RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

Real stumper

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-21-2010, 01:12 PM
dbliss dbliss is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oxford, PA
Posts: 23
Real stumper

I thought that I was a fairly good restorer, but the attached image has really thrown me. Any Suggestions.

Thanks
dbliss
Attached Images
File Type: jpg img023 2nd try.jpg (84.4 KB, 134 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 06-21-2010, 02:11 PM
0lBaldy's Avatar
0lBaldy 0lBaldy is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,580
Re: Real stumper

Can you scan it in color with all auto settings turned off?
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 06-21-2010, 03:49 PM
Cupcake's Avatar
Cupcake Cupcake is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 816
Re: Real stumper

Here is the best I can do with the quality you sent.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Together.jpg (93.8 KB, 73 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 06-21-2010, 04:39 PM
dbliss dbliss is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oxford, PA
Posts: 23
Re: Real stumper

The image was orginally in color. I thought that it was actually a negative, but when I scanned it, I got the color image that is attached
Attached Images
File Type: jpg img003 200 ppi.jpg (77.4 KB, 82 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 06-21-2010, 04:54 PM
jesterjeni jesterjeni is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: indiana
Posts: 186
Re: Real stumper

this is what I came up with

(I darkend the image to sepia tone then converted back to black and white I found the outline then used the burn tool I also coloned the background to get a rough idea)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg mg02.jpg (96.9 KB, 46 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 06-21-2010, 05:06 PM
jesterjeni jesterjeni is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: indiana
Posts: 186
Re: Real stumper

this is what I came up with using the "colored original?" this is 100% better just needs some adjustments now!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg mf1.jpg (91.5 KB, 60 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 06-21-2010, 09:06 PM
TommyO's Avatar
TommyO TommyO is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 1,211
Re: Real stumper

dbliss,

As you may have seen, the red channel is the only channel with any good data. You could likely toss the others. Use a good denoise program only on that channel. Then enhance that channel using something like apply image or calculations. From there, continue with standard restoration techniques, i.e. healing, cloning, etc. I think you'll also need some artistic touches, as many of the main features are missing, i.e. the womans facial features.
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 06-21-2010, 09:10 PM
0lBaldy's Avatar
0lBaldy 0lBaldy is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,580
Re: Real stumper

The samples are very pixelated... so I think if you are working on a much higher resolution image it should look much better

The first one just used the red channel and made some adjustments

The second .. adjusted Channels in CMYK, RGB, and LAB.... merged then hue/sat adjustment

Me thinks there is a lot of cleaning, airbrushing and painting to do on this one to bring back the original colors.... A lot of patience will be required and stepping away from the work often will be important also... I think this project will be very time consuming ...

another idea would be to present an artistic painting type rendition in conjunction with the restore

Looking forward to seeing your final image...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg img003_LowRes-copy.jpg (190.4 KB, 31 views)
File Type: jpg HueSat_Pixelated.jpg (196.0 KB, 36 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 06-25-2010, 03:11 AM
Nezbitten's Avatar
Nezbitten Nezbitten is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: England UK
Posts: 54
Re: Real stumper

To get a better idea of what lies ahead it may be best to add a high resolution image to the post. If you are unable to provide a link to a higher res version perhaps chop it up and link to it in several bits, most us here know how to patch it back together to take a look at it for you.

Not sure if this helps or not?
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 06-25-2010, 06:24 AM
dbliss dbliss is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oxford, PA
Posts: 23
Re: Real stumper

I will be glad to provide a high res image. I have not done this before, so can you give me some guidelines on how to do that.
Thanks
dbliss
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retouching real estate? fstr21 Work/Jobs 12 06-08-2010 06:02 PM
Need of some real estate/architecture RAWs rhys Classifieds 0 01-29-2010 10:40 AM
Required: real estate retoucher mkelpie Classifieds 0 09-19-2009 04:29 AM
Any one up for a real challenge ? palms Photo-Based Art 11 04-29-2009 03:20 AM
Is Backround photosho or real painting Evelyn Turning Portraits into Digital Sketches, Oils, Watercolors 4 03-01-2009 03:28 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved