RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

Sticky Tape Damage

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-27-2008, 01:59 AM
HILDA WOOD's Avatar
HILDA WOOD HILDA WOOD is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Stratford Upon Avon England
Posts: 65
Sticky Tape Damage

Heres one I have been asked to restore. Clearly the main problem is Mandy's head. Any suggestions welcome please.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Mndy.jpg (67.3 KB, 155 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 06-27-2008, 03:16 AM
JD Spears JD Spears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 155
Re: Sticky Tape Damage

I have one. Charge a butt load of money! That's going to be tough.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 06-27-2008, 01:00 PM
DCobb's Avatar
DCobb DCobb is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 557
Re: Sticky Tape Damage

Hi Hilda,

I took a try at just a few areas on the photo. Indeed it would be time consuming to restore. I personally would be challenged as I am not an artist and some areas might need to be reconstructed.

The little work that I did consisted of the healing brush, clone tool and a little painting on a blank layer. I do use a Wacom graphics tablet and pen which I think makes doing the detail work a little quicker and easier--however, not all would agree with this statement.

There is a book called Digital Restoration From Start to Finist from Focal Press by a gentleman call Ctein (Pronounced Kuh-TINE).
Good luck!

dc
Attached Images
File Type: jpg mochild.jpg (96.9 KB, 90 views)

Last edited by DCobb; 06-27-2008 at 01:07 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 06-27-2008, 02:01 PM
smathis's Avatar
smathis smathis is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4
Re: Sticky Tape Damage

You are going to have to recreate a fairly large portion it looks like with no/little detail to base it off of. Personally I would not take on a project like this, because no matter what your results will be limited to what you can paint in manually.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 06-27-2008, 02:05 PM
ktg222 ktg222 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 114
Re: Sticky Tape Damage

Hilda,
Does your client have any other pictures of the woman you could use?
k
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 06-27-2008, 02:17 PM
Cameraken's Avatar
Cameraken Cameraken is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lancashire (UK)
Posts: 1,158
Re: Sticky Tape Damage

Hi Hilda

My first step was Polaroid Dust and Scratches. This removes a lot of the marks.
Then a bit of painting and cloning.
An artist could do more but this took less than 20 mins.

Regards

Ken.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Mndy_ken.jpg (97.5 KB, 110 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 06-27-2008, 05:12 PM
unimatrix001 unimatrix001 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 400
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Sticky Tape Damage

one thing you might try is scan the picture 180 from the scan you posted. then put the two pictures on separate layers set top layer to darken that might get rid of a lot of the tape markes around the womans head
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 06-27-2008, 09:19 PM
Craig Walters's Avatar
Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
Blog Entries: 4
Re: Sticky Tape Damage

my question is, are the tape marks additive or subtractive? if additive (something left from a piece of tape ADDING to the image) i'd be very tempted to try a physical restore rather than a digital. if subtractive (meaning something's been taken away when the tape was removed.) then digital it is.
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 06-28-2008, 02:12 AM
roger_ele's Avatar
roger_ele roger_ele is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 620
Re: Sticky Tape Damage

Paint or clone on a separate layer above ... set the layer to darken mode, mask, tweak, merge down and do it again - always keeping the original background layer untouched.

The trick is to rough in what you can see without changing the integrity of what little image information is there to start with - this is the easier part - the hard part is in the details. One way to smooth the tones after it is roughed in (in smooth skin areas) is to use the smudge tool, run the strokes along the shapes so as not to change the position of the highlights and shadows, for instance - back and forth tracing the shape of the jaw. Use a lower opacity small brush and work gradually. You can even create hair and almost 'paint' in detail using this technique. When you are done with the retouch add a little noise to tie it all together.

I moved the couch over by selecting the couch with the lasso, control-j to float selection to a new layer, mask and merge down, the again and again - the healing and cloning ...

Good luck - this is a tough one!
Roger
Attached Images
File Type: jpg roger_attach.jpg (90.4 KB, 73 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 06-28-2008, 03:10 AM
HILDA WOOD's Avatar
HILDA WOOD HILDA WOOD is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Stratford Upon Avon England
Posts: 65
Re: Sticky Tape Damage

After cloning and healing the baby's face, giving Mandy back her missing arm and other basic corrections (all a bit hurried ) I took another photo of her - 16 years older mind - and then found a photo of me with similar hair and brought it all together. It felt as if I was cheating and I wanted to make sure this method wasnt frowned upon by the purists, or indeed if I was missing something more obvious to you professionals. I only do it for fun, but this one was stretching it a bit.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
Hilda
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Mandy2.jpg (65.0 KB, 80 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grandma is Back with More Damage to Light Areas Charlene5 Photo Restoration 14 07-26-2007 12:11 AM
Removing Scotch tape from a photo JayNads Photo Restoration 8 06-11-2007 03:04 AM
How make large mosaic art with your PC and printer. The Dude Input/Output/Workflow 2 12-18-2006 12:55 PM
Double sided tape on old photos dak511 History, Conservation, and Repair 8 12-03-2006 11:39 AM
Repair Sticky tape damage Teresa Photo Restoration 8 07-07-2005 01:08 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved