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Old 05-04-2007, 04:06 AM
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Re: Help and ideas for old photo of grandad

Had a quick go with this, haven't tried to "polish" it too much, just to keep the feel of the original.

Cloned out blemishes, adjusted levels a tad.

Created new layer, set to soft light, and evened out some of the lighting by painting with a soft white/black brush set to about 5% opacity.

Used Neat Image to reduce noise a little.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:24 AM
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Re: Help and ideas for old photo of grandad

Looks awesome, Gary..... as usual..... hehehe

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Old 05-04-2007, 11:32 PM
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Re: Help and ideas for old photo of grandad

welcome to RP, soakes.

as you can see, we've got some talented people here. but we're also a learning site, so we'd like to see your work as well and those same talented folks can help you progress if you need it.
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:48 AM
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Looks awesome, Gary..... as usual..... hehehe

Beth

Thank you kindly Beth. I'm similarly impressed by your rendition of Soakes picture, you have a nice light touch, which is almost always my preferred result (they can always be "polished" later if the client want it that way).

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Old 05-05-2007, 06:43 AM
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Re: Help and ideas for old photo of grandad

I did the same as Gary. Tried to keep the original feel of the photo
duplicated layer
patch tool to repair
duplicate layer
Highpass filter at 1.3 set to linear light
merged down
noiseware to reduce noise
grain surgery2 to match grain set to about 38 percent
selective color neutrals to +2 blacks to +1
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:15 AM
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Re: Help and ideas for old photo of grandad

You're welcome, Gary....

unimatrix001, beautiful work!


And, um........ Craig....... CRAIG........ where's your version?....
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Old 05-05-2007, 11:21 AM
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Re: Help and ideas for old photo of grandad

I thought I would have a go at this,

I used the channel mixer to get the best information from the best 2 channels, and then cloned / healed the creases. Add a duplicate layer set to soft light to increase the definition of the jacket, and add some color back in.
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:15 PM
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Re: Help and ideas for old photo of grandad

Hello again, first of all i would just like to thank all of you for your excellent contributions and for taking the time to help with the photo of my grandad. You will all have helped to put a big smile on me and my dads faces, so thank you all

Guy, I had to upload my photo to different host because of the size restrictions on photobucket, hopefully i have done it correctly. link for download of about 2mb
http://download-v5.streamload.com/KM...pg?action=save

Below is my go at the photo, it took quite a while as i had not used photoshop before and found it quite confusing at first, but with the steps that you guys explained i am quite pleased with it. First i changed to gray scale, then i auto adjusted the levels, i then used the healing tool and the clone stamp which took quite a while to get used to and do, then i reduced the noise.

Please feel free to tell me where i could improve, where i have gone wrong, i`m sure there lots of flaws in there.
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:05 AM
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And, um........ Craig....... CRAIG........ where's your version?....
huh? wha? was i asleep again? oh. hmmm... was i supposed to... oh, hi beth! why'd you remove neat image? and what are you using in its stead? remarkable job you did there, considering you used no noise reduction!
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:08 PM
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Re: Help and ideas for old photo of grandad

Hi Craig...... naw.... I was just picking on you! I've been going crazy with my old 'Millineum Falcon'..... I've been removing files and programs trying to keep it from hanging up..... when I tried to de-fragment it, I got a message that said, "Are you kidding me?..... You've got to have at least 15% free space for me to even begin and you've got, what, something like 7.... Puhleeze....." hehehe

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