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Old 05-04-2006, 03:59 AM
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Great Grandparents Pic - Please Help

H to all thr wonderful people at RetouchPRO I have a nice little job if anyone is interested. It is a picture of my great grandparents which my mother wants to restore. She has had a very hard time as of late and this is the only pic that she has left of them. I am spending to much time at work at the moment aswell as restoring this pic but I really wont to get it as good as I can for her, so if any of you fine people could help it would be much appreciated.

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Old 05-04-2006, 05:35 AM
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I have a nice little job if anyone is interested
Hi Andrew, are you submitting this as a request for a professional job from one of us, or asking assistance on how to restore it yourself?
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Old 05-04-2006, 05:53 AM
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Hi AndrewR,

I'm with Caitlin on this one ... the Restoration, Retouching, and Manipulation and Help Forums are for 'teaching a man to fish' ....

If you are asking for a professional job, you might try our Classified Forum
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:23 AM
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Hi Oh sorry, Its assistance Im looking for and a tutorial on how to get the results that I require.

Again any help would be great
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:10 AM
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Hi Andrew.

This picture is really too small to copy or print so you will have to work on your original.

Wow. What a nasty one. Everything seems wrong with this.

The Green and Blue channels are bad
The magenta and yellow and black channels are bad.
The Lab Lightness channel is OK
There is too much blue in the shadows.
There are spots and marks all over
And on top of that this picture is really too small to work with.

Here is what I did for what it’s worth.

Levels to set black. White and mid points.
Duplicated the picture. Converted to Lab and repaired the marks in the lightness channel and sharpened it.
Dragged this layer back on top of the RGB image and set blending mode to Luminocity.

Layers set to colour to paint out colour casts.
Hue/Sat to adjust colours
Neat Image used selectively
Sharpened

That’s the basic idea.
This tutorial should help
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=206

I’m really not happy with my picture. But I’ll post it anyway. You should be able to get better results from a bigger picture.

Maybe try scanning it again to try to get more detail in the eyes.

Another way to go may be to change it to black and white.
Repair the damage and then colorize it


Hope this helps


Ken.
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Old 05-09-2006, 01:04 AM
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tricky image. not sure i'm done yet. too late to post how-to.

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Old 05-09-2006, 04:44 PM
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I will take a crack at it for you.. I need something alot higher res to do a real restore. But to give you an idea i cleaned up the defects converted to BW and started coloring it.. hope this helps
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