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Old 07-07-2011, 03:44 PM
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This is an opr photo that I have been working on, I really want it to be more realistic...the face is pretty accurate, but lacks detail and texture It doesn't look real to me... I am also not so sure about the arm reaching into her hair and her knees. I have myself a bit frazzled so I figured I would ask for the assistance of the fine professionals here....HELP!!!
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:33 AM
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Re: H..e..l...p!

Very hard one. Not much information.
Had to use Painter 12 to add some.
Larger file if wanted.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:22 PM
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Re: H..e..l...p!

yes, she is a rough one!!!
nice job! I like the way you have done her hair, and brought out some clarity in her clothes...her face has some texture to help her look realistic..
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:57 PM
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Re: H..e..l...p!

Gaussian blur can work wonders
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:20 PM
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Re: H..e..l...p!

@Cupcake - unfortunately framing is a no-no. OPR wants true-to-original restoration. Nice job recreating detail, however. This one is a real bear; probably should have been declared unrestorable.
@iDad - yes, Gaussian blur can work wonders, but overall blurring is also a no-no. OPR doesn't even let us sharpen images. One can understand why, seeing how oversharpening is so easy to do and so destructive.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:33 AM
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Re: H..e..l...p!

I tried something different but had fun with this photo...
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:22 AM
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Re: H..e..l...p!

A lot of detail missing in the picture. It will never look "good as new", and many areas have to me recreated "from scratch". Reconstructing the missing pieces would be a lot up to skill and creativity of the restorer.

Make sure you first do a high quality scan (Highest resolution, 16 bit, TIFF/PSD – never been saved as jpeg). That would give the best staring point.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:48 PM
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Re: H..e..l...p!

This photo is a tough one...but here is another one I did.... * I am still learning...but I like to practice....
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:34 PM
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Here's a challenging one if you want practise. Time consuming, but possible:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...y-damaged.html
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:30 PM
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Wow Chain...that is amazing....
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