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Old 08-03-2009, 07:42 PM
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How can these images be saved?

Hello, I'd like to get some input on ways to correct these damaged photos. One is marked by a pen/marker and the other looks like a painting that has chipped away. Would the clone tool be the only way to correct these images?

One more thing, supposedly the competitive price to retouch these costs $20/image. I seriously doubt jobs like this cost $20/image, but I would be glad to receive some input on this. Thank you!

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...Rest080309.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...Rest072709.jpg
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:06 PM
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Re: How can these images be saved?

l2jc,
Regarding the first image:
On many images it is possible to isolate the pen marks based upon their color. However, in this case the surrounding areas have a rather large blue component, which makes it difficult. It appears a bit easier to isolate them in CMYK or LAB.

However, I think the end result is going to be a bit more cloning (in various blend modes) than I would have preferred.

On the second image:
Again, while you could isolate the damage, it may be faster just to clone. There is so much good information in the adjacent areas, this one should be a snap (although a bit slow).

The $20 cost must be a price from overseas, where we just cannot compete.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:01 PM
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Re: How can these images be saved?

yes, clone is where i'd start. clone, airbrush, push (heavy smudge) shld clean most all of this up nicely.

$20? hmm, i think tommy's right; that's a middle east/indian price range. i'd say at least double that in the states.

edit: btw, that's only on the first one for my previous comments. i hadnt even looked at the 2nd one.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:54 AM
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Re: How can these images be saved?

Thank you for the replies. I'm going to have to play around with this one with the given advice.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:04 AM
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Re: How can these images be saved?

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Hello, I'd like to get some input on ways to correct these damaged photos. One is marked by a pen/marker and the other looks like a painting that has chipped away. Would the clone tool be the only way to correct these images?

One more thing, supposedly the competitive price to retouch these costs $20/image. I seriously doubt jobs like this cost $20/image, but I would be glad to receive some input on this. Thank you!

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...Rest080309.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...Rest072709.jpg
The first photo is a lot of work, the second not too bad but who is charging $20 for this sort of restorations? that is a very cheap price who is the company that are charging this amount I would like to see their finished work.

good luck with the photos they are both very nice photos.


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