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Old 12-13-2013, 11:16 AM
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I am just about done with the photo restoration. I would like your opinions. I am not happy with the denim jeans on the woman. They were blurry to begin with. I want to make it look like her backside is showing. It's just not coming out right. I am using the clone tool. I even copy and pasted some high res denim. It doesn't look right. What would you do? I know this is doable. I probably did not try hard enough.
It looks wrong because you've not added any shape or shadows to the boy's legs. Using the burn tool I got something passable within a few seconds:

I would recommend using that same tool on the piano as well - it also looks much too flat towards the bottom.

Edit: Just saw the fingers - They're flat too. Keep in mind that everything in this photo has depth and that the light will do different things on different surfaces and shapes.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:31 AM
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It looks wrong because you've not added any shape or shadows to the boy's legs. Using the burn tool I got something passable within a few seconds:

I would recommend using that same tool on the piano as well - it also looks much too flat towards the bottom.

Edit: Just saw the fingers - They're flat too. Keep in mind that everything in this photo has depth and that the light will do different things on different surfaces and shapes.
Excellent points! Thanks!
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:38 AM
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What size files should I give my client? They are having it printed. Right now the file size is way too high. It's a TIFF Resolution 300, Width inches 16.91 Heigh 20 Pixel Width 5072 Height 6000. Like I said, way too high. What size do you think I should give the client?

I was thinking of giving client a few TIFFs and other formats. Would you just give them one format?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:03 AM
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The original image appears to be a snapshot of poor quality. Depends on your clients expectations but really they should not want to go larger than the original size?

Reducing pixel dimensions by 50% would give you a file of 3000x2536 pixels. When printed assuming 300 ppi the image would be around 10"x8" and file size would be around 520KB maximum quality JPEG.

As the client is going to have them printed is there any reason why you need to supply TIFF rather than JPEG?
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:24 AM
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The original image appears to be a snapshot of poor quality. Depends on your clients expectations but really they should not want to go larger than the original size?

Reducing pixel dimensions by 50% would give you a file of 3000x2536 pixels. When printed assuming 300 ppi the image would be around 10"x8" and file size would be around 520KB maximum quality JPEG.

As the client is going to have them printed is there any reason why you need to supply TIFF rather than JPEG?

Yes, I reduced the pixels. I gave them the files as a TIFF, PDS, and JPEG. I thought a TIFF because TIFFS hold the colors better after editing.
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