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Old 06-01-2008, 12:52 PM
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Help restoring "speckled" picture

I have no idea where to start on this one. There's specks all over. Can anyone guide me through the process or give it a shot? Thanks.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:46 PM
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Re: Help restoring "speckled" picture

Hi laughterlove, welcome
I gave this a try in photoshop.
I started by cropping. As an aside, if you crop the image before you post it you will effectivly be posting the actual image about twice as large which is better for us to work on.
Color corrected and shrpnd in raw.
I made a copy of the layer and the ran despeckle. I made a second layer copy and ran despeckle 2 more times and mased out the faces and areas that didn't need the filter (like the white shirt). On the same layer with the mask I ran dust and scratches at 3 and 0 and I ran it twice. I flattened and then made one more copy and used the blend mode multiply and used the blend sliders so it was basically just trying to darkin what was lightest. From this point there is still work but it's all cloning and healing with a very small brush.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:23 PM
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Re: Help restoring "speckled" picture

hi laughterlove and welcome to RP.

i started by cropping the image and then doubling the size. this is rather important with a lower resolution image. i also filled in the missing areas after the crop.

next i brightened and contrasted the image to bring out the details a bit more.

after that, it's just a matter of cloning and pushing (smudge) for the most part. do this on a separate blank layer. all i did was work on the young man. obviously, there's a lot more to do, but it's basically just more of the same, so i cut it short.

another thing you could do here is to crop in closer on the family. i didnt, but it shld improve the look and if you do this before all the cloning, you could cut down on your work, as well.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:23 AM
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Re: Help restoring "speckled" picture

1. Dust & scratches filter in the background.

2. some healing with lighten mode on the dresses of peoples and on the faces.

3. Applied very low opacity dust & scratches on the peoples.

4. Curve Adjustment for Contrast

5. Some Color Adjustment.

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