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Old 10-26-2006, 02:04 AM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Thanks for the great tutorial! I followed along using Elements 2 with added tools! Learned alot and now I am going to try on one of my really faded family shots!

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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Great tutorial, Ken! Good job!!
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:18 PM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

This was a great tutorial, thank you thank you.
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Originally Posted by Cameraken
Every photo is different and the steps to a good restoration can vary from image to image. But there are some basic steps which tend to help in many cases.
The tutorial introduces the method of adjusting the RGB levels separately. This method is used for ‘squeezing’ extra detail out of a damaged image.

The tutorial was written using Photoshop7 but should translate easily to other versions.
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Cameraken
Every photo is different and the steps to a good restoration can vary from image to image. But there are some basic steps which tend to help in many cases.
The tutorial introduces the method of adjusting the RGB levels separately. This method is used for ‘squeezing’ extra detail out of a damaged image.

The tutorial was written using Photoshop7 but should translate easily to other versions.
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Hi Cameraken, this tutorial is very good. The only problem I am having is when I get to the part were you say 'Alt click ‘Add Layer Mask’. This adds a hide all black mask and hides the layer. Now just paint over the marks with a white brush on the layer mask.
I dont know how to do this please can you explain? Im using PS CS

Regards Micky
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:06 AM
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Hello Camraken, I am having problems at the end of the tutorial when you say...
Alt click ‘Add Layer Mask’. This adds a hide all black mask and hides the layer. Now just paint over the marks with a white brush on the layer mask.

I cant do this, please can you explain.

Regards Micky

ps What the weather like in Preston today?
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:37 AM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Thanks,

I understand most what you saying but when I get near of the the end of the tutorial were it says ‘Add Layer Mask’ and you get a layer that is black to work on with a soft brush, I dont get this even though I see a black mask in the layors palete. How do I work on it? I completed the tutorial to this point perfect and then cant finish it.

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:08 AM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Hi mickyhovis,

Chose a white brush and paint white on the black mask. It will reveal that part of the layer where you have painted white on the mask.

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Hello Camraken, I am having problems at the end of the tutorial when you say...
Alt click ‘Add Layer Mask’. This adds a hide all black mask and hides the layer. Now just paint over the marks with a white brush on the layer mask.
Good luck,
Bill
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:30 PM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Hi.

Thank you everyone, for you kind comments. I am pleased you are finding this tutorial useful.

Hi Micky

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Alt click ‘Add Layer Mask’. This adds a hide all black mask and hides the layer. Now just paint over the marks with a white brush on the layer mask
Please see the pictures below. Notice the border around the layer mask in Picture 5. This border tells us if we are painting on the image or on the mask. The border is turned on or off by clicking the image or the mask in the layers palette.

It may help to work through this excellent tutorial by Flora

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=166

And this one by Vikki is identical to how I used it

http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=63


Hope this helps. Please let me know if you are still having any problems.
I am using PS7. I think the method is the same in CS.


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Old 02-17-2007, 01:10 PM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Great tutorial, I have now tried it several times and learnt a great deal many thanks Ken...
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:07 AM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

I'd love to see this tutorial, but I can't find a link to it.
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