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Old 05-09-2007, 07:16 AM
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Please help me restore this

Can someone show me how to restore this with photoshop cs2.

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Old 05-09-2007, 07:49 AM
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Re: Please help me restore this

I would start by extracting the woman and child, Apply Image at 100%, then run a Noise-Median filter. From here it's all cloning and tweaking, sharpening etc.
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:13 PM
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Re: Please help me restore this

Hi Suji,

I have attached my restoration efforts below.

Here is a quick synopsis of what I did.

I actually started this photo by using the Shadow/Highlight tool and bringing the details back from the blown out highlights that way. I was suprised at how well that worked.

Then I took a history Snapshot, and applied a Median Filter. Then came a lot of painting out the blemishes with the history brush and recreating lost detail with the clone stamp and healing brush.

You will notice that I didn't smooth the photo and opted to leave in a certain grainy quality. I made sure that the grain was even by using the patch tool throughout the restoration process.

I rebuilt different parts of the dress by actually cloning embroidery elements from one spot to another that had it's detail lost. This worked fairly well, but I think the bottom right hand portion of the dress could still use some work.

I also created some detail by selectively sharpening highlights in the eyes and jewelry with the sharpening tool.

My biggest error was not realizing that the dark mass towards the bottom of the dress were actually the childs boots. I thought it was a fold in the clothing or something, so i ended up leaving a soft edge, where there should be a hard one.

That's all I can really say about the work. I hope that you like it.

-Guy Thomas
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:27 PM
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Oooohhh.. Guy, you are so dang good! :-)
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:07 PM
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Re: Please help me restore this

Guy, you are a master! Thanks also for the detailed description - we all benefit from learning different approaches to solving restoration problems.
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:39 PM
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Nice piece of work Guy.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:04 PM
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Re: Please help me restore this

Here is a quick shot at this one. Some stamping and healing brush with a bit
of airbrush then low noise.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:27 PM
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Re: Please help me restore this

Thanks for the compliments. I have only been on this forum for a couple of weeks and the knowledge that I have picked up from everyone else here has been awesome. I just hope that I can do the same for others in some way.

yuccaview,

Very nice job, the grain in your resto is perfect, and it's nice to recognize the little feet at the bottom there. Great work.

-Guy Thomas
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:59 PM
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Re: Please help me restore this

Guy, Yuccaview
Thanks for the excellent work and for the detailed explaination.
Suji
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:22 AM
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Re: Please help me restore this

Guys,
Is it possible to colorize this ?
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