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Old 05-03-2015, 10:41 PM
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Beautiful old photo for restoration practice

I stumbled across this image while searching for something else using Google's Usage Rights Image Search.

I was struck by how beautiful it was, and I've been a fan of Evelyn Nesbit since I saw her played by Elizabeth McGovern in Ragtime.

It's a 24MB tif file from the Library of Congress. I thought you'd like to restore it and attach your results in this thread for everyone to enjoy.

http://cdn.loc.gov/master/pnp/ggbain/13900/13969u.tif
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:10 PM
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Re: Beautiful old photo for restoration practice

A play ..

Cheers.
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:09 PM
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Re: Beautiful old photo for restoration practice

That's a beautiful image Doug! Thanks for posting it here!
Gary did a great job on that one.

I've got to spend more time on the video and try that technique on this image... it is quite lovely!
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:12 AM
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Re: Beautiful old photo for restoration practice

A beautiful photo and a tough restore. I found that copying the layer and using the multiply blending mode brought back a lot of pleasing contrast. After that, I went through this photo twice. On the first pass I used the various healing brush tools and the clone tool to get ride of the "big spots." The next time around I copied that layer and used a fairly strong median blur filter with a layer mask and worked on the mask to remove some of the other spots.

There are numerous spots left but I didn't want to blur the important parts of the image.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:31 AM
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Re: Beautiful old photo for restoration practice

Beautiful job.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:28 AM
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Re: Beautiful old photo for restoration practice

Belated effort with muted colours Thank you for posting the image Doug.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:01 AM
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patsym, beautiful
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:43 AM
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Re: Beautiful old photo for restoration practice

Thank you Phil, it was a great Image to work on and great practise

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