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Old 04-17-2006, 12:08 AM
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Edith Helen Humphreys

Can someone help me restore the following picture of my Grandmother.
It is the only one we have and it would be nice to see her in color.
I appreciate your time and effort.
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:14 AM
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Hi Roadrunner,

Colouring is not my strength, so I'll leave that to those talented in that area.

I've just cleaned up the image a little. (Haven't cleaned everything, as I wanted to keep feel of the image).

Duplicated image and applied Polaroid D&S filter to it. Applied cover all mask, then painted on mask with soft white brush to take out the marks I wanted.

New layer, and cloned out other blemishes.

New layer set to soft light, fill with 50% grey, then using soft black brush 10%, darkened areas round face and eye.

Apply Neat Image to reduce noise, then finally cloned out a few minor marks.
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Old 04-17-2006, 05:09 AM
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Color

I put some color on it (really quick) so you can see what it may look like.
Later today I will clean it up and re-color.
What do you think?

Rich
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:17 AM
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Hi Roadrunner.

I cleaned up the marks by painting onto blank layers.
Added noise
Coloured
Sharpened.

A light colouring seemed more appropriate to this photo.

Ken
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:43 AM
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That's a really nice restoration/coloring application!

I love that era in time and you have done this fine lady proud.

Roadrunner should be very happy with this one.

Steve

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Hi Roadrunner.

I cleaned up the marks by painting onto blank layers.
Added noise
Coloured
Sharpened.

A light colouring seemed more appropriate to this photo.

Ken
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:10 AM
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Very nicely done Cameraken - a light natural look.
MargaretM
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:57 PM
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Edith Helen Humphreys

I wanted to thank those people who worked on my Grandmother.
The picture is fantastic. I am so thankful to you.
If you have time can you work me through this step by step, so that I can have a go myself.
I have just started studying the tool box in paint shop so I have a long way to go
applied Polaroid D&S filter to it. Please expain this and how I can download if possible, again thanks for your kindness
Joy

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Old 04-18-2006, 01:05 PM
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Ken, wonderful job! Color & tone fit just right.
Regards, Murray
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:08 PM
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Wow. Thank You All for the kind comments.
Glad you liked it.

Joy.
Welcome to RetouchPro.
If you would like to learn how to colour photos then there are tutorials here

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=43

and here.

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=32

If you need further help then post your results back in this thread and someone will help you.

You have some nice pictures to work with.

Hope this helps.

Ken.
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:10 PM
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Hi Joy,

Polaroid D&S filter is a plug in for Photoshop, or a Stand alone programme (both come with the download), and is pretty straightforward to use.

Download Link Windows 98/2000/ME/XP

Download link Mac

As you're using PSP you'll have to use the standalone programme (don't think there's a plug in for PSP).
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