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Grandmother restored, but need some final help

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Old 02-28-2009, 10:24 AM
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Grandmother restored, but need some final help

I have emmensly enjoyed this community over the last 1.5 years, and thanks to all I've learned tremendously.

Most old pictures I've tried my hand on, have come out great due to the help and tips from this site. One however have been bugging me for a long time now.

The original picture scanned I've uploaded to my website -> www.coolhawk.com/retouchpro/YiaYia.jpg

I could simply not get the original under 100Kb without loosing too much detail, so I posted external link to it.

The original picture is very old ~60 years or so, and have the famous "Honeycomb" pattern in it. From many of the tutorials on this site I have done the following so far in PhotoShop 7 (Dont have CS)

1: Running FFT (Alot of try's to get it right without too many vertical lines in the picture when doing IFFT in the end)
2: Cloning and healing
3: Making 2'end layer and running Gassian blur on it
4: Unsharp mask on first layer and then merge down

The result is attached here. But I'm not very satisfied with it, it seems to dull and specially the details in the dress and overall picture seems to "flat" to me. I still have to learn the finer arts of processing the end results.

If anyone have any suggestion on how I can improve this final picture I'd be a happy apprentice.

Coolhawk

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Changed uploaded format from *.rar to *.jpg
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Last edited by Coolhawk; 02-28-2009 at 11:20 AM. Reason: Changed format on uploaded picture
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:11 AM
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Re: Grandmother restored, but need some final help

Is there a way you can a different format than .rar ?
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:18 AM
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Re: Grandmother restored, but need some final help

Just doing a high pass sharpen radius 213.00 strength 100%
this is what I get from the photo you posted above.
Thats all I did nothing else
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:28 AM
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Re: Grandmother restored, but need some final help

Ah, jpg, much better I see the honeycomb now.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:10 PM
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Re: Grandmother restored, but need some final help

this is what I came up with a quick fix. The url to the larger image is:
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/i...dy/YiaYia2.jpg
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:04 PM
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Re: Grandmother restored, but need some final help

I used Image Analyzer because of the preview button where you can see what you have repaired before finalizing the picture.. (Hint: You might want to zoom in a bit before using the filter) used Filters>Frequency Domain Filter... Just did the major stars with a size 20 pen and then darkened the field by clicking the bottom view button three times and covered any light spots I saw
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Imagenomic Noiseware @ default with a bit of sharpening
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:14 PM
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Re: Grandmother restored, but need some final help

Tried a red tone on it.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:19 PM
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Re: Grandmother restored, but need some final help

HA! Disregard my last post, I just now discovered the original pic. How embarrassing. Maybe I'll have a go at it...
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:46 PM
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Re: Grandmother restored, but need some final help

From the original textured photo. Slight blue tone. Didn't have all day to fuss with the lower damage, so off it went. Neat Image, cloning, etc.

In my experience, this type of paper finish was very popular in the 70's. Always a pain to deal with.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:39 PM
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I used Image Analyzer because of the preview button where you can see what you have repaired before finalizing the picture.. (Hint: You might want to zoom in a bit before using the filter) used Filters>Frequency Domain Filter... Just did the major stars with a size 20 pen and then darkened the field by clicking the bottom view button three times and covered any light spots I saw
into Photoshop
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Imagenomic Noiseware @ default with a bit of sharpening
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I love to learn. And you just showed me the Image analyzer. I did what you had stated with the size 20 pen and then I added a couple dots of my own using a smaller pen. wow, I am impressed and mad that I wish I had known about that program a long time ago. N'awe, now I want to go back and redo everything Ive done..lol
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