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35 year old photo restore workflow

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Old 09-02-2008, 01:22 AM
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Here’s where I have got to. (attached).
I firstly balanced the colour in LAB as best as I could, then used a selective colour adjustment layer in RGB (the psd Flora provides here was a great help). A couple of curves and a hue saturation adjustment layer helped too. As there is an elipse and a rectangle in this photo’s been pretty tricky to get a balance, but I figure some cloning is next in line.
The weird thing s the fingerprints that kept popping up with the adjustment layers. I felt like I was in a CSI lab!
Still got some more hours to do on it (dodging and burning etc), but I just wanted to say THANKS for the tips. they’ve been most helpful.
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:58 AM
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Final result.
All the final tweaking was done in channel mixers and colour balance, with no overpainting. I was amazed how far you can go with just those.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:19 PM
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Re: 35 year old photo restore workflow

Nice job. You're right, never start painting unless you have exhausted every possibility of recovering what is still there.
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