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Old 04-27-2009, 11:10 PM
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Hi Guys,
I've been lurking here for a bit while trying to learn photoshop and paintshoppro I think I'm starting to get a handle on this stuff and so, thank you for your help.

The project that I'm working on is an old family photo from who knows when.
I think I've made some good progress on it and am looking for some suggestions on where to go from here. Eventually, I'd like to do a framed print etc.


thanks for all your help
-Ron

A high-res version of the file is here:
http://www.ghetti.net/images/Scan01-081.psd ( almost 20 megs )
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:41 AM
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Re: photo project

Ron, welcome to RetouchPRO

Could you post a High res version of the original?

Using the FFT in "Image Analyzer" as explained here "Remove photopaper texture from old photo" will make quite a difference if used prior to doing any cloning or healing..

The repairs you have made thus far look pretty good and it looks like you have paid good attention to details.... To me the retouched photo seems a bit soft and may benefit from a good Levels or Curves Adjustment Layer after using the FFT to remove the paper texture

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Old 04-28-2009, 07:40 AM
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Well you are off to a great start. I downloaded your psd file and used that. I used levels more aggressively to increase the contrast. To decrease the texture in the photo I used Neat Image. FFT that OlBaldy mentioned would work too. I worked on the lady's right eye some more. In addition there were several areas on the shirt in image that had different tone areas that I tried to smooth out some
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:40 PM
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Re: photo project

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Ron, welcome to RetouchPRO

Could you post a High res version of the original?

Using the FFT in "Image Analyzer" as explained here "Remove photopaper texture from old photo" will make quite a difference if used prior to doing any cloning or healing..

The repairs you have made thus far look pretty good and it looks like you have paid good attention to details.... To me the retouched photo seems a bit soft and may benefit from a good Levels or Curves Adjustment Layer after using the FFT to remove the paper texture

good point, thank you.
I had originally scanned it in 2 directions to minimize the pattern.
so the original is like 80 megs I think.
let me shrink it some and see if I have room on the site to post it.
do you have a preference on the format ?

-Ron
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:52 PM
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Well you are off to a great start. I downloaded your psd file and used that. I used levels more aggressively to increase the contrast. To decrease the texture in the photo I used Neat Image. FFT that OlBaldy mentioned would work too. I worked on the lady's right eye some more. In addition there were several areas on the shirt in image that had different tone areas that I tried to smooth out some


thank you. the results are very impressive.
especially around the eyes, can you comment on that ?

I have found this a very challenging photo to work with,
the crease up the middle was devastating at first.
I didn't think there was any way to fix something like that.
It's been a learning experience.

thanks
-Ron
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:19 PM
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Re: photo project

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Ron, welcome to RetouchPRO

Could you post a High res version of the original?
ok, it's here:
http://www.ghetti.net/images/ScanPic65000.tif



-Ron
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:48 AM
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CountLudwig. I was using Photoshop on a separate layer and cloned some and used a soft brush with about 20% opacity. Sort of an eyeball thing.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:12 PM
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I did a clean up. I did leave a few salt n pepper spots n such and didnt do any glamour finish. fixed a couple flaws.
Still much more that can be done with it but its a start!
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:17 PM
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Learning Lady you probably should post your retouch here. I can't get on the site you referenced to.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:19 PM
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How do I do that Phil, the file is too large. why cant you get the link?
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