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Old 05-03-2008, 04:04 AM
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Help needed restoration 70s picture

Hi all,

Ive benn following the forum for over a year now, always with no stress or oppertunity in my mind.

Now the sister of my wife gets married suddenly in 14 days and we want to put together a collage...And guess what al old pictures turned ...well uhh old.

So while im trying to fix these pictures with the little knowledge i have im asking you if you can give me some directions the you would restore these pictures!

Thank you already and ill keep you posted reagrding my own progression!
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:42 AM
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Re: Help needed restoration 70s picture

Used auto levels and removed noise
Total time: 30 seconds

I'm sure it can be done better...

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Hi all,

So while im trying to fix these pictures with the little knowledge i have im asking you if you can give me some directions the you would restore these pictures!

Thank you already and ill keep you posted reagrding my own progression!
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:09 PM
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Re: Help needed restoration 70s picture

Less than 10 minutes. Levels adjustment layer - adjusting RGB levels separately; color adjustment layer to tweek color (to get the diaper white); Neat Image filter to clear noise; then minor cloning.
Not perfect, but better maybe.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:12 PM
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Re: Help needed restoration 70s picture

very nice, hayhill
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:08 PM
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Re: Help needed restoration 70s picture

Here's my try:

Digital Roc
Amphisoft sharpen
Imaginomic noise removal
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:32 PM
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Re: Help needed restoration 70s picture

Mauricep,
It sounds as if you may have a lot of photos to deal with. Since we can safely assume they are of different ages and quality, you may be better off creating an "action" that uses an "automatic" correction method, rather than a "fixed" one... similar to what Frank suggested above. The advantage would be that the "automatic" correction would compensate for differences in the photos. By creating an "action", you only have to open the photo, then apply the "action". This also saves a lot of time. You can then selectively make additional corrections to only those photos that need it.

So, use the "help" menu to read up on "actions". It is much like recording your keystrokes in any other application. Once created, you can apply it on demand. You can even use the "batch" command to apply the action to an entire folder of images. (I'll let you read up on the "batch" command.) But, to get you going I have copied/pasted the method to create an "action" here from the help menu in Photoshop:

When you create a new action, the commands and tools you use are added to the action until you stop recording.
  1. Open a file.
  2. In the Actions palette, click the New Action button , or choose New Action from the Actions palette menu.
  3. Enter a name for the action.
  4. (Photoshop) Choose a set from the pop‑up menu.
  5. If desired, set one or both of the following options:
  6. Assign a keyboard shortcut to the action. You can choose any combination of a function key, the Ctrl key (Windows) or Command key (Mac OS), and the Shift key (for example, Ctrl+Shift+F3), with these exceptions: In Windows, you cannot use the F1 key, nor can you use F4 or F6 with the Ctrl key.
  7. (Photoshop) Assign a color for display in Button mode.
  8. Click Record. The Record button in the Actions palette turns red .
  9. Important: When recording the Save As command, do not change the file name. If you enter a new file name, Photoshop records the file name and uses that file name each time you run the action. Before saving, if you navigate to a different folder, you can specify a different location without having to specify a file name.
  10. Perform the operations and commands you want to record.
  11. To stop recording, either click the Stop button, choose Stop Recording from the Actions palette menu, or press the Esc key. To resume recording in the same action, choose Start Recording from the Actions palette menu.
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:23 PM
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Re: Help needed restoration 70s picture

Here is my try. Pretty much the same as the others, only I did an extra levels adjust on just the left side.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:51 AM
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Re: Help needed restoration 70s picture

Hi all,

Thank you for all your help. My results reflect perfecty the input you all gave me! And it gave me a good opty to gain on my Photoshop knowledge!

Greetings from

Belgium!
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:08 PM
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Re: Help needed restoration 70s picture

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Here's my try:

Digital Roc
Amphisoft sharpen
Imaginomic noise removal
That looks amazing.
Just missing a little details in the diaper but other than that, great!
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:40 PM
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Re: Help needed restoration 70s picture

i had a go at this and found this one fairly easy:

color balance adjustment layer (mostly killed the red completely in the shadows)

brightness/contrast adjustment layer (very little here)

copy merge and paste to new layer

digital camera noise removal medium to strong with a touch of sharpness added.

a little 'clarify' and another color balance adjustment layer to fine tune things.
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