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Old 10-03-2007, 11:24 PM
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retouch of an old photo booth picture

this is a photo of my mother that my dad carried in his wallet for about 40 years.
It was taken at a carnival photo booth when my mother was in her early twenties. I sent the photo out for repair about 2 years ago as a present for their 50th wedding anniversary. About a year ago when i started restoring photos i tried this one but was not happy with it. The repaired version now is better but would like some feed back on ways to blend the face better. I can't seem to get the healing brush or clone tool to work very good for me. All repair work done on this photo was done using the patch tool in photoshop. I hope i put this in the right place. All comments and suggestions are welcome. "Title should read Retouch of an old photo booth picture"
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:49 PM
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Re: retouch of an old photo booth picture

hi uni,

i changed the thread name for you.

in answer to your question, try making a mask/selection of the skin area and adding some noise. i havent tried this on your picture, but it could even things out. if the add noise by itself doesnt do it, try blurring the noise with a gaussian blur.

i'd also add some shadowing to the face. airbrush shld do this nicely. do this on a separate layer and blur this too as needed.
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