing, i am hoping.

Ella
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:01 AM
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Legacy, personally prefer the richardson redo, (sorry flora, looks a bit to forced this time), and oh heck, yes do appreciate the move
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