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Old 10-12-2009, 01:09 PM
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Whew...I might be over my head with this pic...

Hello to the group,
I'm a little stumped as to where to start with this old 1920's era photo.
It appears to have been a passport photo and was in a wallet for about 20 years.
Not only is there spotty discoloration, but there is the outline of a passport stamp, too.
I could use some assistance as to where to start and what to do.
For what is worth, I use Corel PhotoImpact X3 or can use Corel Photo Paint X4.
Thanks!
Christopher
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:15 PM
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Re: Whew...I might be over my head with this pic..

Christopher, your best place to start would be to attach a copy of the image so members could see the problems with the image and make specific recommendations.
Regards, Murray
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:02 PM
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Re: Whew...I might be over my head with this pic..

Using Paint Shop Pro.
Worked on Top right quarter of photo.

Split Channel to rgb and use the r photo.
Adjust contrast.
Scratch Remover and Clone tool.
Add sepia if desired.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:45 PM
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Re: Whew...I might be over my head with this pic..

Just a start but shows the capabilities possible using the Color Deconvolution Plug-in (which is compatible with host applications such as Adobe PhotoShop™ (or Photoshop Elements), JASC or now Corel Paint Shop Pro™ , Corel PhotoPaint™ (old), and ULead PhotoImpact™ amongst many others) along with some cloning and healing

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Copy the Red channel and put it on its own layer then clone and heal then apply a sepia or similar tone or a Gradient Map to regain the original color

OOPS! aartist is much faster than me!!
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:25 PM
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Re: Whew...I might be over my head with this pic..

aartist and baldy, you are both faster than me.

I made NO attempt to get rid of the paper texture.

LAB mode worked very well for the red. All healing/cloning was done on a copy of the lightness channel. I also opted to keep the yellow/sepia of the picture rather than turning it into a strictly black and white.

The corrections aren't perfect, but then I'm not being paid dollars for the job either.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:33 PM
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Re: Whew...I might be over my head with this pic..

Janet, you have to pick up the pace!
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:24 PM
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Whew...I might be over my head with this pic..

Here is my try.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:15 PM
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Re: Whew...I might be over my head with this pic..

Pardon my ignorance on this part, but are you aware of how to split and copy the red channel happens in PhotoImpact?
Looks great!

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Using Paint Shop Pro.
Worked on Top right quarter of photo.

Split Channel to rgb and use the r photo.
Adjust contrast.
Scratch Remover and Clone tool.
Add sepia if desired.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:53 PM
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Re: Whew...I might be over my head with this pic..

LensCap, sorry, no I'm not familiar with PhotoImpact.
Corel's Paint Shop Pro sells for $35 to $40 on amazon.com.
It's a great program to restore photos with.

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Old 10-12-2009, 11:47 PM
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Re: Whew...I might be over my head with this pic..

Ah, I'm seeing a much cooler dude. Red channel, some cloning, crop the disk, 800 ASA film grain, touch of neat image, curves, blue tone at 20%, shades and burns.
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