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Old 07-06-2008, 01:09 PM
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Re: Noise Problem

Very nice thank you.
The main problem with this photo is the fact that it was a copy of an old photo that no longer exists., The shop it was copied at produced the appalling version I labeled "original" so it is all I have to work with. I have played around with it this weekend but it is still no better. Your try however looks very nice, if you send it to me I would be inclined to go with your version and I would not learn so, I will continue playing with it until I get results at least as good as the ones I have seen here. I am definately learning a lot about what not to do to a photo.
Thank you all so much
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:24 AM
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Very nice thank you.
The main problem with this photo is the fact that it was a copy of an old photo that no longer exists., The shop it was copied at produced the appalling version I labeled "original" so it is all I have to work with. I have played around with it this weekend but it is still no better. Your try however looks very nice, if you send it to me I would be inclined to go with your version and I would not learn so, I will continue playing with it until I get results at least as good as the ones I have seen here. I am definately learning a lot about what not to do to a photo.
Thank you all so much

Digiboy,

I am not sure whether you are referring to my version, as mentioned you are welcome to have the larger size. I couldn't post the image over 100kb size. Please pm me with your email address.

thanks

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helen

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Old 07-07-2008, 06:13 AM
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Re: Noise Problem

whats wrong with a little noise. Older images are ok to have noise, looking at the examples so far, all are way over edited. Yes its ok to get rid of small smudges and dirt marks, but remember photos have grain. People try to over correct an image, because they want it to look flawless. Its ok to have a little grain. when you get rid of grain the image losses all its charm.
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:22 AM
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whats wrong with a little noise. Older images are ok to have noise, looking at the examples so far, all are way over edited. Yes its ok to get rid of small smudges and dirt marks, but remember photos have grain. People try to over correct an image, because they want it to look flawless. Its ok to have a little grain. when you get rid of grain the image losses all its charm.
Hmm I never thought of it like that, I will deffinatley consider that when I am dealing with all the photos in the box. Thanks
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:51 AM
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looking at the examples so far, all are way over edited.
I'd like to know what is over edited at my example. So i can improve my skills....
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:47 PM
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whats wrong with a little noise. Older images are ok to have noise, looking at the examples so far, all are way over edited. Yes its ok to get rid of small smudges and dirt marks, but remember photos have grain. People try to over correct an image, because they want it to look flawless. Its ok to have a little grain. when you get rid of grain the image losses all its charm.
Everyone has a right to an opinion, but there seems to be a little confusion here, on my part I didn't think there was a grain problem with this image, what i can see is a blown out pixel problem where the photo is way to highlighted in some areas and that's where i've tried to fixed it. if you look closely to the original the photo doesn't seems to have grainy problem.

anyway everyone to their own, no hard feelings


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Old 07-07-2008, 10:47 PM
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Re: Noise Problem

i had a go at this also. interesting picture. i started this with a high contrast curves layer and lowered the highs just a touch to reduce the brightness on her face a bit.

the rest was mostly my standard fare, clone, airbrush and push/smudge
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:46 AM
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i had a go at this also. interesting picture. i started this with a high contrast curves layer and lowered the highs just a touch to reduce the brightness on her face a bit.

the rest was mostly my standard fare, clone, airbrush and push/smudge
Thanks Craig, very nice work. This is why I class this site as my favorite retouching site, if you have a problem you just have to ask and everyone does their best to help you.
My thanks to everyone.


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Old 07-08-2008, 11:45 PM
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you're welcome, lee

and yes, we do try to contribute (and show off) to each other
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:41 AM
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Re: Noise Problem

I introduced a different noise level on separate channels & then worked with
denoising software. At the end I applied some level adjustments.
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