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Old 07-30-2009, 12:29 PM
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:11 PM
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what all do you think needs help in this shot other than the scratches. You guys wanna give it a try?

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/1093/restoration.jpg
I think the guys here would prefer if you give your photo a try and then ask for advice, everyone is very good you'll have good tips.


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Old 07-30-2009, 01:15 PM
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Re: Restoration opinion

I do hope you aren't planning to get rid of all the tinsel on the Christmas tree! There's some staining along the left side of the photo, and it has gone yellow, of course. A little too contrasty - if the whites are blown and/or the shadows plugged there isn't much you can do about that. Otherwise it's in good shape. Haven't looked closely for scratches.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:56 AM
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Nice picture Lurch!!
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:23 PM
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Re: Restoration opinion

jtd131,
You may want to bring out a bit more detail in the center.
Also, you may want to very slightly d&b edges of facial features, arms, etc to allow our eyes to find those parts more easily.

Here is a quick sample of what may be available in the center. You could easily bring out more with a bit more work. Use a duplicate layer in multiply, or use apply image with source set to the blue channel. Then mask as needed.
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:01 AM
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Re: Restoration opinion

Had a quick go
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:58 PM
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How much would you charge for doing restoration like this?
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:18 PM
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jtd131,
I think you did an excellent job with it. It looks great.

Rates always vary, but $40/hr in the southeast US is quite normal. You have to come to some agreement up front with the client as to the minimum and maximum. However, deliverables always include a high res tiff, a high res jpg, the original scan as a high res tiff all on a CD; never give your working psd. I used to always include a print in the size of their choice. For some reason, I always felt guilty for charging for restorations... but I never got an sad face from the recipient.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:44 AM
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How much would you charge for doing restoration like this?
I agree with TommyO it's best to have a mutual realistic price which the client can afford to pay and you are happy with, I see many people just put a price on restorations without even a second thoughts to their clients thus making them loose their clients. People will only pay what they can afford and without clients you'll have no business so it always pays to think of your clients pockets. I usually charge per quality of the restored photo and not by the hour and ensure that the client knows the price before I carry on.

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Old 08-09-2009, 07:07 PM
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Quick stab at it. Curves, dust removal w/history brush, Neat Image, bit of burning, hi-pass soft light sharpen, adjustments/exposure/gamma/offset etc. (edit) Oops, didn't clone the scratches bottom right...
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