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Old 07-23-2009, 12:12 AM
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hello!
Here is my try.
I hope you like it.

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Old 07-23-2009, 12:24 AM
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Re: Silvering on Old Photos

Thanks Craig and Lurch,

I had tried the method you mentioned Lurch, but didn't seem to end up with a result I was happy with. Either I didn't do it properly or I was being picky.

Craig, I'm afraid I do wonder at night how things could have been done better etc. I'm trying to learn to step back a bit from total 'pickyness', as I'm definitely not good at painting. I had noticed that some of the legs are just blobs, and will probably try to make some definition between the legs and background. When I eventually get it done to my satisfaction I'll post it here so you can see it.

I was amused when i first saw this photo as it made me think of a Wild West picture, however it's a group of Sugar Cane cutters from North Queensland Australia!
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:05 PM
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Re: Silvering on Old Photos

ellemir,

i'll just add here that, remember the main focus of the image, the faces. those are intact and everything else is secondary. getting all the detail back in the legs and boots isnt nearly as important as the other parts. it's always nice to be able to bring out everything, but sometimes not practical, especially within a limited time frame. so, the point here is, evaluate your importances. you could actually crop most of the silvering out of the picture and it wouldnt be hurt that severely.

that being said, i've been working on this image. i'm finding, so far, that a lot of cloning is working pretty well. it's still a lot of work, but if you do wish to rebuild the dark and silvered area, clone shld do you a pretty good job.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:27 PM
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Sorry, Craig, but in this case you can't crop most of the silvering out and have much image left. It pervades pretty much all of the dark areas. You are right, though, that the faces are intact and they are the most important part, except maybe for the bottle and glasses.
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:14 AM
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Re: Silvering on Old Photos

actually, from what i've seen, lurch, you can. it's sort of moot, though. the worst silvering lies across the men's leg area. but, to crop that area out, as opposed to how others have already done this restore, makes it kind of silly to crop.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:18 PM
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:45 PM
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Re: Silvering on Old Photos

ok, i just like old photos like this, so i had to have a go at it. this is mostly clone, push, airbrush, levels, contrast/brightness and the kitchen sink. it's just too damned hard to give the entire work flow. it's a lot of meticulous smallwork, zooming way in and doing a few pixels here then moving somewhere else. there's also a digital camera noise removal in there towards the end as well as just painting in the border with the paint brush. there's still a lot that could be done here, but it's now gotten to where i'd normally quit on such an image, so there we go
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:57 PM
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Looking Good Craig!
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:26 AM
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thanks, OB
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:23 AM
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Yeah, Craig, I like the way you "dug" the faces out of the hats on the two gents at either end. What a lot of work!

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