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Old 01-18-2010, 01:45 PM
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Commercial grade quality?

Hi Everyone

Ive joined this awesome community with the goal of learning enough to start a small home based restoration business aimed at restoring old photos.

I'm starting off building my portfolio by doing friends and family photos, and have come across one that's been a little more difficult than the others. I'm posting the original and my attempt, and am wondering, is this result commercial grade quality do you think? I kind of like it, but im obviously going to be biased. I'm also interested to see what others can do with it with anyone feels like a stab at it.

Sorry about the resolution, its the best i have.

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Old 01-18-2010, 04:58 PM
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Re: Commercial grade quality?

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Hi Everyone
Ive joined this awesome community with the goal of learning enough to start a small home based restoration business aimed at restoring old photos.
Many thanks
Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions, have fun!

I like the colors you have... the small picture looks fine to me... as far being commercial quality, I will let someone else judge that aspect as I am only a hobbyist

I did a really quick version just to see if I could color using gradient maps
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:11 PM
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Re: Commercial grade quality?

Wow. Your skin tones came out really well. I was really struggling with that, as you can tell. I'll have to play around some with gradients, i didnt think of that.
Cheers
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:39 PM
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Re: Commercial grade quality?

I think a selective color adjustments could help.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:37 PM
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That's more like it Chillin... great colors!
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:46 PM
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Thanks 0lBaldy...a lot of improvisation with this one.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:44 AM
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Re: Commercial grade quality?

Yea im a fan of the colors, as for commercial quality. I too am tryin to get my little side business goin and I mean I would be happy to have that in my example page.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:25 PM
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Good one chillin!
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:48 PM
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Chillin you are amazing.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:11 PM
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Re: Commercial grade quality?

Well, Ive managed to match Olbaldy's quality, but i'll be stuffed if i can match Chillin's photo! Any chance you could ellaborate on how you got that with selective color adjustments?

Im thinking there was masking involved to blend it in, but im finding it impossible to reproduce such lifelike skin tones.

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