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Old 12-19-2007, 04:13 PM
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Best Way To Regain Colour

Hi All

Have an image badly damaged by the sun, still has original colours on the outside as they were hidden by a frame, I offered to fix it for a friend but I have got to a point and I am stumped, Ive played round with it in Photoshop and Gimp. Removed big scratches and gouges, now im stumped. Any hints, pushes/shoves in the right direction would be much appreciated.

Original http://www.flickr.com/photos/22063001@N08/2122920471/

My touch up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2206300...n/photostream/

Thanks a tonne

Cameron
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:16 PM
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Re: Best Way To Regain Colour

Do you think your friend would be happy with a nice black-and-white restoration? That'll be much easier.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:27 PM
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Re: Best Way To Regain Colour

Ive been working on a sepia / bw restoration.
Sepia is what he actually asked for, but theres still a tonne of scratches and patchiness in the image.

Its going onto canvas as Xmas present for the lady in the picture.
The outline (grey/goldy) area will be on the sides of the canvas and the picture on the front.

Link http://www.flickr.com/photos/22063001@N08/2123831678/


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Old 12-19-2007, 05:30 PM
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Re: Best Way To Regain Colour

Sorry, so yea, any suggestions on how to make a smoother b/w slash sepia picture would be extremely appreciated
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:32 PM
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Re: Best Way To Regain Colour

I think B&W might be the best way to go as well. I think this image might lend itself nicely to a high-key/blur kind of effect. There's a lot that could be done to make the image look better than what I've done, but I think it'd be a direction worth exploring.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:45 PM
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Re: Best Way To Regain Colour

Thanks, ill give that a play with, thanks again for suggestions
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:10 PM
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Re: Best Way To Regain Colour

First, I regained the colors from the part covered by the frame to see the overall
look of the picture. Next I try to match the middle part to it.
I have also created a pattern for a healing brush to bring back the texture.
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Just super, Chillin!
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:42 PM
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Thanks, Swampy.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:37 PM
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Re: Best Way To Regain Colour

that is amazing, just wow
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