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Old 04-09-2008, 05:08 PM
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Need some help once again with a restore

I have the rest of today and tomorrow to finish this photo, which I honestly forgot I needed to do. I'll provide the links to the original scan as well as where I currently am with it.

I could use some CS3 pointers with my current work-flow on this one.

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Current WF

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:04 PM
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Re: Need some help once again with a restore

I just worked on the colors. Here is my attempt and workflow. To remove most of the red, I used a selective color adjustment layer, set the blend mode to lighten.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:33 PM
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Re: Need some help once again with a restore

i used two adjustment layers, a color balance and a hue/sat. the color balance will bring the palette back to near, but the whole is over-saturated and that's what the hue/sat layer is for, to de-saturate a bit. by using these two together, you shld be able to bring the colors back to right.

after that, i used a digital camera noise removal and then some cloning to get rid of minor specks and streaks.

there is still one matter i didnt try to handle, but which probably isnt important if all you're going to do is print, and that's the texture that looks like printer rollers or some such across the entire image. you might fix this with an FFT filter or possibly a .jpg artifact remover.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:44 PM
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Re: Need some help once again with a restore

Thanks for the tips folks, I'm almost done - only by means of your suggestions though, thank you very much. Yes, it's going to be a print, but not likely much bigger than a 4x6 or so.

I'll post back when I've completed it. Thanks again!
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:18 PM
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Re: Need some help once again with a restore

Fabrian, the two key things to start with on this image is to get rid of the strong magenta cast and reduce the noise before doing anything with the image.
I opened the image in Camera Raw and used the White Balance tool to eliminate most of the cast. Tweaked the temperature a bit to reduce the yellow and then brought the image into Photoshop.
The next thing was to run the noise filter Noiseware on the image. This not only got rid of the color noise but at the same time filtered out a good deal of the texture / lines across the image.
Added a little contrast and sharpened. In betwen these last two is where you might want to do some restoration work to clean up damaged areas.
Regards, Murray
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:49 PM
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Re: Need some help once again with a restore

Wow, that looks great! And I thought I was done.. LOL! I'm going to see what I can do with yours - I may just wind up working off of it. Thanks for your suggestions and workflow
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:50 PM
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Re: Need some help once again with a restore

Hi, 1st removed the noise, I took the photo into Picture Window Pro in color balance to remove the color cast, than in color correction remove some on red, yellow on the skin tones, than into photoshop did a levels to finish it off. Carb
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:09 PM
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Re: Need some help once again with a restore

I first desaturated the photo some then remove noise with neat image and balanced color using Image/Adjustments/variations
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:23 PM
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Re: Need some help once again with a restore

I did a simple curves adjustment to readjust the black, white, and gray points. Then I did a Lab Color adjustment in the b channel.
I followed this in raw mode to kill the fringe.

The scratches and touch-ups are up to you.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:37 AM
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Re: Need some help once again with a restore

Just wanted to say from a newbie how helpul it is to review these problem shots. Sometimes I get disillusioned with postings that say, 'here's my effort" with no screen capture or directions on how they have achieved it. Outstanding stuff. And Mister Monday? You've done such a great job here that now I'm into (groan) a new learning curve on camera raw.

I studied for a Masters at University. Photoshop is a bit like that for me. A never ending learning curve!!!
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