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Old 11-17-2011, 02:58 PM
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technique question

hi everyone - fairly new at restoration and have been using the healing brush/clone/layers method to remove dust, scratches, etc. question: recently came across the duplicate&move technique on unimportant image areas (skies/backgrounds) a lighten blending and darken blending layers set to 2 or 3 pixel offset...had very good results fairly quickly.
what is your thoughts?
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:20 PM
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Re: technique question

I normally blur a layer to remove imperfections in and place it underneath the original. Then I erase the area where the imperfections are on the original. This is a quick and easy first step. I find that restoration takes a lot of small steps.

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Old 11-22-2011, 02:38 PM
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thanks...have also used a similar step.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:46 PM
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the idea of restoration is to restore... the entire image. if your clients are happy with that method, then fine, but make sure they are. some will say it's fine and never come back for more service. so, be sure you know what your clients need and want. shortcuts work sometimes and sometimes they blow up in your face. i tend to not like taking too many.
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