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Great grandmother very damaged photo Pls help

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Old 07-26-2008, 02:39 PM
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Re: Great grandmother very damaged photo Pls help

That's not a bad attempt so far, Helen. However, why has her face become speckled with white spots?

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Old 07-26-2008, 10:38 PM
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Re: Great grandmother very damaged photo Pls help

thanks, helen
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:27 AM
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That's not a bad attempt so far, Helen. However, why has her face become speckled with white spots?

My tools of the trade were the following:

Spot healing
Hand grafting
Burn tool
Sponge tool
Paint brush
Patch tool
Sharpen tool
Hi Breithling,

Thanks ever so much for your tips of tools, answering your question, I haven't finish the photo yet, I might re-start all over again, for some reason whenever I've put a photo in the forum to get help with restoring it, I've been asked to show what I can do, so I had to quickly fix the photo, as I don't want the members to think I am using them, I am just curious to see how the Pros finish the photo and get some tips so I can fix my photo in a professional way.

I will work on the photo again and post it on the forums.

Many thanks


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Old 07-27-2008, 07:40 AM
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Re: Great grandmother very damaged photo Pls help

Such a beautiful photograph of a lovely lady, I couldn't resist. After the usual healing/repair tools, I used a very low key Neat Image run to blend the rough texture and a 25 pixel feathered marquee to fade out the edges. Final touch was to use a filter plugin called Virtual Photographer by Optic Verve Labs and used 'ambience' again at a very low level. Virtual Photographer is one of my favourite 'extras' in my CS2.

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Old 07-27-2008, 01:34 PM
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Re: Great grandmother very damaged photo Pls help

Tried to keep the aged effect with the clone and healing brush tools for the flaws, noise/dust & scratch removal filter and history brush in both lighten and darken modes, de-noised and skin softened to even the tones, curves for contrast and luminosity and selective sharpening. I tinted overall with Hue/Saturation, used a grunge brush for the borders and added some noise.
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:44 PM
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Such a beautiful photograph of a lovely lady, I couldn't resist. After the usual healing/repair tools, I used a very low key Neat Image run to blend the rough texture and a 25 pixel feathered marquee to fade out the edges. Final touch was to use a filter plugin called Virtual Photographer by Optic Verve Labs and used 'ambience' again at a very low level. Virtual Photographer is one of my favourite 'extras' in my CS2.

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Hi Leah M,

Thank you very much for your interest in my photo, much appreciated. it is nice to see different version of restoration, you've done a wonderful job, the photo is lovely, this give me different tips and tricks of how to tackle this very damaged photo. I've never heard of virtual photographer, I am sure going to download this plug-ins .

Many Thanks again

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Old 07-27-2008, 02:47 PM
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Tried to keep the aged effect with the clone and healing brush tools for the flaws, noise/dust & scratch removal filter and history brush in both lighten and darken modes, de-noised and skin softened to even the tones, curves for contrast and luminosity and selective sharpening. I tinted overall with Hue/Saturation, used a grunge brush for the borders and added some noise.

Hi Gary

Thank you very much for your interest and restoration on my photo, it is much appreciated. The photo is lovely and smooth. I shall try all the different version of restoration and see how I get on.

Many thanks

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Old 07-27-2008, 03:04 PM
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Re: Great grandmother very damaged photo Pls help

You are very welcome Helen. My pleasure.
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Re: Great grandmother very damaged photo Pls help

1. I've added noise to break down a little the larger grain
2. Healing
3. cloning
4. D&B + curves & levels adjustments
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:39 AM
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Re: Great grandmother very damaged photo Pls help

Hi Gary,
Such a good job. While I appreciate your verbal outline, it would really help learners like us if you could screen caputure your layers pallete. This would help so much in trying to really understand how you've reached such a great result.
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