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    this is my first attempt at photo restoration. I've had this old tintype of my 3rd-great grandmother, and I've been wanting to work on it for years, so I finally gave it a go. How did I do? Anything I could do differently or better?

    click here

  • #2
    Re: First attempt at restoration

    Gorgeous! She has beautiful hands.

    I love how you kept her true quality.
    Very professional.

    How long did it take you?
    What were the general steps you used to achieve the results?

    I may have kept the ring on the right hand.
    She may be wearing a ring on the other also.
    Or not.

    You may want to have color rendering of your restoration.
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    aartist
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    Last edited by aartist; 11-17-2009, 05:20 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: First attempt at restoration

      Wow...that is awesome. Really lovely job. yes, how long did that take?

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      • #4
        Re: First attempt at restoration

        Great job at color rendering! I thought the ring was a mar. I'll have to take a closer look at the original. It would be her wedding band as tintypes are reversed. Not sure how long it took. I've worked on it off & on for the past month. I copied the tintype with cross polarizeing filters. The before photo is without the filters and they helped alot. I used the blue channel to get the detail mainly in the dress. I made a blurred pattern of it and used the pattern clone stamp set to darken to get rid of a lot of the white marks. Used the highpass/gaussian blur to add shape to the face & dress.

        Later: I did look closer and that is a ring. I'll have to go back and put it back!
        csuebele
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        Last edited by csuebele; 11-17-2009, 06:12 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: First attempt at restoration

          Absolutely awesome job.

          When doing restoration, it's sometimes amazing what you will see in the details.
          I found the little detail gem in your great-great-grandmother's "bell" ear rings.

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          • #6
            Re: First attempt at restoration

            Chuck,
            I would agree, you did an excellent job. The final contrast and tint are very nice.

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            • #7
              Re: First attempt at restoration

              Originally posted by aartist View Post
              Absolutely awesome job.

              When doing restoration, it's sometimes amazing what you will see in the details.
              I found the little detail gem in your great-great-grandmother's "bell" ear rings.
              Originally posted by TommyO View Post
              Chuck,
              I would agree, you did an excellent job. The final contrast and tint are very nice.
              Thanks! I too really like those bell earrings.

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              • #8
                First attempt at restoration

                Very Good job!
                I would put the skin tones in also, if you are going to add the cheek color.

                Here is an idea of what I mean.
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                • #9
                  Re: First attempt at restoration

                  Originally posted by Cupcake View Post
                  Very Good job!
                  I would put the skin tones in also, if you are going to add the cheek color.

                  Here is an idea of what I mean.
                  Thanks, very nice!

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