Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

First try on restore

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • First try on restore

    Hi All,

    My brother sent me this old picture from 1984 and I decided to restore it. I've got some experience with photoshop and mainly for making product photo on eBay.

    I was searching how to restore photos and found this site. I've followed the tutorial to fix this old picture.

    Here is what I've done.

    1. Cropped the image
    2. use clone stamp to fix the eye for the kids at the top
    3. Level RGB
    4. use healing brush to fix the dust and scratch
    5. At this point, the color still not right to me so I use auto level.

    So thats what I've got. The color is still a bit off for me but I can't tell why. It would be great if anyone can point me to the right direction.

    Here is the link to the image

    http://oi60.tinypic.com/14mx2qx.jpg

    Regards

    Alpha

  • #2
    Re: First try on restore

    It's too saturated and too contrasty

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: First try on restore

      Hi, it looks great what you have done so far, well done!

      Doing an Auto Levels can be a good start, what it tends to do is choose what it thinks is the blackest and whitest point in an image and sets that as the black and white point, which gives the contrast. It might look like it does a good job on the colour as well, but often there is still colour left in the blacks and the whites.

      I think this is what has happened in your picture as I can still see some blue in your whites, and a touch too much red in your blacks.

      A good tool you might want to play with is the 'Selective Color'. In the 'Blacks' tab reduce the reds by sliding the reds towards cyan, in the 'Whites' tab take the Yellow towards the blue.

      You may also see that you can play with other channels to help neutralise the colours. For example, it could be nice to add a touch of red into your 'Yellows'.

      Have a play, colour is a tricky thing to get right!

      But you're on the right path :-)

      Good luck!


      __________________________
      http://www.tinyhappypixels.com

      This might take some tweaking to get a more natural look

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: First try on restore

        I think you did a great job!!

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: First try on restore

          Good work. Especially for a first try. You could also try and bring some detail back into the whites by using curves(ctrl + m) in photoshop by placing two pins in the RGB channel.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: First try on restore

            i-Dear, Welcome to RetouchPRO
            Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.
            Poke around, have fun!
            Your off to a good start but it seems that there is more work that could be done... experiment with different adjustment layers till you get what you want in specific places then mask out the rest and go on to a new area to adjust...
            Attached Files

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: First try on restore

              Originally posted by 0lBaldy View Post
              i-Dear, Welcome to RetouchPRO
              Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.
              Poke around, have fun!
              Your off to a good start but it seems that there is more work that could be done... experiment with different adjustment layers till you get what you want in specific places then mask out the rest and go on to a new area to adjust...
              Nice job one bringing the detail back in.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: First try on restore

                Thank you lurch, tinyhappypixels, ThePhotoFixerUK and 0lBaldy for pointing me to the right direction.

                0lBaldy, You did such an amazing job on the photo. I will spend a lot of time to try to achieve that. Thank you very much.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: First try on restore

                  very nice work

                  Comment

                  Related Topics

                  Collapse

                  • James Penner
                    First restore from a slide
                    by James Penner
                    This is my first serious attempt at trying to restore an image like this. The original shot was from a slide, and it seemed very over exposed, faded and colour cast… a great combination to start with.

                    I mostly used a lot of layers to try to even the exposure, bring out the detail and...
                    07-26-2007, 11:20 PM
                  • Peeper
                    Need help with a sun faded picture
                    by Peeper
                    I definitely got in over my head when I offered to do this for my mother in law. I'm hoping someone out there can help me. This picture is 27 years old and it has been discolored by the sun. It has a yellow cast over it, and the color is almost non existent.

                    I've worked with restoring...
                    08-12-2003, 05:07 PM
                  • LookingUp
                    How do I restore clothes?
                    by LookingUp
                    Hello group,
                    How can I correct the clothing, legs and shoes in this photo? There is really nothing to work with to clone. Thank you for your help....
                    12-28-2011, 06:16 AM
                  • tgr1213
                    Severely Faded and damaged image
                    by tgr1213
                    Hello I am new to retouch and relativaly new to restoration.

                    A friend gave me this picture and wanted me to see if i could bring out the girl in the picture. She told me she had blue eyes and was wearing a green dress. I took the original and desaturated it. Then I colored it with...
                    08-02-2005, 03:30 PM
                  • JAYKAT
                    Learning to restore and this is a tough one
                    by JAYKAT
                    I have been working on restoring photos, and when I came across this one of my parents...I got stuck. Any advice would be greatly appreciated ....thank you~

                    Cheers~...
                    05-28-2011, 11:49 PM
                  Working...
                  X