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Restoring an old photograph.

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Old 10-03-2006, 09:43 AM
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Post Restoring an old photograph.

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 10-03-2006, 03:24 PM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

This is an excellent tutorial. A lot of people neglect these steps because they're unaware of them. Retouching can't be done properly without knowing how to do this, so anyone who's thinking of learning retouching, or correcting scans, or almost anything in ps, learning how to correct scans in this way, or very similarly, will benefit from this tutorial because it will make a huge difference in their results. While almost basic, it's numero uno, imo. Thanks for posting this.

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Old 10-03-2006, 03:48 PM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Great tutorial, Ken.

I've had some experience with adjusting levels, but I learned a lot from the part about the channel mixer. Thank you!
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:56 PM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Clear, detailed, and concise, all that is wanted in a good tutorial, thanks Ken. I'm sure a lot of members will find this informative.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:27 PM
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Thank you, Cameraken!

As has already been mentioned, this is an excellent tutorial. Very well written and presened.


Cheers!
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:38 AM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Well done Cameraken, so easy to follow and understand
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:12 AM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

I like the tutorial... well done!

However, the closeups of the little girl... when you make the point that the amount of detail is different for each channel:

The images, at least to my eye, appear to have so many JPG artifacts that becomes hard to see that point that you were making...

If you could use slightly less compressed images, it would be easier to "see" your point.

Just my 2 cents...

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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 10-04-2006, 08:29 AM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Very nice tutorial; well done.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:18 AM
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Re: Restoring an old photograph.

Great Tutorial, Ken!!
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:36 PM
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Ken -- this is a great tutorial; it is a great starting place for newbies, and a great reminder for not-so-newbies.
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