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Old 03-03-2009, 07:57 AM
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Help with very old, very small photo

I posted this to the wrong forum the first time, TommyO sent me here.
I looked at this piece for several days now, tried levels, curves, cloning healing, all in CS4. Really don't want to walk away from it, but I might have to.
Any help or ideas would be most helpful.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:22 AM
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Re: Help with very old, very small photo

Not to be snarky but a photo would really help!

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:37 AM
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Re: Help with very old, very small photo

Yeah, I tried, but I had already posted it to Retouch instead of here. Am now trying to get the first one moved here, any way you can help out?
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:27 AM
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Re: Help with very old, very small photo

Had a quick try at it (got from the retouch forum).

Not sure it is large enough to do much, but you might want to try yourself from this tutorial.

http://www.photoworkshop.com/adobe/s...nn/index3.html

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I posted this to the wrong forum the first time, TommyO sent me here.
I looked at this piece for several days now, tried levels, curves, cloning healing, all in CS4. Really don't want to walk away from it, but I might have to.
Any help or ideas would be most helpful.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:03 PM
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Re: Help with very old, very small photo

Since it has not been moved, I'll just repost my other comments, less the move suggestion.

Well, I wouldn't give up on it. While it may never look crisp, it will certainly look like a very unique and old photo. I would just clean it up some.

Our thumbnail doesn't clean up very well due to the jpeg artifacts. However, here is a very quick example of where you could take it. Just a quick apply image to multiply the red channel. Then some selective healing, cloning, and a little dodge & burn. Again, very fast, like 5 minutes.

Best of luck !
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:53 AM
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Re: Help with very old, very small photo

Thanks Foresaa and TommyO. The video was great. Am working on ths little beast now, and will try and post an after soon.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:13 AM
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Re: Help with very old, very small photo

I went through about every filter in Image Analyzer then into Photoshop for some healing and a little more accurate color corrections...

totally a trial and error process.. Hope you have better luck on a higher resolution image (lot more to do but I just got tired, so I posted)

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I had a thought.. Added a white Softlight layer then healed the dark spots on the frame... masked the inner portrait with 50% Gray

First corrected~ white layer added
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