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    Hi, can anybody help me with this photo? It has been partially masked by a frame and has slipped inside the frame.
    I have photoshop cs5.
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  • #2
    Re: restore badly faded color photo

    dvd33, Welcome to RetouchPRO
    Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.
    Poke around, have fun!

    This is about 13 masked Multiply layers with a tiny bit of coloring added and a few color corrections... I am sure yours will look a lot better using your high resolution copy which is not so pixelated as this sample....

    This tutorial "Getting the Ring Out" may also help some

    Sorry, I failed on the toy!
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    • #3
      Re: restore badly faded color photo

      Hi

      Originally posted by 0lBaldy View Post
      This is about 13 masked Multiply layers with a tiny bit of coloring
      Great Job
      Image > Adjust > Equalize may have saved a few layers.


      Originally posted by 0lBaldy View Post
      Sorry, I failed on the toy!
      The detail is almost all gone but it looks like a Cabbage Patch Kid


      Regards

      Ken

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      • #4
        Re: restore badly faded color photo

        LOL ! Thanks Ken,... Just tried it and yeppers worked wonders... saved loads!!

        Now if I can just remember to try it first !

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        • #5
          Re: restore badly faded color photo

          thats awesome work ! wish i knew u before! i had to send my images to a professional company !

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          • #6
            Re: restore badly faded color photo

            MMMM K, Waiting for the other shoe to drop...

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            • #7
              Re: restore badly faded color photo

              Yep, a lot can be done here. I won't put any time into it as the JPEG-compression makes it impossible to get a nice result.

              If you scan to a lossless format (like TIFF or PNG), in 16 bits per channel (48 bit), and make sure no colors are clipping, then A LOT more can be done. So if you sent the original to a professional company I'm sure they will give you good results.

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              • #8
                Re: restore badly faded color photo

                Those faded slips are the most fun images to work with http://www.image-restore.co.uk/blog/...ur-fade-image/ once such example here with a short description of the process used.

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                • #9
                  Re: restore badly faded color photo

                  we can use the original photo with dropbox and yahoo now no size limit anymore..

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