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Old 10-04-2007, 10:34 PM
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Re: Old photo

just one passing suggestion on the clothing. do what you can and fade the rest out to white. it's not the main part of the image and is pretty far gone in places.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:07 PM
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I really wanted to give this one a try. I'm reading Katrin Eisman's Restoration & Retouching book. I know that I've a lot to learn, but, I should have some time now to really read and practice her techniques.

I converted to gray scale using the green channel which seemed to have the least amount of damage. I did a levels and curves adj. layers; grabbed an outfit from some child in a picture of my grandparents' wedding picture (1912 or so) and pasted it in; masked out the background, filled, added gradient and noise to background. Tried to do some burning on the face and rh side of the outfit to make it look "right" for the lighting of the original picture, but, I'm not so good at figuring out lighting and burning yet.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:17 PM
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Re: Old photo

Susie, Looks good. It looks like that could be another good idea. Thank you very much. Al
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:20 PM
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I worked on this one because I really need the practice and I love old baby photos.
I used levels, digital noise remover, cloning and some airbrushing. Finished by adding a little noise back and a light sepia.
I was playing around when I added the touches of color but accidentally merged and saved while talking on the phone. Hadn't planned on leaveing the color. I just grabbed clothing from another photo I had. It was wrong resolution and size but I mainly wanted to work on the face.
I think I still have the whole thing too soft but I loved working on such a cute face.
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