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Old 07-29-2008, 02:42 PM
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have you tried scanning the photo in color ---sometimes the ravages of time can live in a particular color channel --- you can accomplish a lot by using the channel mixing adjustment option if one of the channels is cleaner than the others.
Hi Swarbees,


Thank you very much for your tip much appreciated. I am afraid I am not very good with scanning photos either, I can't remember if I scanned the photo in colour, I might have a look at the tutorial about scanning old photos, perhaps I need to re-scan the photo again. The photo is a copy of a copy which makes it very difficult.

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Ok here is my first post, and my first go at restoration.

Firstly I now realise I need to pay more attention as to what I have done to the image, so please excuse the limited info.

Cloning to remove the worst of the damage
A little surface blurring
Noise ninja to remove some of the noise
Some selective smudging
Adjust levels
As I wanted it to retain an old look to the photo I then added some noise to and finally colourised it slightly.
Hi Stormcrowuk,

Thank you very much for your restoration it is very much appreciated, and thanks for the little tip on how you've achieved your results. You've done a very good job for your first restoration.

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jus wanted to say what a lovely picture x x
Hi Babezone,

Thank you very much for your nice comment, she was a lovely lady and a right character, she is very much missed.

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Here's my attempt. It's not that clean, as I was trying to retain every scrap of data and the "feel" from the original.
Like Flora, I used (several) inverted High pass layer, but blending on "soft light" and a reduced opacity where it just began removing the dirt and noise, then painted the fix in on a black mask. Then I used a sample skin texture with the heal tool on a blank layer to override the remaining noise on the face (soft light/reduced opacity). Then several blur, noise filters, and light/dark filters on duplicates and hand painted into the original on a black mask. Obviously, the big cracks and clothes were fixed with stamp and heal tools. Tiny bit of colour tone. There are still white spots which I didn't have to the time to fix.
Hi veryweird,

Thank you very much for your restoration, it is very much appreciated, it is nice to see so many different versions on how the photo is restored. I am keeping notes on all the restoration tips and try with all your methods, hopefully I will come with as good results as you guys. you've done so much to restored the photo.

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Old 07-30-2008, 04:29 AM
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Hi Guys,

My try at restoring great grandma, I haven't finished but just where i've got to, any comment good or bad would be much appreciated.

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Old 07-30-2008, 04:33 AM
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forgot to send the photo.

i've only used the patch tool on this.
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Hi Helen!

Thanks for your always great feedback!!!

I think your image is coming along very nicely!!!

What I would do differently ... but that's only my taste ... is to crop the image of what I consider non vital parts instead of inflicting upon myself the tedious never-ending task of healing or patching .... I'm referring to the dress on the lower part of the picture ... From what I could see, it was hidden by a frame anyway (marks on the picture) and on top of it, the healing/patching/cloning with their sometimes inevitable repeating patterns tend to give the optical illusion of stretching the image downwards somewhat damaging its proportions ...
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Hi Helen!

Thanks for your always great feedback!!!

I think your image is coming along very nicely!!!

What I would do differently ... but that's only my taste ... is to crop the image of what I consider non vital parts instead of inflicting upon myself the tedious never-ending task of healing or patching .... I'm referring to the dress on the lower part of the picture ... From what I could see, it was hidden by a frame anyway (marks on the picture) and on top of it, the healing/patching/cloning with their sometimes inevitable repeating patterns tend to give the optical illusion of stretching the image downwards somewhat damaging its proportions ...
Hi Flora,

Thanks very much for your critique much appreciated, I have thought of cropping the image, I was trying to see if I can restored all of the photo, it certainly looks like I am not doing a very good job of it when I've looked at it online. As mentioned i've only so far used the patch tools, I haven't mucked about with empty layers, level, curves yet, I might crop the photo and start all over again, what a nightmare photo.

many thanks.

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Re: Great grandmother very damaged photo Pls help

excellent job, flora
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Hi Helen!

Thanks for your always great feedback!!!

I think your image is coming along very nicely!!!

What I would do differently ... but that's only my taste ... is to crop the image of what I consider non vital parts instead of inflicting upon myself the tedious never-ending task of healing or patching .... I'm referring to the dress on the lower part of the picture ... From what I could see, it was hidden by a frame anyway (marks on the picture) and on top of it, the healing/patching/cloning with their sometimes inevitable repeating patterns tend to give the optical illusion of stretching the image downwards somewhat damaging its proportions ...
Hi Flora

Thanks so so much for your tips, I've tried your method on great grandma, I can't believe it took most of the horrible white specks off, the photo came out so clean after neat image as well. I am a bit stuck with the empty layer of lighten darken etc, but I am following your tutorial.

The only problem I have now is my Neat Image only work on pixels 1024, I've downsized the photo to 705 by 932 pixels, I wonder if I will get a good 8x10 size photo?

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