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    by Busiboy » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:45 am

    Hey guys,

    Di doesn't have too many photos of her as a baby that have survived, but she has the one linked. It is an old image, with a terrible colour cast over it.

    Just wondering if anyone would like to have a go as trying to bring it back so I can print it out for her, I had a quick play but this is something new to me and I am not familiar with the process too much.


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    http://www.shottphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/1976.jpg
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    by heartyfisher » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:50 pm

    Had a quick go at it.. and it recovers quite well .. however the main issue is the reflection speckles of the photo(esp the top half). Are you able to retake the photo? (with better lighting) or get a proper scan of it?
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    by Mo » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:14 pm

    I too had a quick go. Best to turn it into B and W. I couldnt get the colours right.
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    by Steve Lockyer » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:44 pm

    This is a quick play. Hope it's what your after. Colour is not perfect but I'm sure it never was to begin with.



    link to full file here http://stevelockyer.zenfolio.com/img/v0/p366511162.jpg





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    by Busiboy » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:04 pm

    heartyfisher wrote:Had a quick go at it.. and it recovers quite well .. however the main issue is the reflection speckles of the photo(esp the top half). Are you able to retake the photo? (with better lighting) or get a proper scan of it?


    Hey Hearty,

    Those spots are on the origional, it is a proper scan at 600 Dpi

    It looks like I might have to painstakingly play and clone for each little detail. Thanks for those who have tried so far, I might just steal one of those and go from there :)
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    by Mo » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:57 pm

    *grin* yup it will take a while.. no quick way around it.
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    by jota_au » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:59 pm

    Here is the image with curves readjusted to give it a move natural look.

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    Large Version http://www.lives4design.com/dslr/1976.jpg
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    by Busiboy » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:02 pm

    Having my afternoon thrown into disarray with cancellations, I thought I would give it a bit of a go, some dodgy smoothing techniques seem to have dealt with a bit of it, bit it looks like a no win battle between detail and blemishes. I thought I would post what I have so far.

    Basically,

    multiply multiply multiply, blur, blur blur, desat the red, magentas and other stuff, heal obvious scars and junk

    No idea if I am using good workflow and that is about what I did, might try a different workflow on the same vein, but I think I might be polishing a turd for teh results I dreamed of.

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    by Busiboy » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:04 pm

    Jota, I like yours, great colour recovery there, I should probably try and learn that curves thing one day. . . .
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    by Busiboy » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:09 pm

    Here is something cool,

    I took Jota's, duplicated teh base layer, multiply blending then added a Gaussian Blur, of 23 (:O typo :) ) very cool effect, 87% Opacity

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    by Oneputt » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:26 am

    Given the obvious degradation of the original I think that you guys have done well :D
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    by Busiboy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:41 am

    Oneputt wrote:Given the obvious degradation of the original I think that you guys have done well :D


    Di thinks so as well, she was very happy with the results.
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    by Avalon » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:12 am

    I agree, you've done well, this was a difficult one due to the
    degradation of the colour and the shiny tinsel curtain at the back.
    There is nothing more rewarding to me (and I suspect to Di) than recovering an old family treasure like this.
    Can I suggest cloning out those tiny imperfections on the platform and carpet too before you print it.
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    by Big Pix » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:11 am

    one from me......

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    by shuvro58 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:36 pm

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    It is harder to learn and impliment than just let some professional people who Are Familiar with that for years .. visit:http://www.7photoretouch.com

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