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Old 01-12-2007, 07:37 PM
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Please critique this restoration job...any good, can you tell it was restored?
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:51 PM
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Re: please critique

The lighter crack still shows on her shoulder a bit, and the bigger crack where it goes into her hair also looks a bit odd. The bridge of her nose where you took off the rust or such looks lighter than the rest. Not something that really stands out, but looking at the side by side it shows.

Also the cloning on the left edge by her hair is noticeable, if you're looking for it.

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Old 01-12-2007, 08:28 PM
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You removed the photographer stamp in the lower right corner. I think this should be retained. Also, the neck (between the pearls and jaw line) seem to be a little rough.

The background area you added on the left sideshows definite signs of cloning. You can see the pattern repeat from right to left. Moving the source often will reduce this. Also, healing tool will smooth some of this out.
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:04 PM
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Re: please critique

Thank you both for the replies. As for the photographers stamp - the client wanted it removed. (would have left it in)

I see the spot in the neck area - how would one fix that? I can't seem to get results I'm pleased with.

healing tool smoothed out the noticible cloning in the backdrop. Thank you for your input!

I fixed the crack in her shoulder after I took the screenshot to post here on RP.

I fixed the bridge of her nose finally with results that I am happy with.

I think thos goes to show that everyone needs input, at any level. Lesson learned on this post - After looking at an image for a while, you seem to miss things

THanks again to you guys for your input
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:41 PM
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Re: please critique

cducasse,

i think it's a very good job. i would think any client would be pleased.

there's one other thing you could do now. you've done a good restore. most clients would be quite pleased. but, there's one more stage you can do now, a retouch. the image is fairly dark. a curves, levels or shadows/midtones/highlights might be enough. it's just that extra mile you can go for a client. not required and some wouldnt want it, but it's sort of like the baker's dozen... just a nice thing to do. just make sure you keep the original restore as well in case the client prefers that.
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:26 AM
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I agree with duwayne I think you should leave the stamp in it adds to the overall photo I retouched this and did a slight levels adjustment,just another take on this photo

zganie

you did a good job I also think the customer will be pleased
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