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Old 10-17-2010, 07:24 PM
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that sounds like a good mix. i'll have to try it. it's a freebie, right?
It's free, but not for commercial use.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:16 PM
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"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.
Where would one find "clone a rama" ..?
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http://www.google.com/search?q=clone...x=&startPage=1

and here i thought she was kidding
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:46 PM
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http://www.google.com/search?q=clone...x=&startPage=1

and here i thought she was kidding
If you're referring to me, the she is a he. I'm ScanMan in other groups, but someone here had beaten me to it. My Avatar is my Wife's Grandmother, circa 1910.
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ah! the avatar threw me. you might want to add something to your signature to let us know
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:43 PM
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Re: Suggestions for restoring an old image

I just concentrated on the most bothersome ( to my eye ) problems.
I used the dust and scratches filter in Photoshop applied through a mask.
I used Noise Ninja on a second layer, its built in masking facility was most helpful.

I left the yellow stain in the photo,it is so uniform that it seems almost like a duotone type of effect. The golden color seems to add a certain charm, once again to my eye.

This would be my starting moves.
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:54 AM
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I have an old photo from the 1930s of my mother that is in bad shape. It has a lot of fading from sun damage as well as a lot of dirt. I started trying to restore it, but have not done much photo restoration before so am looking for any suggestions for techniques. I looked at the channels and they all seem equally faded and none seems better than the others.

The retouch which is in progress has a slight application of the reduce noise filter and then some cloning, painting and healing which needs a lot more work. Above the cloning and painting layer, I put a darkening curve set to luminosity to darken the whole image. Then there is a black and white adjustment layer which is helping to darken the image and a gradient map layer for color. Finally there is a brightness contrast layer on top of the layer stack to further adjust the luminosity.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
There is a very good tutorial here which is very good and it's exactly like your photo the results are very good.

hope this helps


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