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Old 03-15-2005, 08:48 PM
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Hi Barry.

Personally I think you need to fine tune your second last effort. It left me with a wonderful sweet cold sweat. Seriously though, a little additional burning on his left eye, face, mouth and left hair line plus a little smoothing and High Pass Sharpening, and I think you will have an awesome result.

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Old 03-15-2005, 10:04 PM
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I had a go at your picture, which isn't in too bad of shape considering. My only comment is that the original you posted is way too small in resolution to do much of anything with. If you could post a picture nearer to the 100 kb limit, it would help.

As to your efforts, the colorization on the last one is on the right track. Kudos for your willingness to tackle a difficult job.

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Old 03-16-2005, 12:22 AM
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Good Work Barry.
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Old 03-16-2005, 05:37 AM
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Thanks guys for your kind words, Duv I have had another go at what you said but I keep messing it up cannot get any better myself If you can try for me I would be very greatful Manythanks

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Old 03-16-2005, 09:18 AM
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Actually Barry, if you don't mind, I'm going to flip flop and agree with Janet. I tried to burn in a little more around the hair, left eye and outside of face and slightly darkened with curves. Nice job on the shirt and tie.

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Old 03-16-2005, 10:04 AM
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Thanks Dave I am stll playing around maybe I will master it lol however Im chuffed at what I have accomplished so far. if anyone feel they can get it better please be my guest be intresting to see what others can come up with.. many Thanks

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Old 03-16-2005, 12:16 PM
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Well I tried again. The problem is that the initial photo is so blemished. I was wondering whether you could rescan it. This time though don't use levels initially but copy the layer in screen mode and copy that in overlay. At least try to get an initial scan that doesn't have so many difficulties.

This attempt was fairly aggressive and I used the usual levels, curves, blending modes. Eventually I just painted in the shirt and tie.

Maybe you could send it to Doug and he can list it as one of his famous and frustrating challanges.
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:51 PM
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thanks phil I am happy with face colour on yours I think if mine was same texture it would look lots beter, Did you use psp7 ? if so what did you do to get that efect!

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Old 03-16-2005, 07:41 PM
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I thought that if you can't beat it, join it by adding more noise.

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Old 03-17-2005, 05:25 AM
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No I don't use Paint Shop Pro. Photoshop CS is what I used. I have struggled to learn that application since about '88 or so. About the time I get the damn application under control I have to go back and relearn.

Getting back to your initial scan. The picture of your dad's head is brighter than the initial scan that you posted. That means to me that you increased the brightness and contrast of the initial image. That step may have introduced blotches into the photo. Perhaps you can redo the scan and have a better photo to work with. Thats why I suggested trying other methods. Rescan with no scanner adjustments, open in photoshop, construct an adjustment layer like levels with no adjustments but change the blending mode to screen. Copy that layer and this time try an overlay blending mode. Maybe that will result in a picture that is less grainy and chunky.

Maybe not. I know and good luck.
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