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Old 04-04-2010, 09:03 PM
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A great job with few tools

Hello everybody.
I´d like to share with you this project, even it´s not ready yet but I´m really enjoing with and that´s why I´m writing this post. Still miss some 2 work days to be finished.
All you can see was done (painted) with the clone brush, dodge and burn in the gray scale, 8"x10" / 800dpi. Paint brush was used only for the background and to paint the hair and eyebrowes (with my own brushes). Only 1.3% gaussian blur when the hair was done.
The person is the former brass band director in the city, died many years ago.
The original image is terrible because is not a photography but a typography print:
http://i39.tinypic.com/wakeuv.jpg
After cut the 8x10 size, I had a pass with the FFT filter + 2% gaussian blur. Still was terrible:
http://i44.tinypic.com/10hv9f4.jpg
At least, I´ve been painting the last 2 days (need 2 more days yet for the final art) and we have this for now:
http://i41.tinypic.com/mt1jyq.jpg
I must say that almost never receive this kind of a job (typography restoration) but this time it worth, I think.
My best regards, I love you all,
Florin
P.S. This is the full original file, 400dpi. The samples here are only some head close up, the complete image is half-body:
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?3z552ywmiwx

Today, april 5, 10.30 p.m.
It´s ready:
http://i43.tinypic.com/d4lt5.jpg

Before - After
http://i39.tinypic.com/212irmt.jpg

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Old 04-04-2010, 09:25 PM
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Re: A great job with few tools

that's pretty damn remarkable, florin. i'd have gone a different route from after the fft and gaussian, but i do still like your results very nicely done!
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:26 PM
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Re: A great job with few tools

Thank you Craig, as always.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:07 PM
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Re: A great job with few tools

Florin, your results are amazing!
Your work is unique and shows us all
that what looks impossible can truly be done.

Please upload the whole image when you have time.
Love your work!!!
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:10 PM
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Re: A great job with few tools

Thank you a lot. I just did it, editing the final of my post. Look up. Cheers
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:21 PM
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Re: A great job with few tools

Florin, absolutely great work.

Try to run the FFT filter second time, but with inverted image. This can save you a little painting time.

I also added some high freq. noise before denoising to break down the low freq. noise.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:27 PM
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Re: A great job with few tools

Thank you, also thanks for the tip. Realy seems to wwork fine the 2nd time. Regards
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:30 PM
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"I also added some high freq. noise before denoising to break down the low freq. noise."
What kind of plugin is this? High and low freq?
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:51 PM
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The low freq. noise are the left overs of the halftone pattern you trying to get rid of using the PS "add noise filter", that creates higher freq. noise. I used about 4.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:45 AM
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Ok. Thank you my friend
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