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Old 01-26-2008, 11:40 AM
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Unhappy Help! There's this clown, see ...

... and I promised a very old friend I'd fix his face.

http://68.178.131.224/wefixpix/clown-1.jpg

I tried to find a similar (or even identical) clown face on the net to work from, even had it posted on a clown blog, to no avail.

Looks like I will hafta reconstruct it from scratch.

Hey, I like a challenge, but I think I need some help with this one! I'm actually a good restorer, but I'm not much good at drawing.

Any help of any kind would be greatly appreciated.

(Hint: The blue channel contains the most face remnants, FWIW.)

Thanks,
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:12 PM
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Re: Help! There's this clown, see ...

OlProfBear, this clown's face is no laughing matter (sorry, couldn't resist).

I simply selected the left side of his face, copied, pasted, and did a horizontal flip. Created a new layer and used the clone tool to fill in the gaps.

This is a quick and rough rendition and simply a starting point to give you an idea of the approach. Obviously there is plenty more work to do.

Good luck, I look forward to seeing your end result.




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Old 01-26-2008, 06:03 PM
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Re: Help! There's this clown, see ...

Yes, thanks, that got me started. I copied the left side of the face, then flipped it over and did a transform to make it wider (he's not quite facing the camera). This came out pretty well, eventually, so I did similar things with a few other fragments, building up the picture gradually. It's required some rather unusual maneuvers here and there, and some things didn't always work the way I thought they should, but I finally got this far:

http://68.178.131.224/wefixpix/clown-1 copy-4a.jpg

I also did a bit of preliminary work on the nose and hair. Still need to bring the eyes out more. At least at this point, I suspect I have a clue as to how they were made up.

Still working on it, of course. Any further suggestions?
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:05 AM
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Re: Help! There's this clown, see ...

I found the most information in the blue channel, so used that as a template and then just tried to work the elements in, quite a bit of cloning, not sure what else to do with the face and hat
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:00 PM
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Re: Help! There's this clown, see ...

I'm going to tell you guys something right now, Flickr or a facsimile' is a great place to post the original size. You can always give us the small version to view through here but a link to get the full size version. Would make gaining detail so much easier. This one wouldn't be that hard but it's so small to work on.

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Old 01-30-2008, 03:28 PM
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Re: Help! There's this clown, see ...

That was fun!
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:01 PM
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Re: Help! There's this clown, see ...

Progress report:

http://68.178.131.224/wefixpix/clown-1%20copy-4b.jpg

Still fishing for a suitable pair of eyes.
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Re: Help! There's this clown, see ...

I like yours Bear. Have you thought about running levels?
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:22 PM
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Re: Help! There's this clown, see ...

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I like yours Bear. Have you thought about running levels?
Thanks.

Planning to do that, among other things, once I finish repairing the clown.

Oh, and here's a "progress report", with swiped eyes:

http://68.178.131.224/wefixpix/clown-1%20copy-4d.jpg
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Thanks.

Planning to do that, among other things, once I finish repairing the clown.

Oh, and here's a "progress report", with swiped eyes:

http://68.178.131.224/wefixpix/clown-1%20copy-4d.jpg
I do believe that the eyes have it!! :o)
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