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Old 04-27-2009, 03:40 PM
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Restore Photo

Hello all... I had a friend ask me to see if I could restore a photo for him. I can do some touchup work but this one seems to be a bit much. Possibly my scanner (HP 4c) is not scanning that great?

Can anyone recommend a better scanner if the HP4c is my problem?

Here are the two photo's. I'd love to know where to start with these. The photo is of my friends grandfather dated 1905.

http://www.njflyfishing.com/misc_pic...olor150dpi.jpg

http://www.njflyfishing.com/misc_pic...4-BW150dpi.jpg

It would be great if someone is up to taking a stab at it but it would also be great to share your thoughts on how I might be able to do it myself.


Thanks for all of your help!
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:50 PM
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Re: Restore Photo

i used many different layers set at different blending modes. Used calculations and apply image, then for the final image i used variations just to bring out more detail. its not finished by along shot just brought out detail.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:23 PM
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I used scratch remover, neat image to clean up the noise, curves, high pass sharpen.
Full photo:
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:45 AM
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Re: Restore Photo

Just tried to find a quick starting point for a retouch
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:16 AM
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Re: Restore Photo

OlBaldy, how do you get ps to show shortcuts in the layers panel and what is sft, cnt alt, n, e? Is that your own shortcut?
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:47 AM
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Re: Restore Photo

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OlBaldy, how do you get ps to show shortcuts in the layers panel and what is sft, cnt alt, n, e? Is that your own shortcut?
I highlight the layer name by clicking on it and rename the layer by typing the shortcut in to help explain what the layer is. (Always rename your layers to help keep track of what happened in that layer or the layer purpose.... it helps when backtracking or when wanting to modify something later in the process)

The short cut Shft+Ctrl+Alt+N+E (all keys are pressed in order and held down at the same time) is a standard Photoshop shortcut for making a new layer above the selected layer and putting a combined copy of whatever is in the working window on it
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:58 AM
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Re: Restore Photo

Just a little note: The "N" part of the <Shift><Ctrl><Alt><N><E> sequence makes a new layer and the <E> part merges to it.
As I remember, the newest versions of PS don't need the <N> any more (or maybe it was the older versions - I'm at work now and can't check it out)

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Old 04-28-2009, 11:27 AM
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Re: Restore Photo

You're right Byro, the hit-all-key for a composite is CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-E, since CS3 not so sure for PS 7 though.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:48 PM
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Re: Restore Photo

Jeeze how many finger do you all have! alt shift ctrl. Im doing good to hit only one button...lol
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:05 PM
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Re: Restore Photo

PS7 needs the N Or a new layer ... in PS 7 using the shorter CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-E stamps the composite into the selected layer.. In CS2 CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-E creates a new layer then stamps the composite into it..... Dunno 'Bout CS

Keyboard Shortcuts for PS7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 on the PC can be found here
Keyboard Shortcuts for CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 on the Mac can be found here

Sorry Bout all the confusion... I use the older version PS7 (everything I have is OLD!)
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