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Old 02-23-2010, 11:04 AM
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Photo Miracle Need

Hi

Need a Miracle on this photo, My Aunt sent it to me in email so I cant scan it again. cant seem to get anywhere with it.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/u...009/img013.jpg

Any help or advice would be great

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Old 02-23-2010, 03:57 PM
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Re: Photo Miracle Need

Have you already had a look at that tutorial:

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=255

Might help you a bit

Julian
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:34 PM
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Re: Photo Miracle Need

yeah no matter what I try it looks crap I will post how far I got with my restoration
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:45 PM
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Re: Photo Miracle Need

Here is a little better!
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:32 PM
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Re: Photo Miracle Need

Copy and used the Red channel to have a black and white without very many spots... Lightened and darkened a few areas using the history brush , healed a bit and cloned using Darken and lighten settings, sharpened, Sepia toned to keep it looking old and hide some missed stains
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:28 PM
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Re: Photo Miracle Need

Cupcake thats more than a little better, looks way better than it did.
and a good effert from 0lBaldy.

I had a go, heres mine....needs more workhttp://i639.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/img013-1.jpg
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:18 PM
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Re: Photo Miracle Need

It's unbelievable what you guys can do...I'm pretty astonished I have to admit...
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:20 PM
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Re: Photo Miracle Need

Britec,
I think your restoration looks just fine. You may look at adding a bit more grain back, in keeping with the paper texture from the scan.

Often these restorations suffer from a little overdoing it. We know what we would like the picture to look like. But, as in this case, it was just a quick snapshot that suffered from a bit of bright sunlight. So, we really should not expect too much. Just restore the damage and maintain the original as close as possible.

So, again, I like what you did. It is very similar to the original, with little evidence of retouch/restoration.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:51 AM
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Re: Photo Miracle Need

I think, that photo actually is quite easy to recover.
The difficult part is to remove all that dirt on the surface.
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