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Old 05-22-2008, 01:17 AM
AnthonySi AnthonySi is offline
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Help With Restoration and Color

Hi, I posted this question at another forum and they recommended me here.
I looked around briefly and it looks like I can learn a lot from these forums.
but until then I will submit my first question.

I am not very good at restoring photos. But a friend came to me and asked if I could help restore a picture of his girlfriend.

I scanned his picture here... Before His girlfriend is in the mothers arms.

Now I know this isn't great work. But for my first time, this is what I came up with... After

He had one comment and that is why did the eyes look racoonish

I explained to him that it was shadows caused by the Sun directly above.

I'm not sure if there is much more I could do? But now he is wondering what a colorized version would look like?

So, I thought I would give it a try using color overlay. But no matter what I do, I just cant seem to get a decent look.

Can anyone help? and if so could you please explain what your process was.

Thanks in Advanced.

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Old 05-22-2008, 05:00 AM
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Re: Help With Restoration and Color

Kraellin always says start by finding your image. That is what I did here. I opened in raw and made a few minor adjustments, then in photoshop I used curves to bring back the contrast without adding too much contrast, just brought in the sliders until I started clipping each channel. I used shadow highligths to bring out the eyes. I used black and white to take out the junk (it's all in yellow). Now I would start your retouch and stay away from auto functions like reduce noise and other filters that blur.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:42 PM
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Re: Help With Restoration and Color

anthony, welcome to RP.

the posted image is quite small and of a very low resolution. this makes it more difficult to work on the image with any precision. so, the first advice is to increase the image size and resolution.
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