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2 piece Challenge - Large Old Photo

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Old 12-02-2004, 09:52 PM
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2 piece Challenge - Large Old Photo

I guess this forum is where the project belongs. I recently visited my parents while doing a wedding in CA. My mother brought out one of her favorite photos of her dad in a photo with the crew of the Oro Fino Gold mine in the Mother Lode. It's a 20 inch by 8 inch print that has several folds. I had to scan it in two pieces. The files are jpgs but they are still 8 megabytes each. I am going to start work on this project in hopes to get it finished before Christmas when they plan on visiting. It would be great to have some of you working on this at the same time!



http://takeyourbestshot.com/Images/M..._Fino-Left.jpg

http://takeyourbestshot.com/Images/M...Fino-Right.jpg
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Old 12-03-2004, 06:30 AM
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I can see where it would be a favorite photo. It's a great photo of years gone by. This is one that's likely to be way too much for me, but I downloaded it as a challenge for my meager abilities. I'm sure it will probably be after Christmas before I get to work on it, but if I get acceptable results, I'll post it. It certainly would make a great Christmas present. Best of luck.

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Old 12-03-2004, 01:44 PM
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De-Crack

I haven't had much luck with the De-Crack action.... I couldn't see how it was going to get rid of those nasty creases. Can the action be run on a designated area or layer only?

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Old 12-03-2004, 01:46 PM
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Good start!

looks like a good start from what I can see... a little shading etc... nice B&W transition.
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:48 PM
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Methods to your madness?

Are you gonna share what you did? are you cloning or do you have some trade secrets to get you as far as you were able to go? At this point I could just do a bit of frosting on your image and call it good. But I really want to see if I can produce results as good as or better than what you achieved. As Mom would be extremely happy with what you did!!! Nice work! and relatively fast!
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Old 12-05-2004, 11:39 AM
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My Left Side

Had a couple of hours this morning. worked on the left side and have gotten it pretty close outside of general spotting. A lot of tidious work. I was wonder how others handle the cloning - if you do your work on separate layers wo you have more control. The other issue I have noticed is with the smoothing of the texture as opposed to the original texture of the print and film grain. how do you handle that task and get it to match the photo?



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