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Old 10-30-2008, 08:22 PM
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repairing old damaged photo

I need someone to help me with this photo.Either by showing me how or doing it for me. I need Help! Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:53 PM
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Re: repairing old damaged photo

These type photo's are always challenging. So, write out your plan and stick to it. Don't be tempted to do the repairs first. Those can wait. Work first on bringing out the proper tone, contrast and detail. Those elements will make doing the repairs much easier.

Obviously, the missing pieces will require reconstructing, unless you have them. If you do have them, they can be put in place easily. The tape mark at the top can be repaired fairly easily, along with all the little cracks and such.

I'm sure you will get lots of advise from the forum. One thing to think about is to break up the tasks you ask advise for... go in steps. For example, ask for assistance on getting the contrast or detail. Use that advise to do it yourself. Then the tape... then the missing pieces. That way it won't be so overwhelming. By the time you get to the cracks it will be a piece of cake.

Also, be looking for an external site where you can post a high resolution image. That will ensure those helping will be working on a representative image, not a low res. thumbnail.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:56 PM
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I need someone to help me with this photo.Either by showing me how or doing it for me. I need Help! Thanks.
Vince, welcome to RetouchPRO Have a look around and enjoy your stay. Looking forward to seeing some of your work

What retouching software do you have? This will help focus the tips to the programs you have available to work with.

A quick look tells me that you can flip parts of her face and some other parts to repair lost areas and cloning the rest should help lots

Clicking the 'Site Menu' button above then scroll down to 'Tutorials' would have yielded some of the following.. among many other tutorials..

This tutorial "Restoring an old photograph" by cameraken has become the starting point for most of my projects:

Enhancing Details In Unevenly Faded Pictures" by Flora:

Restoration of Old Photo (click on 'Tutorial')

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Old 10-30-2008, 10:28 PM
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Re: repairing old damaged photo

This is just a very rough start. Just copy and use the good body parts in areas that are bad. I am not an artist, so trying to fill in areas were there is no pattern is not my forte. This is, at least, improved.

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Old 10-31-2008, 05:52 AM
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This is just a very rough start. Just copy and use the good body parts in areas that are bad. I am not an artist, so trying to fill in areas were there is no pattern is not my forte. This is, at least, improved.

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very good job DC, I going to have a go at it myself, just for a challenge.


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Old 10-31-2008, 11:10 AM
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Re: repairing old damaged photo

I think it can be restored nicely. I got it this far with cloning, a levels adjustment and a little dodge and burn. The dress will be more of a challenge.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:00 AM
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That is a great restoration so far. I would like to know the steps use used.Thanks.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:51 PM
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Re: repairing old damaged photo

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This is just a very rough start. Just copy and use the good body parts in areas that are bad. I am not an artist, so trying to fill in areas were there is no pattern is not my forte. This is, at least, improved.
For not being your forte, that's a pretty decent job. It does take a bit of artistic license to fill in those areas.

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well not bad I can do a better job
Aruna, Welcome to RetouchPro. Take a look around, and keep an open mind. Perhaps you could do a better job, but the proof is in the pudding. Don't tell us, show us.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:51 PM
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Re: repairing old damaged photo

Hi Dave thank you for the reply. I was just trying to get your attention. I think the job is fairly good!

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Old 11-17-2008, 11:48 PM
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Re: repairing old damaged photo

nice work, but we can do it much better
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