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Old 04-19-2010, 01:07 AM
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I have this photo I have no idea how old,great grandfather family member so if anyone can give me some idea on how to restore this image I would be greatful
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:07 AM
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Hi raemo, in my opinion this one would be very difficult to restore. At least as far as the face goes as there is so little detail left to build on.
The image supplied looks to have already been worked on patching in the background in a couple of areas and the head looks like it has been cut and pasted.

If you have the original photograph perhaps you could try re scanning to produce a better copy - you may just be able to recover a little more detail in the face


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Old 04-19-2010, 10:35 AM
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This is a dreadfully deteriorated photo that is not easily brought back
to any kind of standard restore. This is what I like to do with them.

Straighten and Crop, increase image size.
Gaussian blur background and then add noise. Background is done very quickly.
Increase contrast and darken/lighten areas to bring back some uniformity.
Soften areas of face and then add noise.
No clone or scratch removal used at all.

Add small amount of sepia and add border/text.
Put on wall for display, if it's a great grandfather!
Good Luck!
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:38 AM
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Well, I used the dodge and burn tools to bring back some of the features.

Used one of the eyes to make the missing eye.

Used the heal and clone tools also.
New frame!

I have a larger file if wanted.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:33 PM
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Hi, Cupcake

I would be pleased if you could send me the original image. I would like to give a try. Send it to rimjhim.magic@gmail.com
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:45 PM
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Rimjhim,

For this image, you may be better off with an artistic approach. One RP member, Florin, does this professionally and has samples on his website (here). As you can see, many of the more deteriorated images are a bit more artistic, yet very acceptable as a restoration. In many of Florin's posts, he elaborates on his technique, which you could try. If you are not successful, you could simply let him do it for you. His pricing is quite reasonable.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:26 PM
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I pretty much lost track of everything that was done but I know I used a very strong Clarify to better see the face and then started cloning. I used the makeover tool a little and several levels layers. I made a duplicate of the photo and set it to soft light. Blurred the background a little. Didn't do much of anything to the pants. That would take the rest of the night to figure out.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:38 AM
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Hi raemo, in my opinion this one would be very difficult to restore. At least as far as the face goes as there is so little detail left to build on.
The image supplied looks to have already been worked on patching in the background in a couple of areas and the head looks like it has been cut and pasted.

If you have the original photograph perhaps you could try re scanning to produce a better copy - you may just be able to recover a little more detail in the face


Tony
Thank you Tony for in put I shall contact the owner and see if an orignal is available and will post later
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:52 AM
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Thank you for your quick restoration you have given me some more information to work with
Regards raemo
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:54 AM
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Thank you Cupcake you have done him proud it give me a lot more to work with
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