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Old 07-13-2009, 10:35 PM
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Father's photo

Hi everyone
I have tried working on my father's only two photos Ihave of him - struggling with fixing the glasses - have included both Zips. One is a photo from his citizenship document and the other is a photo. the one on the document is a bit of a mess but was one taken after the war and I would like to know what i could with glasses and reflections. have enclosed orginal scanned photos.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:25 AM
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Here is my try.
I hope you like it.

Large size:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3152/papa3.jpg




2nd picture:
citizenship document
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File Type: jpg Father-2copy.jpg (98.3 KB, 60 views)

Last edited by Cupcake; 07-18-2009 at 06:13 AM. Reason: Add 2nd picture
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:34 AM
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Re: Father's photo

Cate,
Cupcake has done a good job on that one. The two images look so similar, it should be quite easy to use the glasses from the larger/newer one to fix the smaller/older one.

While cloning works, it is generally better in this case to just select one eye/lens, copy & paste to a new layer on the older image, then adjust using transform and adjustment layers (adj layers set to clipping mask so they affect only that lense). Then do the same for the other eye/lens. You may also have to blur the new layers a bit to match up with the smaller images texture. Also, ensuring the ppi matches prior to pasting in usually helps a lot.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:16 PM
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Re: Father's photo

What software are you using to attempt the repairs? (it looks as if it might have been a soft #2 pencil in the larger picture)

Just using the cloning and healing brushes with a little noise removal and some levels corrections seemed to help a little and like Tommy said I used the large pictures glasses, flipped for the shadows and Free transformed to fit on the smaller pic (should have added some noise.. but I figure you can do that)

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File Type: jpg Papa3.jpg (197.7 KB, 60 views)

Last edited by 0lBaldy; 07-14-2009 at 12:22 PM. Reason: added text
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:43 PM
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Re: Father's photo

Wow, cupcake you did a fantastic job for sure! I love the background and the clarity. really good job.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:36 PM
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Thank You Kate.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:45 AM
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Re: Father's photo

Thank you Cupcake, and everyone
I haven't used any pencils. I just have quite a few versions that I have been working on. I have the original scanned documents and follow Katrina's book in photoshopCS3. I was going to fix his glasses. I have not done anything on the citizenship document. I was waiting on some suggestions.

I will try and see if I can work with the glasses from the later photo. Thank you all for your suggestions.My grateful thanks.
Regards
Cate
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:48 AM
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Hi cupcake
The background is beautiful and I can see his eyes. looks so good. thank you so much. can you tell me how you fixed the background.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:14 PM
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Hi Cate,
I glad you like the pictures.
I painted the background the same shade as the picture, then I added a frame.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:24 PM
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Re: Father's photo

Thank you Olbaldy
My apologies for not thanking you
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