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Old 04-10-2006, 09:04 AM
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please Help :Would like to see and hear what to do with this

Hi love the forum.
I would love to know where to start with this.
I have knowledge of photoshop but not of the original print tone should be etc etc.
All comments appreciated as I'm a newbie at restoring.

The pic is of my wifes grandads grandad.

Thank you
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:51 AM
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Hi Peoples10,

For me, because of the amount of scratches and age on the photo, I couldn't clean it up too much. However, by using the Clone and Heal tools in Photoshop, I was able to remove most of the creases and major imperfections. I did an Auto Levels to darken the photo without too much contrast. I cropped the photo and repaired the large gaps by filling in with a similar background. I used the Dust & Scratches filter to soften the photo. Finally I changed the hue/saturation to a sepia tone. Normally I would keep a photo in the original colour, but since this one had so many different tints, I just went with sepia.

This must be a very old photo!

Good luck with your retouch!

Heather
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:43 PM
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My version:
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:53 PM
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Nice Ken! Lots more detail and less blur than I could manage
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:06 PM
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Hi Peoples10,

For me, because of the amount of scratches and age on the photo, I couldn't clean it up too much. However, by using the Clone and Heal tools in Photoshop, I was able to remove most of the creases and major imperfections. I did an Auto Levels to darken the photo without too much contrast. I cropped the photo and repaired the large gaps by filling in with a similar background. I used the Dust & Scratches filter to soften the photo. Finally I changed the hue/saturation to a sepia tone. Normally I would keep a photo in the original colour, but since this one had so many different tints, I just went with sepia.

This must be a very old photo!

Good luck with your retouch!

Heather
Thanks for your info
where the pic is a brown to orange in the original do you think that it was sepia originally.
Yes it is a very old picture

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Old 04-10-2006, 07:08 PM
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:36 PM
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What a wonderful picture to work with. When looking for the detail, I saw that on the board with the other watches was the picture of a boy. How one spends their time was important then and now. The skill that this man had was indeed a needed one.

Thank you for sharing.
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had a go also. tons of clone and push. some clarify and the rarely used fade correction. also some airbrush on a blank layer.

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Old 04-11-2006, 03:48 AM
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had a go also. tons of clone and push. some clarify and the rarely used fade correction. also some airbrush on a blank layer.

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Thank you for you information
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:50 AM
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What a wonderful picture to work with. When looking for the detail, I saw that on the board with the other watches was the picture of a boy. How one spends their time was important then and now. The skill that this man had was indeed a needed one.

Thank you for sharing.

Thanks
can i ask how you got it to the stage you have please

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