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Old 04-24-2007, 12:07 PM
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old pic, need ur help

Hi retouchers, i have one picture from my father i need your help how about, be retouched, the pic,


here is:

http://img177.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_544lo.jpg
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:53 PM
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Re: old pic, need ur help

Cool picture, but resolution could be little higher. Anyway, here is my attempt

Some fast cloning (building went really wrong, but you get the idea) and color correction
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:06 PM
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Re: old pic, need ur help

Color correct to reduce yellow. (Yes, it's a dusty work place and yellow reflects this, but you can reduce it) I used curves and set the eyedroppers for black (hair) white (clouds in the sky) and gray (what looks like water behind the building).

Straightened and cropped.

Used the vanishing point clone filter to repair the torn photo in the building. Regular clone tool for the area in his arm.
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:39 PM
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Re: old pic, need ur help

This is by no means a finished product, but...

I used threshold & levels to correct the color; like Swampy, I cloned the building in Vanishing Point (love that tool) and other stuff normally. I ran faux Lucis on a duplicate layer and faded it back quite a bit. Finally, because couldn't figure about what to about the general washoutedness, I used Intellihance Pro, which helped. There was some noise reduction in there, too, and possibly Despeckle. I'm probably forgetting something. Basically, I just kept throwing stuff at it and if it stuck, I kept it.
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Last edited by dkcoats; 04-24-2007 at 04:41 PM. Reason: Here's a good idea - upload the image.
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:29 PM
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Re: old pic, need ur help

Well done, DC. I didn't spend much time, about 5 minutes so with a little work this photo is completely salvagable.
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:13 AM
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Re: old pic, need ur help

It is difficult for me to explain, what steps have I taken.
-curves
-levels
-neat image
-byro's razor action
-more color adjustment... a lot of experimenting, but if you wish I can send you some of the PSDs. The patch work you'll do better than me... I didn't finish it.

PS
Thank you byro for your great action (sharpening).
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Last edited by chillin; 05-01-2007 at 01:09 AM. Reason: finished project
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:33 AM
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Re: old pic, need ur help

Here's a quick clean up from me.

Pretty much what the others have done, quick colour correction (I used levels) followed by a little cloning to clean up.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:57 AM
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Re: old pic, need ur help

I was waiting for the scanner so what i' ve done was a bit circuitous, after clone stamping made 2 files.
1st
convert to AIM G1 rgb profile
assign adobe rgb profile
2nd
assign adobe rgb profile
copy 1st to new layer of 2nd mode multiply
get luminosity mask as selection of 2nd
invert
make a mask from selection on layer multiply
some selective color correction
sharpened by overlay/highpass

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Old 04-25-2007, 09:48 AM
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Re: old pic, need ur help

Hi all... gave it a go. I love working on those priceless family photos.

-color, bright, contrast correction
-cloning and healing
-noise reduction

Cheers,
Sherry

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Old 04-25-2007, 01:28 PM
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Re: old pic, need ur help

saby,
Might be circuitous, but it's beautifully done!
Carole
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