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Old 01-15-2009, 11:36 AM
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First attempt at photo restoration.

First of all, I'd like to say thank you to everyone here for making this site possible. I just discovered the site and it is fantastic.

I am a attempting to restore some old photographs of my grandparents, this is my first attempt and would like to ask for some feedback/suggestions for improving the work I am doing. I'm no pro but I do learn quickly, I am using Photoshop CS2. The original was very yellow so I converted it to Greyscale, but now I am not sure how to add the sepia back. Any tips would be appreciated.

Again, thank you for any feedback/tips you provide.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:24 PM
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Re: First attempt at photo restoration.

Hi and welcome. I think you did a beautiful job. I don't see anything that could be improved. I'm using Paint Shop Pro X so can't be of any help with the sepia but I'm sure someone else will come along and help.
Great work!
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:48 PM
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Re: First attempt at photo restoration.

Use a color balance filter, around +53, 0, -90

Here is an example
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:04 PM
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Re: First attempt at photo restoration.

Hi there and welcome to Retouch pro. Nice work there as for the sepia tint there are few ways to do it. The easiest way is to go to Image/Adjustments/ Photo Filter or pick the color you want from here. Another way is Image/ Adjustments/Hue and Saturation/click on colorize and pick the appropriate color. Few samples here.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:09 PM
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Re: First attempt at photo restoration.

Thank you Juneberry, that was extremely helpful.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:51 PM
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Re: First attempt at photo restoration.

Thank you Kilty560, your help is much appreciated.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Manfredo View Post
First of all, I'd like to say thank you to everyone here for making this site possible. I just discovered the site and it is fantastic.

I am a attempting to restore some old photographs of my grandparents, this is my first attempt and would like to ask for some feedback/suggestions for improving the work I am doing. I'm no pro but I do learn quickly, I am using Photoshop CS2. The original was very yellow so I converted it to Greyscale, but now I am not sure how to add the sepia back. Any tips would be appreciated.

Again, thank you for any feedback/tips you provide.
You've done a very good job for your first attempt, your work looks more like a pro than a newbie, this is the best i've seen for a first attempt.

well done


helen
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:49 PM
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Re: First attempt at photo restoration.

You did a great job with that photo. I like the sebia version better. It is a warmer version and fit with the pic.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:52 PM
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Re: First attempt at photo restoration.

run a color mixer adjustment layer over your b&w. adjust to taste. this is a very easy way to bring a b&w to sepia.

there are also plugins that will give you sepia also. i dont recall any specifically; it's been a while since i used one for that, but i do recall they exist.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:27 AM
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Re: First attempt at photo restoration.

Nice Job,I think you have to know when its good for you
You can always make it better or tweak it
But you did a nice job
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