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Old 02-13-2008, 09:58 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

here is an even better result

i just multiplied byRo retouching over the top of mine.

i think that mine still had to much damage and byRo looked like a painting so i added them together and got the following result
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:30 AM
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Wow I am so impressed. I have been working on it for hours and still not happy with it. I will print out both the finished ones and use whichever looks best. Thank you so much. I can now get my scrapbook finished
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:47 AM
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Re: Having problems restoring

a very difficult image. dirt, folds, tear marks, fading, specks... not an easy one.

mostly clone here, but airbrush and push also. probably the biggest difference i did here from my standard fare, was when i got to a point with a lot of layers i would reduce the current layer to about 50% and blank out all other layers except the background and then add a new layer to check my work against the original. then i would add a new layer on top of the current top one and clone based on the background, trying to keep some texture from the original. it worked partially, but there is still a lot of smudging on the face. i also added a selection layer based on the skin regions and added in some noise to simulate texture. that helped a little.

so, kudos to all who worked on this one; it was a toughie.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:22 PM
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Re: Having problems restoring

Dataflow, I like your even better version.. This was a pain and I finally just gave up and posted
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:32 AM
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Re: Having problems restoring

Unfortunately ,There is no quick fix ,time and patiences is needed.It is one of the main reasons these photos are difficult to make money on
Keep an original use the advice others have given you and just keep working at it
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