RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

Where to start with this.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-11-2006, 10:06 AM
Cumbrian's Avatar
Cumbrian Cumbrian is offline
Junior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Watford England
Posts: 14
Where to start with this.

Can someone tell how to get started sorting this old photo out please.Or is someone prepared to have a go at it.Thank You.Cumbrian
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Pats Lad.jpg (50.3 KB, 159 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 10-11-2006, 05:41 PM
anjcook anjcook is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 11
Re: Where to start with this.

a quick take on your pic here I used LOTS of clone and healing...borrowing from other parts of the body...I didn't sharpen it very much tho. Good luck on your finished product
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Pats Lad1.jpg (66.1 KB, 83 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 10-12-2006, 12:57 AM
DCobb's Avatar
DCobb DCobb is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 557
Re: Where to start with this.

First I used the pen tool to separate the subject from the damaged background. I have a stock background that I use to replace damaged backgrounds on b/w images. Levels adjustment. Did cloning in the white areas followed by the healing brush to give more texture. Borrowed body parts to reconstruct the face. Levels adjustments on several areas. Tried to smooth the texture of the face using a lowered opacity blur tool. Good picture for me for practice purposes. I went back and did a smart sharpen on the end picture and added the original for comparison.

DC
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Pats-Lad_orig_unsh_sharp_w.jpg (44.3 KB, 99 views)

Last edited by DCobb; 10-12-2006 at 01:21 AM. Reason: Picture change
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 10-12-2006, 02:08 AM
Cumbrian's Avatar
Cumbrian Cumbrian is offline
Junior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Watford England
Posts: 14
Re: Where to start with this.

Thank you anjcook and DCobb you have both done exellent work on my photo,better than i have managed so far.i am trying to get the right side of his face onto the left side.i have selected it used Transform to flip it but can't seem to get it lined up properly.he seems to have his head tilted to one side slightly.Klassylady25 the link works okay when i click on it to enlarge it.Many thanks again i will take some of your idea's on board and keep trying.Cumbrian
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 10-12-2006, 03:04 AM
chillin's Avatar
chillin chillin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Golden State
Posts: 1,324
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Where to start with this.

Not much "info" to work with, but cut & paste to start
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pats Lad1.jpg (52.8 KB, 67 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 10-12-2006, 10:46 AM
philbach's Avatar
philbach philbach is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Belgium, Wi
Posts: 1,332
Re: Where to start with this.

Well I straightened out the photo and then did a lot of cloning. I used the subjects left eye to reconstruct his right eye.

A larger initial file would have helped a lot.

I added a background
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Pats-Lad2.jpg (4.0 KB, 78 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 10-12-2006, 03:28 PM
Cumbrian's Avatar
Cumbrian Cumbrian is offline
Junior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Watford England
Posts: 14
Re: Where to start with this.

Thanks chillin and philbach i am sorry about the size of the photo,the original is only 1inx1in,but philbach you have done a exellent job,Thanks Again.Cumbrian
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 10-13-2006, 01:03 AM
bart_hickman's Avatar
bart_hickman bart_hickman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 479
Re: Where to start with this.

I went along the lines of what chillin said. Grabbed a copy of the left eye and flipped and carefully rotated/sized it to fit right where the right eye would be. Clipped a masked curve layer to match tone. Similar type of stuff with the chin and hair, then cleaned up a little smudging, cloning, healing.

Bart
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1inch_boy_photo.jpg (31.8 KB, 42 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 10-13-2006, 01:49 AM
Cumbrian's Avatar
Cumbrian Cumbrian is offline
Junior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Watford England
Posts: 14
Re: Where to start with this.

Thanks Bart you have done a really good job on my photo.I have tried going the same way has you,but the results were not has good.Thanks Again.Cumbrian
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 10-13-2006, 02:59 PM
Craig Walters's Avatar
Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
Blog Entries: 4
Re: Where to start with this.

well, i had to have a go at this also. lots of clone, a bit of airbrush, some push, and used psp's 'time machine' to put a border on and add a little dating noise. oh, and i increased the size also.

craig
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pat's-lad-1-k-1a.jpg (96.7 KB, 66 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Comet alert - last chance for N. Hemisphere, S. Hemisph - Start Looking! CJ Swartz Salon 10 04-01-2007 08:47 PM
Where to start Gorgieboy Photo Restoration 4 01-21-2007 10:33 PM
where to start :( carpman Image Help 47 12-21-2005 10:38 AM
Faded Image: Not really sure where to start tb5821 Image Help 10 08-22-2005 10:58 PM
Where to start for writing a graphics application? jeaniesa Software 10 07-09-2003 02:55 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved