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Old 10-14-2010, 06:13 PM
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Re: Suggestions for restoring an old image

Heres my take - needs some touch up badly but you get the idea.
http://oldfadedmemories.com/original1.jpg
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:16 AM
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Re: Suggestions for restoring an old image

Is that the signs of noise reduction "flecks" in the back ground? Ive noticed this when using NeatImage, if you push the reduction too far it seems to enhance the minor defects and turn them into fairly enhanced ticks or check marks. I tend to use the D&S method I described for backgrounds as this does not occur. If I add a bit of noise and a slight blur to the noise on the background this also helps after I’ve used D&S
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:29 PM
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Re: Suggestions for restoring an old image

Wow - that's an awesome result. I should really experiment with the D&S filter. Anything that speeds up the workflow, I'm all in.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:23 PM
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Re: Suggestions for restoring an old image

Just foolin' with it. Blue channel, Polaroid dust & scratch, neat image, clone-a-rama, resize, big curves move, local contrast USM, neat image again, surface blur w/fade, burn a few mid tones, throw on a light sepia, USM tickle... it's a bit arty, but I'm moving on.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:26 PM
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Re: Suggestions for restoring an old image

Thanks Nezbitten, Leaning Lady and Southbay for sharing your techniques and showing me what you have done with the image. They all look good. I like what you did Learnin'lady except for the artifacting in the background. What did you do the blue channel, Southbay? Put a levels adjustment on the channel?
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:18 PM
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Re: Suggestions for restoring an old image

Hi Caravaggio,

Convert to blk & wh and adjust the levels.

Use spot healing brush tool, cloning and smudging. Add some gaussian noise back in, adjust the blk-wh levels again if necessary and give it a little kiss of yellow to warm it up. Hope this helps a bit. It's a beautiful photo...

Cheers!
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:30 PM
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Re: Suggestions for restoring an old image

You did a really beautiful job with the image, artistique. Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:43 PM
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Re: Suggestions for restoring an old image

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clone-a-rama
is this a new plug-in, southbay? and nice job

nice job, artistique, and welcome to RP
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:04 AM
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Re: Suggestions for restoring an old image

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is this a new plug-in, southbay? and nice job
HA! That plugin offers "Less cloning than required, but as much cloning as I'm willing to do". For more effective cloning, I might upgrade to Clone-a-rama Pro someday.

Yeah, nice shot at it, Artistique!
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:54 PM
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"Less cloning than required, but as much cloning as I'm willing to do".
that sounds like a good mix. i'll have to try it. it's a freebie, right?
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