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Old 07-16-2007, 09:51 AM
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Where do I start? (Please move to restoration forum)

As you can see I have my work cut out for me. Where do I start? Larger photo now attached. Thanks
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:19 AM
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Re: Where do I start?

Louie, you might start by posting a larger version of the photo. Working or evaluating a 2 inch wide photo is not easy, nor is it fun. If you use Photoshop, use Save for Web to adjust the dimensions and file size (max 100k).
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:10 AM
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Re: Where do I start?

Swampy is correct. To get a quality retouch a larger image will be needed. This is just a quick attempt to give you a little idea of what can be done.

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:29 PM
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Re: Where do I start?

Sweet little thing!
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:01 PM
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Re: Where do I start?

Swampy, I'm sorry for the small pic. I'm new to this. Thanks for the info on resizing. I have attached another one.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:04 PM
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Re: Where do I start?

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Sweet little thing!

That is amazing!!! I wish I would have had the larger image for you to work with. Sorry about that. Swampy told me how to upload a larger image and I did. Now the important question......How did you do that? LOL. Can you point me to some reading material or videos I can get to learn how to restore and retouch like that?
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:47 AM
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Re: Where do I start?

Went back and gave it a second try with the larger picture. Much more detail with which to work. Not sure that the color is correct for the skin, eyes, and hair.


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Old 07-17-2007, 02:09 AM
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Nice work DCobb!

Just a matter of careful cloning Louie and smudging to blend it all in.
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:00 PM
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Ziaphra-

Thank you for your kind remarks.

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Old 07-18-2007, 02:06 AM
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Re: Where do I start?

- cleaning
-red channel lowered brightness & enhanced contrast
-color balance
-hue/saturation
- Portraiture just a bit for smoothing
- and at last high pass filter 1.7 at 42% opacity
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