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Old 03-21-2010, 02:47 PM
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Re: Brushwork restoration

Thanks a lot, I´m feeling great with your comments, my friends.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:59 AM
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Re: Brushwork restoration

What a fabulous job! It really does look like a painting. It is my preference to restore the photo, if it starts to look painterly then I would have strayed off the path. Possibly you could have used the FFT filer to remove the texture and then restore as a photo. It is by no way as extreme as some photo restorations I have seen. Excellent none the less!
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:27 AM
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Re: Brushwork restoration

Thank you, Neil. Well, many years of practice behind. Yes, I used first the FFT for the texture but still was a mess and had to be painted, some 8-9 work hours. You are also a very good retoucher, I´ve been seeing your site, very good works.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:14 PM
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Re: Brushwork restoration

very nice, florin!

i had a go at this also. some nasty stuff in there. the FFT was a must. i followed that with some add noise then used psp's 'edge preserving smooth' filter (similar to median). some 'digital camera noise removal', some brightness/contrast, come hue/sat, some color balance, and a bit of clone, airbrush and push.

the first job was to get rid of the pattern. fft, add noise and edge preserving smooth did most of that.

that left the big stuff that had to be cloned out.

some color balance and hue/sat to get the colors back to right.

then a bunch of clone, airbrush and push for the final cleanup.

total time, about 2 hours on the first go, wait a few hours, then finish with maybe another half hour.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:28 PM
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Re: Brushwork restoration

Hello Craig and thank you. Of course I begun with the FFT but still was a mess:
http://i42.tinypic.com/20sxe78.jpg
Then, you know me, clonebrush and paintbrush for some 7 hours:
http://i44.tinypic.com/33w8qvb.jpg
Final touch, the hair texure with my own brushes and the colour layers.
That´s no easy.
My best regards and be in touch.
Florin
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:48 PM
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Re: Brushwork restoration

I hope you don't mind I had a go at this photo myself. I just wish i had your talent. I am no artist but i do my best. Not really satisfied with the hair but like i said i am no artist. I really like the rendition you did of this photo, it is excellent. So here is what i got.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:00 PM
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Re: Brushwork restoration

Hello my friends.
I´m so happy for your attention with this post. Really Craig and you, now, made so good works. Congratulations for your http://www.flickr.com/photos/39473188@N00/ site. Of course I must go a little more, painting more etc etc because it´s a pay job and I had to deliver it as you have seen. For the hair, I suggest to level, to have some flat tone and try to paint it with a hair brush, which seems like a lot of small points.
Have my best regards for all of you,
Florin
P.S. Anytime when you´ll need a good high resolution sample for practice, a "virgin" one, without any retouch, please let me know and I´ll upload it for you to a server and give you the link.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:42 PM
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thanks, florin
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