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Old 08-01-2007, 11:50 AM
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Terrible condition small picture

My friend gave me this small picture, only about 2 inches high, a wanted to know if I could improve it enough for her to put it in the paper for her son's birthday. It is in terrible condition. I scanned it and my scan is 3.39mb.
I did some cloning, but I can't seem to do anything good with the faces.
Could any of you folks help me with the faces?
I have been visiting this site for about a year now and can't believe how good you folks are. I have the larger file if anyone would want me to e-mail it.
As you can see, there is not much left to work with on the faces.

Thank you,
Duane
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:52 PM
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Re: Terrible condition small picture

welcome to RP, ezryder.

a larger image would help here. something in the neighborhood of 600 x 800 pixels would be good. just resize the image and use the 'save for web' option in photoshop.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:06 AM
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Re: Terrible condition small picture

If you have any difficulty resizing and posting your image.

Flora has written some instructions on posting Images to the forums Here
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:44 AM
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Re: Terrible condition small picture

Thanks Craig and Gary,
I am leaving town today and will be back on Tuesday. I'll see if I can post a bigger size. Do I post it here or in the Gallery. I did post both in the Gallery at just under 200kb
If I get a chance here at work, I'll try to post it larger.

Thanks again,
Duane
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:14 AM
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Post it back in this thread please.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:05 AM
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Re: Terrible condition small picture

OK, I'm a PSP user but I do have Photoshop 7 on this work computer.
I resized the picture to 800 x 555. It is 105KB. Do I need to get it under 100KB?
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:35 AM
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Here is a link to a larger picture.
http://www.solisstyle.com/ims/pic.ph...8qwEyy&i=74233
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:03 PM
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Here is a link as to what I have attempted. I'm really not happy with the faces. I do relize that there is not much left of this photo. http://www.solisstyle.com/ims/pic.ph...8qwEyy&i=74235
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:39 PM
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Re: Terrible condition small picture

ezryder,

There is more here than you think. Start by duplicating the layer, (Press Ctrl J) and set the top layer to overlay. Add a channel mixer layer, click the monochrome box, and play with the sliders. Try starting with red=+128%, green= -110%, and blue = +74%. Clone and heal from there.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:16 AM
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OK, I'm a Paint Shop Pro user but I do have Photoshop 7 on this work computer.
I resized the picture to 800 x 555. It is 105KB. Do I need to get it under 100KB?

Yes, you do need to get it under 100K to post here. There is however, no quick fix to this photo. It can be done and done well but you'll have to take time. That's what restoration is about. Time, patience, and more time.
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