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Old 03-29-2007, 03:42 PM
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I have this picture of when I was a child, and some of the painting rubbed off. I need help restoring the picture, I tried it myself on my photoshop, but I don't get the process. Help me?
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:06 PM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

G'day China,
If you could post your image so the community here can see what you're working with, that would make it easier for us to give you the help and advice you require.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:05 AM
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There's a lot of work to be done there!
Any chance you have a higher-quality scan?

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Old 03-30-2007, 03:17 PM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

I'm sorry but this is the only scanner that I have. Thanks
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:07 PM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

It is possible to fix, but there is so much work involved.
I started on the little girl, but I don't have the time that would be involved to finish this...

If you are new at this, I would suggest something easier to start out with!
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:18 PM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

thanks alot anyway I'll keep on trying
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:05 AM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

cute picture, china, and welcome to RP.

like the others said, a lot of work here. but certainly fixable.

on images like this, i like to do a bit of simple things first, to try to bring the image out more and make the other steps easier. this involves getting a bit more contrast in the image and fixing some of the fading and color mis-balance.

the contrasting can be helped with things like 'curves', 'levels', 'brightness/contrast' and similar 'adjustment layers'. if you dont know what these are, look them up in your manual or go to the adobe help sections online. you basically just want to see more of the original picture here and fix the lighting and fading a bit.

the second step i'd do is fixing the color somewhat. this can be done with other adjustment layers like, 'hue/saturation', 'color balance', 'channel mixer' and some others. on these first two steps, dont worry if it's not perfect. just get it closer to right for now.

after that comes the hard part, fixing all the cracks and creases and missing parts. this is going to take the most time and requires quite a bit of patience and skill. the tools you might use here are things like 'clone', 'smudge', 'airbrush', 'paintbrush' and so on. you do these on a separate layer above your other layers with the 'use all layers' button turned on.

if you dont know what all those terms are, you're going to have to do a bit of study and learn the tools.

photoshop is a BIG program and can be rather daunting to learn. but you dont need to learn it all in order to fix this image. go over those tools i mentioned and ask here if you get stuck anywhere.
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:12 AM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

Lot of missing information, but here is my go at it.
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:50 PM
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thanks dave u did a nice job on the face still needs some work i'm still working on fixing it thanks for the try i'd appreciate
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:42 AM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

My interpretation of the project.

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