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Old 06-19-2006, 01:42 PM
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Hello. Any ideas on how to best to:

1. smooth and/or enhance: face, eyes, lips, necklaces).
2. Replace background (same colors but without the debri)
3. Give the pic a more sharper focused (worthy of printing at 8x10)
4. Color, B&W and or sepia touches.

Unfortunately the picture is old and aged the the peeling/crack is embedded in the paper. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-...46/image1a.jpg

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Old 06-19-2006, 02:00 PM
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I don't know how to do it, but a bunch of people here do! So just wait, someone will answer you.

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Old 06-19-2006, 04:20 PM
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Well I felt is was best to replace the background. I selected her from the background and copied her to a new layer. Underneath her I applied the fake one.

To her face I used various repairs; Healing brush, Neat Image, G blur and surface blur. What seemed to help most out of this was to copy her face and use surface blur. Then a black mask to that copied layer and then paint in the areas that needed blurring.

Lastly I copied her face again and used smart sharpening and again a black layer mask to selectively sharpen the eyes.
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Old 06-19-2006, 05:28 PM
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On my screen that looks fantastic, phil! Great work. Oprah's prom photo...
Will it look as gorgeous on a 8"x10"?
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Old 06-19-2006, 05:52 PM
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Similar to Phils methods but I kept the background and cleaned it up.
Lots of cloning, healing, noise reduction, local blurring and finally levels.

Nice pic Phil
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:16 PM
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Hey, I just wanted to let yawl know that your work is fantastic.

I'm amazed .

Excellent.


oh and ah...
keep smilin,
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:43 PM
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Same as above but I messed up on the skin color I think. I have a picture of a good friend I used her skin tones... Just an experiment but of course the tone was on its own layer and can or could be changed at any time.

Butch
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:22 AM
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8 x 10

Well it could. But in my case I didn't spend a whole lot of time on it and I used the Save for Web Feature in photoshop to upload the downsized photo.

Lots of nice restorations posted and several different ways to get to the final product.
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:13 AM
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THANS EVERYONE FOR ALL THE GREAT WORK POSTED. I REALLY APPRECIATED!!!

perhaps because i still consider myself a newbie i should have reprashed the question.

I was looking for a bit more of a step by step procedure so i could practice and understand the approach a bit more.

thanks again! everyone for their input.


PHILBACH: i LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH THE BACKGROUND. CAN YOU GIVE ME A STEP BY STEP ON WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

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Old 06-20-2006, 10:14 AM
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Great jobs!!!

I had a go ....

Attachment 1 the simple restoration (I also changed the background)

Attachment 2 a B&W and a B&W with a hint of Sepia on the lady's skin ...

dasailr03,
I'm in a hurry right now, but, if you are interested, I could post the description of what I did later ...
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