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  • This is a severely damaged photo. Any point?

    Hello there, I posted this in the Image Help section and someone suggested I post it elsewhere to see if I can get any good tips.

    This picture (sort of) made it through Katrina. I'm attempting to restore it for a family friend because it is the last picture they have of their sister.

    I've worked on this a few days now and sadly the end results are a little embarrassing. From more experienced members, is there any point in trying to fix this? Any advice, or tips on what to do?

    I worked on some of the beads in the second photo, but from there I'm not sure where to start. I'm not a beginner, but I don't do this sort of work often and I've never dealt with an image this damaged.

    Any help or advice would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read.


    The original:
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...abysusiev1.jpg

    Where I've tweaked the beads:
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...abysusiev2.jpg
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    Last edited by rainbowcarnage; 08-11-2008, 11:53 PM.

  • #2
    Re: This is a severely damaged photo. Any point?

    sorry, but i dont see the image, just a lot of photobucket junk.

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    • #3
      Re: This is a severely damaged photo. Any point?

      Originally posted by Kraellin View Post
      sorry, but i dont see the image, just a lot of photobucket junk.


      Sorry about that. Both the links should work now, and I uploaded them to the site.

      Thanks for trying to look anyway.

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      • #4
        Re: This is a severely damaged photo. Any point?

        ok. thanks

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        • #5
          Re: This is a severely damaged photo. Any point?

          Hello Craig !

          One question? Do you have the original photo? If so make a scanned copy of the photo and then post it again.

          snova98

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          • #6
            Re: This is a severely damaged photo. Any point?

            hi snova98.

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            • #7
              Probably never will look like new, BUT quite a bit could be improved. Main tool to learn here is the cloaning tool which will take a good deal of practice to really master.

              Long ago I taught photoshop classes and here are a few photos I had everyone work on. That clone tool really does take awhile to learn but once you do it's amazing.
              Here, have a look.
              http://artmakersworlds.com/photoretouch.shtml

              Hard to "show" you on a forum post.... but basically you select a sample area, put your curser over a good spot, option click. Then with a fuzzy brush go to the spot you want to fill in. Say some white dot. Your basically applying color from the sampled spot onto the bad spot.

              WHOLE lot of clicking and resampling, resizing of the brush, lots of practice.

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