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Old 07-29-2008, 10:30 PM
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I have been working on this photo of my mother in law's family (these are great greats and all deceased now) and I can't get the grandfather and the great great uncle to look as clear as the grandmother and baby on the right. Have I done as much as I can and should count it finished or is there a way to
bring these fellas back..??
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:10 AM
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I have been working on this photo of my mother in law's family (these are great greats and all deceased now) and I can't get the grandfather and the great great uncle to look as clear as the grandmother and baby on the right. Have I done as much as I can and should count it finished or is there a way to
bring these fellas back..??
Thanks in advance---
Sandi
Hi swarbees,

There is a tutorial about correcting faded photo, the photo is very similar to your own, I can't remember the link, but look in the tutorial forums, I have a file on that peticular tutorial if you are interested.

regards


helen
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:34 PM
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Re: finished --unless I can improve

hi swarbees. it looks pretty good. if you wanted, try a little airbrush on the gents on a blank layer over the rest and maybe add a blend mode of 'darken' if needed.
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Re: finished --unless I can improve

(Woops... thanks Helen for the correction)

Very nice so far Sandi !

I would agree with Craig. There is detail there and would look more balanced to continue a bit. Of course, it depends on your threshold.

You could brush in more detail there, use the smudge method described in many of the threads here, or use something like Apply Image with a gradient mask to build data in just that area of the image.

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Old 08-04-2008, 03:09 PM
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Very nice so far Helen !

I would agree with Craig. There is detail there and would look more balanced to continue a bit. Of course, it depends on your threshold.

You could brush in more detail there, use the smudge method described in many of the threads here, or use something like Apply Image with a gradient mask to build data in just that area of the image.
Hi TommyO,

I think you meant Sandi regarding the above photo.


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