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Old 11-17-2009, 03:46 PM
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First attempt at restoration

this is my first attempt at photo restoration. I've had this old tintype of my 3rd-great grandmother, and I've been wanting to work on it for years, so I finally gave it a go. How did I do? Anything I could do differently or better?

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Old 11-17-2009, 04:22 PM
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Re: First attempt at restoration

Gorgeous! She has beautiful hands.

I love how you kept her true quality.
Very professional.

How long did it take you?
What were the general steps you used to achieve the results?

I may have kept the ring on the right hand.
She may be wearing a ring on the other also.
Or not.

You may want to have color rendering of your restoration.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:13 PM
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Re: First attempt at restoration

Wow...that is awesome. Really lovely job. yes, how long did that take?
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:03 PM
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Re: First attempt at restoration

Great job at color rendering! I thought the ring was a mar. I'll have to take a closer look at the original. It would be her wedding band as tintypes are reversed. Not sure how long it took. I've worked on it off & on for the past month. I copied the tintype with cross polarizeing filters. The before photo is without the filters and they helped alot. I used the blue channel to get the detail mainly in the dress. I made a blurred pattern of it and used the pattern clone stamp set to darken to get rid of a lot of the white marks. Used the highpass/gaussian blur to add shape to the face & dress.

Later: I did look closer and that is a ring. I'll have to go back and put it back!

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Old 11-17-2009, 06:37 PM
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Absolutely awesome job.

When doing restoration, it's sometimes amazing what you will see in the details.
I found the little detail gem in your great-great-grandmother's "bell" ear rings.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:38 PM
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Re: First attempt at restoration

Chuck,
I would agree, you did an excellent job. The final contrast and tint are very nice.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:50 PM
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Absolutely awesome job.

When doing restoration, it's sometimes amazing what you will see in the details.
I found the little detail gem in your great-great-grandmother's "bell" ear rings.
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Chuck,
I would agree, you did an excellent job. The final contrast and tint are very nice.
Thanks! I too really like those bell earrings.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:51 AM
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First attempt at restoration

Very Good job!
I would put the skin tones in also, if you are going to add the cheek color.

Here is an idea of what I mean.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:07 AM
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Very Good job!
I would put the skin tones in also, if you are going to add the cheek color.

Here is an idea of what I mean.
Thanks, very nice!
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