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Old 12-20-2008, 02:30 PM
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Hi have not been arouund for a while so feel guiltty asking for help and yes I have probably beeen more of a lurker than a contributer as i always fel my efforts are so poor compared to others
There is a lady I work with who brought in a photo off her soon to be 90year old mum and it isdamged especially around the eyr and I said I would try and make it better, but no I have failed miserably but it is such beautiful photo of alovely lady I aam asking for a little help
I really am not sure what I am doing wrong I think I have a good knowledge of layers etc for a photoshop geriatric I can colour in etc but I cannot get this photo to look anywhere decent, maybe I am using the wrong methods etc
Thanking you for any help you can offer
Pam
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/k...de/JoyaMum.jpg

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Old 12-20-2008, 03:29 PM
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There is a book by Katrin Eisman restoration and retouching isbn 0789723182

Look for it in the library or just buy it, It will tell on howto.

Hope this helps
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:51 PM
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Hi Pam,
For the eye, all channels have damage. The easiest solution would be to copy and flip horizontally the good eye. Then align it over the damaged one. Add a layer mask and paint away the edges.
Regards, Murray
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:09 PM
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Hi Pam,
The easiest solution would be to copy and flip horizontally the good eye. Then align it over the damaged one. Add a layer mask and paint away the edges.
Regards, Murray
Good suggestion, but just to add to it... You also want to delete the eye, and then copy only that part and realign it to look in the same direction. Don’t flip the eye as the catch lights will be opposite. Then D&B to blend it in and some blur around the edges.

I could have done better but I am pressed for time now.

-Keven
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:12 PM
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HI
there is still some work to be done on this ...but hope this helps
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:20 PM
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You are such treasures and I will look for the book
infact I have just added it to my Christmas list to hubby
whether he will be able to track it down here in Australia I do not know
Thanx once again
Pam
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:09 PM
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... I cannot get this photo to look anywhere decent, maybe I am using the wrong methods etc.[/IMG]
Pam,
It's hard to tell what you have done versus what was there originally. It looks fine so far, just a bit soft around the face. Of course there is plenty of fixing to do to the cracks.

Can you elaborate on what other problems you are having so we can address them.
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:28 PM
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TommyO I am very new to photo restoration I do not think I have learnt the correct skills yet, but I am sure if I spend more time on here I will learn
I can't believe how helpful people have been
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:42 AM
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Re: Help If Possible

I copied her left eye over to to her right side. I used the technique the MrMonday (Murray) Mentioned. Again like he said using a layer mask allows one to non-destructively blend the newly pasted eye into the lower layer.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:32 AM
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I did the same: copy the good Eye and paste a portion of it on the damaged area. Now we face a problem. the girl looks cross eyes. To solve this, we need to change the direction of the iris. I just used stamp clone tool (select the good eye iris as source point, and in the pasted area select a diferent point from the actual iris as destination point and start to clone until you cover the whole iris.
enhance later applying shadows and hightlights in the desired area around the eye.

Hope this help.

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