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Old 09-14-2009, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Flora View Post


Welcome to RetouchPRO!!!

I had a go at your picture trying to save the original background...

I started by removing the photographic paper texture following this Tutorial (if you haven't it yet, you will find the link for downloading the FFT filter at the bottom of the Tutorial page...)

Let me know if you'd like a more detailed description of what I did..

I didn't use the decrack action you mention (originally written for PS 6 or 7), but I'll try to see if it works with more recent versions of Photoshop...

Hi there!
I'm new to this, so please forgive me I've posted on the wrong "page".
I know this post is 2 years old, but I have a similar problem with a photo of my grandmother. I've tried following your instructions, but can't seem to get it close to restoration, like yours (Flora). I've even downloaded the AKVIS retoucher & also their noise remover, but it's just not giving me the results I've expected. I'll try uploading my badly damaged photo to this message...
I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS3. Please can you explain an easy method to fixing this photo. I've always been doing it the old way with the "clone stamp" and "healing brush", but that was with photos which did not require so much attention like this one.
Hope there's someone that can help.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:53 PM
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Re: Old photo, need restoration.

I obviously don't have the skills that Flora has but here's what I did.
A lot of cloning overall and a little smudging around the eye area to fill in some gaps. I found a photo online of a hairstyle with finger waves and cropped out enough to fill in the missing side. Of course I have no idea what the lower part of her hair looked like but I could see the waves at the top. I copied the good side of her sweater to the bad side and then did a couple of levels adjustments. Made a new background also. I think the tone could be better and I didn't spend a lot of time cleaning up her sweater and skin but I'm running out of time now and have to quite working on it.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:23 PM
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Re: Old photo, need restoration.

Thanks Nan!
I also did lots of cloning. Will try some smudging. The compressed thumbnail which I've uploaded does not show as much detail as the file I'm working on. Once I'm done, I'll upload it. Would love to see what your one came out like.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:28 PM
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Re: Kiramber's First Pic

i moved this to its own thread. each thread shld basically be about one pic... usually.
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