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Small video - Painting with the Clone Brush

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Old 06-07-2010, 11:46 AM
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Small video - Painting with the Clone Brush

Hello again.
I always thought about the painting in Photoshop as my first option for a high end restoration. IŽve been practicing this for the last 10 years and maybe thatŽs why IŽm now a painting addict. I donŽt know if this could be the best or the right way to restore and retouch but this is my workflow.

I captured here the Photoshop CS3 work IŽm doing today with Camtasia Studio and save it for those who should be interested to see how I am working.
This small 3x4 cm picture came in a very bad state:
http://i45.tinypic.com/xlzcyw.jpg
Was scanned at 1000 dpi / gray scale and must be delivered as a high end 8x10 inch portriture for tomorrow.
The job is still far away to be ready, I think it is in some 70% done but still miss a lot of areas to be restored, textures to be painted (hair, eyebrows etc) and color. IŽll deliver this in 2 options, gray (I like it more) and color.

YouŽll see the workflow is in fact very simple. First, the plugins do not help a lot due to the great ammount of the spots all over the image. The only one could help maybe should be a limited gaussian-blur over the small selected area to be painted but I tried to paint it as it is.
I made a path for the ears and the face borders to have an accurate shape of this area. The path was changed to a selection. Then, I was painting inside the selection.
The only tools I used are the clone brush, dodge brush and burn brush.
http://rapidshare.com/files/39633431...lone_Brush.rar
This flash video has 24 Mb

My best regards

P.S. THANK YOU ALL FOR UPGRADING ME TO A SENIOR MEMBER.
IT IS A GREAT HONOR FOR ME.

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Old 06-09-2010, 10:05 PM
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Re: Small video - Painting with the Clone Brush

Florin,
Thank you for posting the video. You are certainly a skilled artist. I'm sure it will be useful to many of the forum readers. It demonstrates the patience and skill required for your restoration methods. Thank you.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:45 PM
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Re: Small video - Painting with the Clone Brush

that's some good stuff, florin. i did one of those a while back but never posted it anywhere. maybe i'll do another and put it on youtube. our techniques are similar.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:18 AM
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Re: Small video - Painting with the Clone Brush

Thank you, Tommy and Craig. IŽm a newbie in the video capture but I hope to improve. When IŽll have some more interesting workflow IŽll try to make the capture again. Specially hair painting, some path / selection work for specific area restorations, well IŽll try to do the best for sharing.
The portraiture was delivered yesterday:
http://i49.tinypic.com/166ao1f.jpg
Happy client again

Cheers
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:06 AM
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Re: Small video - Painting with the Clone Brush

Florin, that is another "Florin Original".
Saw the video and enjoyed it. Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:18 AM
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Re: Small video - Painting with the Clone Brush

Lovely result. I think you must be very patient.
What would be really good would be a dialogue to describe the actions or a text description to go on it but I really like your work.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:58 AM
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Re: Small video - Painting with the Clone Brush

Hi my friends. Thank you for be so patient and download the video.
Is just a simple capture but IŽll try later to upload something more interesting and advanced. This was just my first try.
As you know, IŽm not an english language spoker, some 20 years ago I was doing it much better and faster but since I moved to Venezuela I lost contact with the daily conversation and IŽm doing it more slowly.
However, IŽll try to "speak" and describe what IŽll be doing for the next one.
Cheers
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:47 AM
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Re: Small video - Painting with the Clone Brush

Florin, thank you! I enjoyed watching you work your magic. Looks timeconsuming but well worth the effort.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:15 PM
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Re: Small video - Painting with the Clone Brush

hi, amica.
well, remember the story with the turtle and the rabbit, haha
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thks for de video
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