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Old 12-04-2005, 03:56 PM
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looking for advise on historic WWII photos

I have photos taken by my Father in Japan '45 and '46. After seeing the cost of having them restored, I decided to learn how to do it myself. I work in photoshop cs, and have been at it a bit more than a year. What are my chances of making a REAL QUALITY restoration of photos such as this? I'm new to Retouch pro so if I've goofed somehow, please forgive and advise. Thanks
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:25 PM
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what else have you got?

Is this a soldier? didn't see him at first if so.
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:54 PM
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Sounds like you have a great collection of images. Bit off subject, but have you thought of the historical value of the images
May be worth showing or discussing the images the these people Here
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Old 12-04-2005, 09:53 PM
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Re: WWII photos

Yes, that's a soldier. I do realize the historical value of the photos. They also have great personal value as I know many of the stories of the photos. I have many photos (all positives, no negatives) so that's one reason why I am learning to restore photos. My dream is to put photos and stories in a book.
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Old 12-05-2005, 04:01 AM
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It was difficult working on this image due to it's size, and the amount of fine detail lost through resizing. But this is the result of playing with shadow/highlights adjustment and then running it through neat image set at 120% sharpening and 0% noise reduction.
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:17 AM
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Very crisp detail attained there Chris
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:36 AM
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Thanks Cassidy
I find that neat image is a great sharpening tool, as well as noise reduction. I don't know why, but the sharpening seems to come out really well using neat image. I use it more for that now than I do for noise reduction.
Forgot to mention. I also used burn tool set to 20% on shadows to pull out more of the detail and the hills in the background
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Old 12-05-2005, 09:19 AM
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not much time to explain details at the moment....

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