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Old 05-27-2007, 08:09 AM
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Hi all,
Here's one I was given last night, just scannned it in and thought you may like to try restoring it to give me some clues....I know nothing about the subjects as yet, but I'm guessing they are railway workers in the 50's (because he used to work on the railway)....I'll be able to find out more tonight when I see him again, and I'll let you know.
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:40 PM
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Re: workers

Took a try at this for some practice.
-cloning
-healing brush
-spot healing brush
-burn and dodge

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Old 05-27-2007, 07:46 PM
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Re: workers

john,

this one shld be pretty easy. it's mostly a clone job and not even much of that. how bout showing your stuff? i love your pics, btw.
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:35 AM
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Re: workers

i also took a try at this.
cloning brush
patch tool
desaturated
added back original color
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:42 AM
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Thanks all, nice jobs.......Craig, here's my "stuff" hope it meets with your approval .....and I'm glad you like my pics (even tho' they're not exactly mine) as you said, clone heal ect. the worst part was trying to get rid of the light patches across the image.
I've not seen the guy who the picture belongs to as yet (thought he'd be in the pub last night, but no )
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john,

thanks for posting that. looks very good

one thing i find helps in evening out those light patches is to make a blank layer above your work and use an airbrush set to a very light opacity, like 3 to 5. i often also set the density down to half or less. sample your color you want and spray over the light areas. but the real trick is to then use a gaussian blur on the layer to smooth it out and possibly a blend mode if needed.
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Old 05-29-2007, 06:39 AM
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Cheers Craig, I'll try that in future.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:34 PM
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Re: workers

I've found out a little about the blokes in the pic....they were all workers at a power station about 2 miles from where I live. Thankfully it has been demolished for some time now. (God the cooling towers were a local landmark and you could see the smoke and steam from miles away)
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