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Old 01-05-2012, 12:27 PM
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Re: Is this beyond repair?

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Do you mean the original is in colour?
Yes if you look at post #5 you will see that I took the original posted image and applied curves to reveal the faded colour. Note I did not try and get anything perfect but just wanted an impression of what may be there - no point in going further with this until a 48bit scan undertaken at high ppi
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:34 PM
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Re: Is this beyond repair?

Yes the original is indeed in color, as can be seen in the link I provided in my original post (#1).
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:33 PM
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Re: Is this beyond repair?

opened file when to channels pallet choose the red channel used apply image and choose the blue channel checked the invert box selected softlight from the dropdown menu added a levels adjustment layer clicked the auto button and came up with this.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:53 PM
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Re: Is this beyond repair?

After your new scan with all automatic adjustments turned off and at a high resolution and larger size... A bit of levels after cropping.... some cleaning up... and I think you will have a fine picture
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:29 PM
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Re: Is this beyond repair?

Once you have done the things mentioned above if it still does not come how you want it then there is another option and that consists of colouring in the image manually there are not too many colours present so shouldn't be too complicated to sort out but this picture can definitely be restored to a pleasing level.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:58 AM
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Re: Is this beyond repair?

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Yes if you look at post #5 you will see that I took the original posted image and applied curves to reveal the faded colour. Note I did not try and get anything perfect but just wanted an impression of what may be there - no point in going further with this until a 48bit scan undertaken at high ppi
Yes now I see you've done a great job bringing out most of the colours. Again a good scan should work wonders with restore and colourizing.


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Old 01-06-2012, 03:00 AM
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After your new scan with all automatic adjustments turned off and at a high resolution and larger size... A bit of levels after cropping.... some cleaning up... and I think you will have a fine picture
This is great work.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:02 AM
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Re: Is this beyond repair?

Finally got the original and scanned it. Here it is. I'm going to begin working now, using all of your very helpful suggestions.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j5...uch/Watson.jpg
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:11 AM
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Re: Is this beyond repair?

Well I downloaded the latest and to start I used levels on each color Channel.
Next I used a curves adjustment layer and placed the eyedropper on the white sign that was hanging on the cash register.

So this photo can be restored.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:19 PM
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Here is the color picture.
Larger file if wanted.
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