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Old 11-22-2007, 09:04 AM
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Is there any help for this photo?

On my trip to Norway to visit my grandfathers family I was introduced to a cousin who had a picture of my grandfathers-grandfather! (This be my GGgrandfather?) Anyway, I was so excited about seeing the photo my hand was shaking REAL bad. Then my camera battery died! Below is all I have of this fiasco. Needless to say another shot of it is impossible, I need to fix this one.

Can someone point me to a tutorial that can help me fix this, or is there no help for it?
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:49 AM
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Re: Is there any help for this photo?

Well, the original is still in Norway, best way to get it done is to have a proper scan and email it to you.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:58 AM
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Re: Is there any help for this photo?

Fedje, it seems to me that this picture has been taking through some window (train maybe?) As there is a strong reflection upon the man that seems to double him somehow.
Unfortunately my skill is not that advanced yet. There should be lots of tuts in the restoration section. Sorry
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:52 PM
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Re: Is there any help for this photo?

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Well, the original is still in Norway, best way to get it done is to have a proper scan and email it to you.
The old cousin won't let it out of her sight or house for some reason.
Must think the scanner will ruin it or something.
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:59 PM
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Fedje, it seems to me that this picture has been taking through some window (train maybe?) As there is a strong reflection upon the man that seems to double him somehow.
Unfortunately my skill is not that advanced yet. There should be lots of tuts in the restoration section. Sorry
I did say my hand was shaking real bad I was so excited! It also was still in the frame, wasn't allowed to take it out. I have been working on it for months. Here is what I have so far....

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...rsen-Final.jpg
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:57 AM
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Re: Is there any help for this photo?

Hi Fedje, had a play...nut I am afraid that fixing more is yeyond my current skill.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:26 AM
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Hi Fedje, had a play...nut I am afraid that fixing more is yeyond my current skill.
Thanks! Looks great.
Seems your skill is above mine so far. How DID you do that?
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:34 AM
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Re: Is there any help for this photo?

Thank you, glad you like it....unfortunately I didn't save the psd...I applied curves, had a run of "Neat Image" to get rid of some noice...applied a moderate highpass sharpening, duplicated the highpass layer, added a d&b-layer (filled with 50& grey, soft light) and brushed in some whites in the eyes as they were completely dark...on this you could go on for hours to dodge and burn away the noises...
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:37 AM
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just saw that the edge of the dark side looks way too sharp, should have masked that out...
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:53 AM
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Thank you, glad you like it....unfortunately I didn't save the psd...I applied curves, had a run of "Neat Image" to get rid of some noice...applied a moderate highpass sharpening, duplicated the highpass layer, added a d&b-layer (filled with 50& grey, soft light) and brushed in some whites in the eyes as they were completely dark...on this you could go on for hours to dodge and burn away the noises...
I never heard of "Neat Image" so I did a Google search. I know what I want for Christmas! Thanks for the tip!

Someone should make a thread just for neat stuff like this for noobies to look through!
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