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Old 12-19-2007, 10:45 PM
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Mother in law wanted me to copy this old damaged picture, I'm lost how to even try to recover any semblence of picture . Please help!
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:10 PM
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Re: Please help

Have you got a link to a larger image ?
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:18 PM
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Re: Please help

hope this is better!
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:15 AM
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Re: Please help

I actually like that image as is. There's something about the old worn quality that I love.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:59 PM
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Re: Please help

I think that there is plenty in that picture to work a good repair, but you need to post a link to a much larger image.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:42 PM
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Re: Please help

OK Read the tut and saved as greyscale
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:11 AM
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Re: Please help

Looks like this pic is behind broken glass; or is it badly warped and cracked?

I don't know if you can do much without removing the glass, if any, though if it's stuck it might not be possible. It's refracting different parts of the image in different ways. It might be possible to fit all the pieces of the image back together so they line up correctly.

One thing to try, perhaps: scanning at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. That will make the light hit from different directions and you just might get something usable that way ...
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:13 PM
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Re: Please help

I used the Healing Brush tool in Replace and Normal modes also used Clone Stamp. I did some of the sky and gentelman on the right. I did it a little quickly, you just have to get small with the brushes and take your time looking out for repeating patterns and zooming in and out to make sure everything matches; light, shadows, textures. Well that's the only way I know of so good luck to you and Happy Holiday's. Shay.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:04 PM
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Re: Please help

Thanks to all, I was hoping for an esier way but what a great way to learn
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:57 PM
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Re: Please help

It's mostly the cracks that needs fixing which shouldn't be too hard. Then you might want to even out the lighting, like that dress that's much lighter than anything else in the picture. Finish it off with some overall levels or curves adjustment and a nice sepia tone!
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