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Old 11-18-2008, 10:35 PM
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Re: repairing old damaged photo

please do not use this forum (the restoration forum) for soliticing work or advertising (other than normal ads in your sigs).
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:31 AM
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Re: repairing old damaged photo

that was fun!
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:15 AM
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Hi Aruna Kamal,

Not bad, but I do have some issues with your retouch. First, the image looks too flat, and the texture of the skin is gone, making him look plastic. Also, I'm not crazy about the solid brown back ground. Again, it looks fake. One of the things you need to be careful about with restorations, is you usually don't want to loose the feel of the original photo. Also, I would try to keep some of the textures and feel from the original. This is especially important for people that are interested in preserving some feeling of history, and that this is an old photo.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:30 PM
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Re: repairing old damaged photo

I believe since there is a bow on top of her head, she is a female, but I agree, it is no longer a restoration, but a painting.

Edit: There also appears to be large-capped sleeves, indicative of a dress.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:47 PM
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Re: repairing old damaged photo

I agree with you Dave. I would've commented the same. but I tried to keep the original features of the face. for instanse I didn't clone the mouth and the eye for the missing parts. I think that changes the original face considerably. as bill commented, it sure is more like a painting. soon I will give you almost an original restoration. thank you guys! your comments are always appreciated!
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:21 AM
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Hi again Dave! on this one I did not try to restore the original colour and tried to keep the original textutre as much as possibe.
hey Bill! thanks for the tip to say that it is a female, I think that helped a lot.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:23 AM
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Hi again Dave! on this one I did not try to restore the original colour and tried to keep the original textutre as much as possibe.
hey Bill! thanks for the tip to say that it is a female, I think that helped a lot.
I prefer this restore, it look more natural.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:27 AM
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little bit over done?
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:29 AM
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Thank you Sergio!
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:03 PM
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Hi again Dave! on this one I did not try to restore the original colour and tried to keep the original textutre as much as possibe.
I would agree with Sergio... this restore is more like what we desire when restoring an older photo. If the client asks for an artistic version, then I have no problem with the other one.

Aruna, if you wish to share your basic workflow, it may help others and give them the opportunity to ask questions.
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