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Old 07-13-2007, 05:19 PM
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Trying to restore sister photo HELP!!

It is an old picture of my sister , and it is her favorite, and she does not know that I have this photo... I am going to try as well....help me with ideas....thanks
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:32 PM
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Re: Trying to restore sister photo HELP!!

I tried to correct the focus, a little sharpening and color adjustment. Cropped the image. Added a plant as the camera held by the person sitting in the chair drew away from the image.

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Old 07-14-2007, 12:52 AM
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Re: Trying to restore sister photo HELP!!

I would keep the foreground & the background out of focus. High pass filter + Byro’s sharpening action, I would use on your sister (masking necessary). It’s up to your taste to keeping or replacing the environment. Some curves adjustments to bring the colors back.
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:18 AM
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Re: Trying to restore sister photo HELP!!

tricky image. dark, blurry and some dust and whatnot to clean up. plus, the camera is sort of in the way there.

i like the idea of cropping, but that's going to be up to you. dc did and chillin didnt. so, take your pick there. not sure i like the addition of the plant, though. i'd just remove the camera if not the whole person. but, if you want image integrity, then chillin's would be the way to go.

both did a very good job on the face, and that's the real focus of the image. and i'd like to know more of the details on what you did there, chillin.

and, if you're really feeling adventurous, you could do multiple images, no crop, full body crop (leaving out a lot of the background), and a head and shoulders crop. and it's that last one that would make it adventurous. you'd need detail.

i'd also recommend, before doing anything else, at least doubling the image size. you'll tend to get smoother transitions in things like cloning and other fine adjustments.
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:30 AM
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Re: Trying to restore sister photo HELP!!

Here is my take on this pic. Curves adjusted, sharpened and a bit of touch up on the noise. I am still entering the entry level in photo retouching. so just guide me if I can do any more to make it better. thanks a ton.

http://www.imagehosting.com/out.php/i902944_lilbrin.jpg
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:08 AM
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Re: Trying to restore sister photo HELP!!

My idea on how to present your picture

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Old 07-15-2007, 12:33 AM
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Re: Trying to restore sister photo HELP!!

pranavy, welcome to RP.

well, you've lightened it up. that's good. but you've got a lot of 'noise' there to clean up yet. a clone tool does wonders on those.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:34 AM
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Re: Trying to restore sister photo HELP!!

grannysdc, very nice. you found more detail in those jammy tops than i did.
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:35 AM
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Re: Trying to restore sister photo HELP!!

Thanks Craig,
I was experimenting with Gaussian Blur sharpening using darkening and lightening layers..

I found this site (RetouchPRO) just after I got PS7.. and this has been my favorite site for learning to use this tool.. All questions that I have had thus far have been answered by the tutorials or a simple search on "RetouchPRO".. along with the comprehensive help always provided by your regular members when they reply to a post..

Y'ALL are a great bunch of people!

Thanks for being here...

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Old 07-15-2007, 01:19 PM
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Re: Trying to restore sister photo HELP!!

Here is my contribution. Obviously it could be much better if the original was at a higher resolution. Everything else was pretty straight forward though.
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