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Old 07-18-2007, 07:56 PM
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1mproving photos

Hi
I am new here and currently using Photoshop CS3. I wish to learn how to remove creases from old black and white photos.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:53 PM
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Re: 1mproving photos

Usually, when something like this is asked, we ask for an example. Could you post an image? This would give everyone here a better understanding of what you are trying to do.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:03 PM
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Re: 1mproving photos

Dear HroadhogD1
Herewith copy of photo
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:46 PM
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Re: 1mproving photos

Welcome to RetouchPRO

Let me start by saying I do this only as a hobby. My first step was to crop the picture and then using CS3 I converted it to black and white (Under the image menu). Next I tried to improve the brightness and contrast. Obviously it is not finished but this will give you a little idea of what can be done.

The tools that I used were the:
-clone tool (set at a low opacity you can build up the effect if desired)
-healing brush
-patch tool
-dodge and burn
-blur

On the background I used the CS3 Quick Select tool and then did a surface blur to try to even out the background. For me it is trial and error. Hopefully some of the experts will be able to better answer your questions.

When you are finished with your work, please post a copy back so we can see the results.

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Old 07-19-2007, 08:29 AM
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Re: 1mproving photos

Hi Ashwood34,

Can't see any quick and easy way of doing this one I'm afraid, it's just a good old fashioned clone job.

I've done a quick job on it to give you some idea, but don't really have enough free time to do it properly.
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:44 PM
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Re: 1mproving photos

Started by experimenting with a new method, at least to me, on a way to use levels as seen here "Restoring an old photograph":
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=255
Used the history tool at multiply to even the image out.. ran it thru "Neat Image".. cloned, healing brush, and painting a lot
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:37 PM
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Re: 1mproving photos

Tnaks to Gary, Granny and DCobb, the touch ups done by you have helped a lot.
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