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old photos need resto for anniversary present

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Old 11-15-2006, 10:02 PM
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Re: old photos need resto for anniversary present

it's not 'against the rules'. anyone may volunteer to work on someone else's image they've posted that needs help. however, it IS encouraged that the person posting said picture is also trying to learn to do it themselves. it is also encouraged that anyone receiving help, whether they are learning or just looking for a freebie, make a contribution of some kind. you are also more likely to receive help if you are also attempting to do the work as well.

one such contribution would be to make a donation to the site. another might be to allow others to use your posted image in their portfolio and i'm sure others could find other ways of contributing. exchange is a good thing.

so, there's no rule against posting for a freebie. and a thank you and a bit of admiration are sometimes considered payment as well... though these rarely pay the bills
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:39 PM
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Re: old photos need resto for anniversary present

Adjusted the pic of soldiers. Very quick job and not the best it could be.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:46 PM
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Re: old photos need resto for anniversary present

Thanks, already looks better, ill try to take a crack at it, but truthfully i dont know where to begin :S How would i go about reducing the brightness at the bottom?
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:55 PM
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Re: old photos need resto for anniversary present

Overall manipulation, a lot of neat image
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:17 PM
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Re: old photos need resto for anniversary present

Ok i took a shot at it. Suggestions on what else i could do?
If needed i can scan a copy of it at very high resolution.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...a/adjusted.jpg

I just need to know how to brighten the 2 people without brightening the haze at the bottom.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:18 PM
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Re: old photos need resto for anniversary present

Not too happy with this one but you can sort of see their faces...

Beth

PS: Shawn, I just brightened the heck out of the picture then, when the people were bright enough, I came back with a Multiply Layer by:

Alt + Add New Layer Icon (bottom right-hand next to trash button on Layers palette)

Select 'Multiply' for your blend mode in that dialog box

With a black brush at 9% opacity, go over all areas you want darkened... don't worry about streaks.... just get those places dark

Next go Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and blur just until streaks are gone but it's still dark

Adjust the opacity of the layer in the layers palette....

Sometimes, instead of a 'Multiply' layer, you can use Color Burn but it really increases the color saturation of the area and I didn't think it would work here....

Beth
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Last edited by solitear; 11-16-2006 at 12:10 AM. Reason: Photo updated
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:27 AM
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Re: old photos need resto for anniversary present

Well I used the standard methods like curves and levels. It turns out that my rendition has the wall as green.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:11 AM
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Re: old photos need resto for anniversary present

Thanks for your help guys, I used solitear's soldier picture in combination with mine at 20% opacity and linear burn and i like the way it turned out, i also used her resto of the couch one so thanks for your help. Now to scan the other 110 pictures
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:55 AM
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Re: old photos need resto for anniversary present

Hey Phil...... my wall turned out green, too, but since that couch looked identical to one my grandparents had, which was a very deep red, I just couldn't leave that wall green

oxoxo
Beth
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:38 AM
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