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Old 05-04-2010, 07:29 PM
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Do you use clothes templates?

Hello. Restoring the pictures bring us some problems and headaches sometimes. Is not just the physiognomy, hair and so on, sometimes the clothes are a real mess. We cannot leave the people naked, so, what should we do?
Sometimes I can rebuild the clothes using the path tool / convert path to a selection and paint shape by shape the diferent parts of the clothes. Making path / selection for every shape. Use the dodge / burn to the edges for some volumes. I think this is an excelent way to restore the clothes when they are not so damaged. Here is an example:
http://i43.tinypic.com/9fz0x3.jpg

I do not use the templates so often but this time the picture was a complete desaster and my client asked to put some shirt or suit. Paint a half-suit, shirt, tie, means some 1 hour and half, so I used a suit template I downloaded from the net. Sometimes this is en escape:
http://i41.tinypic.com/w87yj7.jpg

The only difficult thing I see is fix the template size, texture, etc. when put some new suit on an old picture. This must be "worked" a little, to have a real look and not so "mounted".

And you, what are you doing for the clothes restorations?
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:30 PM
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Re: Do you use clothes templates?

Good Stuff Florin
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:45 PM
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Re: Do you use clothes templates?

Thanks, SD. Do you use templates sometimes? I really do not feel comfortable using them. However, there is no other way in some situations
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:37 AM
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Re: Do you use clothes templates?

I use whatever it takes but like to keep the
photo as close to original as possible.

Templates are useful in some situations,
as your example show. The man needed
a body for a proper portrait and so the
template suit worked for that!
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:10 PM
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Re: Do you use clothes templates?

Fine. That is the truth, whenever we could leve the original is better
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:41 PM
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Re: Do you use clothes templates?

Agree...you need to do what is needed...I don't have a saved template, but I do find a reference photo I can use to clone what I need.
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