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Hopeless Cause; My neighbor's mother

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Old 09-26-2005, 07:32 PM
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Whew!

Very challenging photo.
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:33 PM
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very nice, klaatu; you (plural of course) got rid of most of the mottled colors. a bit of noise reduction and sharpening now and it shld be good. might also reduce the catchlights a bit.

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Old 09-27-2005, 02:27 PM
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Hi Jamie.

I started with the green channel as it contained the most detail. But used the blue channel to remove the marks.
Cleaned the skin with a Gaussian Blur Layer.
Touched up.
Colorized and sharpened.

It sounds easy but it took 24 Layers.


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Old 09-27-2005, 02:49 PM
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i took klaatu's last rendition and did some more to it. still not totally happy with it.

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Old 09-27-2005, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Kraellin
i took klaatu's last rendition and did some more to it. still not totally happy with it.
Great skin color Craig! Although, overall now it may look a little like it's becoming a painting instead of a photo.

We worked our version in LAB and repaired each channel separately. We used almost every tool at our disposal, using the Patch Tool most since there was a lot of dust, scratches and ink. This photo was more work that we thought it would be. Each channel had it's own separate problems with various noise and irregularities. The L channel needed lots of help as well. We did a lot of guessing where the splotchiness ended and the actual photo-transitions began. This channel took more work than the others since this is where the actual image structure resides. We used the Dodge/Burn Tools to even out much of the worst splotchy areas.

Your version's skin color looks so good right now, perhaps putting it over a really good L channel (set to Color mode) would bring back some of the image's original structures.

As we said, very challenging photo but wonderful as a learning experience.
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:42 PM
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klaatu,

yeah, i was thinking it was looking 'oil' also as i was working on it. it also looks a bit flat now and the eyes still arent right. i may start over from your version again. and yes, it's tricky image!

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Old 09-28-2005, 09:03 AM
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Lovely job there Craig
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:14 AM
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thanks cassidy. feel free to jump in here and do one

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Old 09-28-2005, 09:22 AM
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I have craig but mine really looks like oil, a startover job I think, fell off the rails about mid way, apologies to Klaatu, re-read, excellent restoration there which I think craig capped nicely

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Old 09-28-2005, 10:36 AM
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By the way Klaatu, everything of yours I have seen so far looks to be of a high calibre
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