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Old 03-16-2008, 02:42 AM
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Newbie Help Needed

Hi everyone totally new to this side of photography and as i suspect for a lot of newbies the first post is a request for help.

A freind has asked me if i could do anything with this photo i have made a few attempts in photoshop but feel like i am getting nowhere could you give me some guidance as to if its even possible to get the pic looking anything like normal.

Many thanks for any help in advance

Paul
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:26 AM
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Re: Newbie Help Needed

Paul,
Can you tell us a little more about the photo type, i.e. color, b&w, factory print, poloroid, what damaged it, what the surface texture is like, etc. This will give us an idea for various approaches. It can always be restored, it's just a matter of which method is better, faster, etc.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:41 PM
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Re: Newbie Help Needed

what i see is a whole lot of cloning needed. this will not be an easy one to restore. that back light source is also blown out and shld be taken down a notch or two. the good news is that it shld be restorable; it's just going to take quite a bit of work to do.

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Old 03-16-2008, 05:02 PM
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Re: Newbie Help Needed

A pass with Polaroid dust and scratch filter may get you started in the right direction
~~Original~~~Polaroid~
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:32 AM
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you did that all with D&S, OB? if so, i'm impressed.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:47 AM
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you did that all with D&S, OB?
I do not save these files and I couldn't remember, so I revisited the picture.. I must have plugged in different values this time in the Polaroid Dust and Scratch filter and/or the levels adjustment because it came out a little different but that is all I used on this Pic (Probably took a little bit more time on the first one just to see how good I could get it)

Went to bed thinking about it and remembered that after the Polaroid filter I applied a hide all mask and just spotted the white spots in order to save some of the focus.. I added a sample of just the filter results after spotting the hide all mask below..

I think it looks like a good starting point for a restoration and I am going baack to bed!
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:51 AM
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Re: Newbie Help Needed

Thanks for the advice and retouched images guys far better than i have managed so far . As for the original i doont know much about it apart from it being around 30-35 yrs old and black and white.

Paul
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:09 AM
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thanks, OB
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:26 AM
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Re: Newbie Help Needed

For what it's worth it's probably a Polaroid print; the streaks and spots are the result of incomplete coating.
Not that this helps you any.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:59 AM
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Re: Newbie Help Needed

Could you possibly provide a link to a larger resolution. The more detail that is seen, the better.
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