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Old 06-11-2012, 12:07 AM
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Restore yellow and scratched 70s photo

Here is the original and wanted to see if anyone knows away to rid the rips or wrinkles in the pic...especially along the roof and trees.. tried dust and scratches, median, and some blur techniques and tried curves to darken the rips but anytime I used them..the detail would disappear tooo much or some other oddity came up. I will post my final output too.

thank you in advance.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:08 AM
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Re: Restore yellow and scratched 70s photo

Here's my take so far
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:29 AM
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Re: Restore yellow and scratched 70s photo

a good way to reduce the scratches is to scan the image a few times rotating the image each time you scan it.
then blend each scan together
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:05 PM
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Re: Restore yellow and scratched 70s photo

thank you.. will try
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:09 AM
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Re: Restore yellow and scratched 70s photo

I think I would offer a cropped version first to emphasize the couple, the car, the tandem bike, and the people in the background.... just to minimize the work needed...

Some judicious cloning with a bit of fading on each stroke as needed should do wonders for this repair
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:50 AM
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Re: Restore yellow and scratched 70s photo

01Baldy, let me try to paraphrase your work to see If I got it for future use.. you found the gray point and used levels to neutralize to a point and than used hue/sat adjusts to color in certain areas, used curves to punch it up(?) and some spotting.. how did you get around the rips in the trees and roof? I know you said cloning but what did you mean by fading on each stroke?? I like the work and how the whites came out on the car and house and actual green on the grass..
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:30 AM
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Re: Restore yellow and scratched 70s photo

I used Noiseware to remove most of the marks.
Then used healing & clone.
Also the new mixer brush in CS5...
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:56 PM
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Re: Restore yellow and scratched 70s photo

I tried the rotate pic and merge together and the rips were still the same... what did work better was using neat image pro in the Lab color mode on the lightness channel and than switch back to RGB..
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:40 PM
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01Baldy, let me try to paraphrase your work to see If I got it for future use.. you found the gray point and used levels to neutralize to a point and than used hue/sat adjusts to color in certain areas, used curves to punch it up(?) and some spotting.. how did you get around the rips in the trees and roof? I know you said cloning but what did you mean by fading on each stroke?? I like the work and how the whites came out on the car and house and actual green on the grass..
Yep, You nailed it...
I was using cloning as a generic term for repairing the picture.... I use the Fade Tool on a sundry of brush strokes, filters, and adjustments immediately after applied... to fine tune them after using most any brush or tool in the tool box which included the Patch tool (trees, roof, house sides, driveway), Healing Brush, Paint strokes on carving layers, masks Et All.... AND Depending upon if I feel the adjustment needs refinement..

BUT... I agree with Dataflow... get a better scan by rotating the picture and scanning again as outlined in this thread... Scanners, textures, scratches, cracks, silvering

Starting out with the two scans aligned, Modes adjusted/changed and combined...(combine all (Shft+Ctrl+Alt+E)) ... an automatic Levels and automatic color.... copying .. changing the mode to Multiply... copy the multiply layer.. combine all (Shft+Ctrl+Alt+E) Then an attached levels layer and adjust the sliders will get you off to a good starting point after the new scans
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:12 PM
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Re: Restore yellow and scratched 70s photo

will try.. hmm (scanning part)
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