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Old 11-28-2005, 03:42 AM
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Another Request For Help

Do not remember if I posted tthis before or not. This is a very special photo for my mother. She is in the nursing home and this is a picture of her and my step father she cherishes!! Can some one help with her face please? I would love to give her a restored copy for Christmas. Neb
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:24 AM
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hmm, same scanner neb? Still very lined. Any chance of something larger and with more detail?
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:42 AM
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Hi Cass, yes same NEW..scanner it is a canoscan 8400 and it really does not do a good job!! I am going to call them sometime today!!

That is it for size..it was just a small piece of photo almost gone as you can see. She kept it with her always!! That has been put through Neat Image as well. Any help would be an improvement I am sure. I gave the photo back so even if I get a new scanner I could not scan again. Neb
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:02 AM
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thought I detected neat image there, how about a non neat image version in a much larger size, I recall having played with this photo previously. Could be a candidate for fft. The Canon software in advanced mode should allow for enlarging. Any attempt at enlarging, increasing sharpness etc, actually introduces greater grain
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Old 11-30-2005, 03:47 AM
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Hey, Neb! Does this look anything like your mother? Copied the other side of her face and tried to eliminate the damage and retain some semblance of facial shape, but without any idea of what she looks like -- it was all guesswork. Do you have any other photos of her at that age?

Yes, I fudged by creating some flowery thing that might be a flower or a frilly decoration on her top.
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:10 PM
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all i did here was reconstruct mom a bit, since this was the most difficult part. i'll probably look at it tomorrow and go 'what was i thinking?'

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Old 11-30-2005, 02:26 PM
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Craig -- you created a much better side of her face (right side - facing photo) than mine; I was just trying to "hint" at some facial structure, but you found it.
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:36 PM
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thanks cj

i actually borrowed, with a selection, her right side (our left) to start the left. i then used the warp mesh to fit the new selection into the proper perspective and shape and size. from there it was all air brush, clone, push and smudge.... and a LOT of time.

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Old 11-30-2005, 04:44 PM
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I copied the other side of her face also, but just tried to position it via Transform -- there was so much damage to even that side that I didn't find it helped me much.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:21 AM
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cj,

yes, i was looking at that same problem to begin with. what i did was use the freehand selection tool and just went along the outside of her face from jaw to hairline and then down on the inside of her face, across the eye a bit and across the mouth a bit to pick up pieces from those two spots and then down to her jaw again. so, i only used the outside quarter of her right side for the selection. i then mirrored it and placed it according to the eye alignment. i then used the warp mesh to stretch and move the rest where it belonged.

i can still see it needs some work, now that i've stepped away from it. maybe someone else would care to touch it up more. feel free to use my image if you wish.

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