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Old 03-07-2005, 08:36 AM
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Restore bad damaged photos

I have been working on a only photograph of my grandad, It's very bad picture really I have managed to bring up the face image but now I am stuck
on to touch up and rebuild it, Can anyone here help me please I feel I have hit a brick wall and unable to go any further. Need help badly I am a user of PSP 7 Please someone help. Many thanks.

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Old 03-07-2005, 09:29 AM
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Hi Barry. Welcome aboard!

You might try noise reduction software like Neat Image and work with the red or green channel. Blue looks especially bad.

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Old 03-07-2005, 02:39 PM
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Hi Duv you say try using "Neat Image" whats that never heard of it? As for colour that I am not bothered about. I can add colour easy enough it's the building of the face I require getting it fixed. Any help I will be forever greatful.

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Old 03-07-2005, 05:27 PM
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Hi Barry,

Neat Image is a noise reduction programme much favoured by many members here.

A free demo version is available from www.neatimage.com click on the download button, and select free demo version.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:11 PM
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Hello again friends I have played with my grandads photo and am now realy stuck Can someone maybe help me please I have tried and tried
to get the image as a pure photograph, So I can colour it, As you can see it looks bland and somewhat strange I feel it needs little work but I am stuck on what to do for the best, Please help, This would be the best birthday photo for my dad who has only this photo of his dad.

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Old 03-11-2005, 07:52 AM
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Well this is a tough one. I used the channel mixer and selected pretty much the red channel. I ran neat image and checked very low frequency which helped a lot. Finally I copied that layer and ran dust and scratches. I used an aggressive setting and used a layer mask and then painted in a few areas. I cloned the white spot out of his hair. At the end I used a levels adjustment layer to increase the contrast
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:05 PM
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Thankyou Phil for your attempt, I see what you have done I still feel it needs alot of work, The right side of face you did looks like a growth what I can fix not a problem, now I wish I could just get it to look like a normal perfect B&w photo, Anybody else fancy a go and seing if they can perfect this picture, After the hours I have worked on it, i am at my teather now
I am willing to pay someone if anyone can help me. Thanks

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Old 03-14-2005, 04:25 PM
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OK had some more fun playing around the best I came up with was this, Any ideas now on how to make it look alittle more realistic? I am now 100% stuck
nothing new LOL. What do you think folks. Any ideas what now i can do.?

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Old 03-15-2005, 06:04 AM
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Well you started off with a really difficult picture. Although there are some things you might try now like blurring the the margins of his hair, and facial outline. Working on his eyes some more and, perhaps, doing something more aggressive with the tie.

Further improvements sort of go into the art category. Like drawing something that isn't on the photograph. I think you have restored that photo as well as it could be. Good Job
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:04 PM
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well I have did some more to it again what do you think!

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