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Old 11-19-2008, 07:57 AM
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ah I DO get the worst!

I'm doing a package restoration here so I just stumbled over this one. OMG! Who was it that said I get all the bad ones! why cant I just get a color issue...lol
Check this one out, its a restoration nightmare!
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:07 PM
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Re: ah I DO get the worst!

Theres not enough of that image left. You would have to create from scratch about 40% of it. No point, especially if its supposed to be a record of some kind of history
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:35 PM
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Re: ah I DO get the worst!

Oh there is. I've done it before with less. Just a pain thas all...lol
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:02 PM
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Re: ah I DO get the worst!

Hello,

You are for sure right, this is a doozy. Good luck!

This took less then 5 min.
  1. I set the white and back droppers in curves to the sky and the fish tail.
  2. Then ran "Decrack" (an action found on this forum) @.1.

Its not a full restoration by far, but a good starting point. I only see one eye in a picture with two men, lol.

Is that a keg or a bucket?
-Keven
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:21 PM
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Re: ah I DO get the worst!

hehe Kevin your a hoot. One eye two men...lol too funny.
Thats a bucket of minnows.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:43 PM
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Re: ah I DO get the worst!

I see "the minno" now, but that A in the middle. Thought something diffrent.

I see your have already started editing, looking good. hope your getting paid $$$.

Good luck,
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:48 PM
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Re: ah I DO get the worst!

HA, I hope so too! Its one of 30 Im doing and the more I work on this one the more I think I'll just throw it in as a 'did my best' freebie...lol
who knows I may get something out of it yet.
haha, I found two eyes now between them!!! hehehe
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:10 PM
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Re: ah I DO get the worst!

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Oh there is. I've done it before with less. Just a pain thas all...lol
I would agree. There's plenty to work with. After all, in a restoration, it's not about making it look perfect. Most clients just want the image salvaged and restored as much as possible. A little age looks good.

Please keep us posted on this one !
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:46 PM
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Re: ah I DO get the worst!

hi kate,

i think it was me that said you seem to find the doozies

if you want any help or just want to show off a bit, why, i'm here most every day
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:51 AM
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Re: ah I DO get the worst!

I'm lucky Tommy that she does just want to be able to hold and look at the photos. There are others with these gents in it so this doesn't matter a whole lot. Unfortunately there isn't a pic I can clone from to this. so I'm just going to do a best as I can and let it go at that job. .

Yes Craig! I wondered if you would remember..lol. This lil project is why Im not here very often. I was for a bit and then realized I was using this forum as an excuse to not do my work...hehe. With photos like these and there are many I don't post as I don't want to just fill it up here with junk.
Its so funny that I have this package of 30 and there were the good ole boys, and others I've done that were tremendously deteriorated. AND I GET THEM ALL! I'm not as good at restoration as I have seen others here that far better shine than I. Nan for instance along with many others. But here I sit and struggle. I would ask for help but I really don't know the questions to ask. I'm a seat of the pants self taught person and just do something even if its wrong to get the photo so my customers can have a viable copy.
Suggestions ARE welcome.
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