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Old 11-29-2006, 11:13 PM
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Help - Extreme restoration challenge

Ok..do not know where to post this request for help. I have been asked by a friend at work to do something with the only picture she or her sisters have of their father. PROBLEM. He is very small in the background and can hardly see him and features are not clear. I thought something would be better than nothing so wondered if I post this photo if someone here could make it into a charcoal or pencil sketch. Anythng to try and give her a little something visual of her father. Thanks Neb
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:11 AM
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Re: Charcoal or Pencil Sketch

Hi Neb, long time no see, just playing a bit, but think, unfortunately you need a bit more detail for a sketch, expecially as most sketches rely on the contrast, someone prove me wrong please
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:36 PM
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Re: Charcoal or Pencil Sketch

I would bet someone (not me) with great manual or digital drawing skills would be able to use this image as a reference to create a decent looking sketch.

Otherwise it would take one highly skilled in restoration to create a reconstructed image, which could be used as the basis for an art manipulation.
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:01 PM
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Re: Help - Extreme restoration challenge

lookinig at the image, i would say restore it first, then do the sketch.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:11 PM
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Re: Help - Extreme restoration challenge

Hmmm, just an idea Neb, but can you get a pic of your friend and her siblings? If they have some resemblence to their father this may be useful as a reference.
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:16 PM
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Re: Help - Extreme restoration challenge

Challenge?

Did somebody say the magic word?

My normal restoration workflow (for really bad images) already passes through Painter.
This one just stayed there a bit longer.

That was fun!

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Old 11-30-2006, 10:47 PM
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Re: Help - Extreme restoration challenge

Thanks to everyone who gave replies and suggestions!!


Ro..That is just wonderful. That is 1000 times better than nothing. Thank you so much. I can not say enough how great it is!! I will show her tomorrow. She will be blessed I am sure!! Thanks millions everyone. Neb
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:56 PM
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Re: Help - Extreme restoration challenge

Holy Smoke....... I don't know what you call this version..... part photo / part fuzz ........ ha!

Beth
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:30 AM
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Re: Help - Extreme restoration challenge

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Holy Smoke....... I don't know what you call this version.....
Beth
Beth -- I'd call it wonderful!! I just this minute closed out my attempt to restore this image because I wasn't getting good results, and clicked on yours to see a real picture of a real man. Very impressive!
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:24 AM
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CJ..... what a wonderful comment and such a compliment coming from you.... thank you......

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