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Old 11-17-2007, 09:06 AM
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last pic of mum dad

hi this is the only good pic my mum has of her dad and it was about 2inch by 2 inch when i got it . It would be great if some one could have a crack at fixing it as i live in belfast N Ireland there aint a lot of this people doing this type of work . i look forward to your help and support as i learn how to do this work for my myself

heres the original
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...nakes/gran.jpg

heres my attempt
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...akes/sofar.jpg
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:51 AM
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Re: last pic of mum dad

Andy, Welcome to RP! Not sure if you started from a photo or a scan of one, but the image has a large amount of color noise suggesting either a poor scan or someone has made a brightness adjustment to an underexposed image or scan. In any case the first thing to do is reduce the color noise with a good noise filter - I used Noiseware by Imagenomic. Next use the clone tool or healing brush to clean up the scratches and damaged areas. Then clone away as much of the shadow on the left side of his face / head.
After cleaning up the baseline image you need to sadjust the contrast. Here you can use a curves or level adjustment to increase it while at the same time lightening the face a little.
Belwo is a quick 5 minute example (no attempt at precision). With a clean high resolution scan, you should be able to get a much nicer restoration.
Regards, Murray
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:09 AM
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Re: last pic of mum dad

Could not get it sharper.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:13 AM
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Re: last pic of mum dad

Andy if this is important to you, can you provide better starting image for everyone who want a try on this forum? higher resolution and if possible a better scan? or digital shot?
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:33 AM
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Re: last pic of mum dad

Used gaussian blur to background, and adding noise back. You lose background information by doing this, but it add also more depth.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:09 PM
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Re: last pic of mum dad

Here's my version Andy.
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:28 PM
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Re: last pic of mum dad

used patch tool to fix imperfections. noiseware to reduce noise. duped layer ran high pass filter at 1.2 set to linear light merged down ran noiseware at defaults
faded setting to softlight. came up with this
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:53 PM
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Re: last pic of mum dad

I've done noise reduction in LAB, other adjustments using curves & HSL.
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Last edited by chillin; 11-17-2007 at 09:38 PM. Reason: changed color cast
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:23 AM
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Nice one chillin!
What is LAB?
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:47 AM
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Re: last pic of mum dad

i scanned the photo as its the last one we have can some one recommend how i should go about getting a better start photo ! Just wanna say already loving some of your attempt thanks a lot.
This would be very important to my mum and i the better i can present it to her the happier she will be
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