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Dec 03, 2013 13:45 |  #16

I first blurred the background to attract the attention to the couple.

I then selectively, using the adjustment brush, changed the skin tones using tint and color temp sliders. Then using a different adjustment brush using the saturation and color temp sliders adjusted his jacket and tie. Using again another adjustment brush with saturation and color I adjusted the candles and flower color.

Then adjusted the contrast and clarity globally. I did not want to smooth their skin to give the photo that old photo feel, but you could if you wanted.


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Dec 03, 2013 18:21 |  #17

Thanks again everybody. I am going to keep these notes and see if I can try some things myself as I try and learn.
S.Horton took my original scan and helped me by doing a great job converting it.
Appreciate the advice!


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Dec 03, 2013 18:36 |  #18

Can you post the edit?


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Dec 03, 2013 21:56 |  #19

I vote for the one by Grizz, at least as a starting point, simply because I'm not a fan of keeping the "faded snapshot photo" look, I like the restored skin tones a lot better!


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Dec 04, 2013 07:40 |  #20

Original:

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


Edit in color (bit too saturated, but, it will do) -- If I took a lot more time, I could replace some missing colors. As it is, not bad for a quickie
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO



B/W (to do this right, starting over with that in mind would be best)
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO

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Dec 04, 2013 07:42 |  #21

Sam - thanks for posting the edit.
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Dec 04, 2013 07:57 |  #22

I like the B&W version. I'd still crop it a bit, though. Well done, Sam.


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Dec 04, 2013 08:56 |  #23

^^ Scan is too small, 200 PPI -- if it were cropped, it would not print at even 5x7.

Dan, if you re-scan at 1200 PPI editing could be done which would yield an 8x10. Might not be great, but, you'd have to get pretty close to tell.


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Dec 04, 2013 08:56 |  #24

I'm thinking the same thing, I think my mom (78 years old) will love this at Xmas!


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Dec 04, 2013 09:06 |  #25

Check your scanner, see if you can do 1200 PPI or better. If you can, send that photo over and I'll take another swipe at it.


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Dec 04, 2013 09:27 |  #26

S.Horton wrote in post #16500664 (external link)
^^ Scan is too small, 200 PPI -- if it were cropped, it would not print at even 5x7.

Ah, didn't know that.


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Dec 04, 2013 09:30 |  #27

dansmail26 wrote in post #16499332 (external link)
Thanks again everybody. I am going to keep these notes and see if I can try some things myself as I try and learn.
S.Horton took my original scan and helped me by doing a great job converting it.
Appreciate the advice!

Good job, Horton!


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Dec 04, 2013 09:30 |  #28

^^ The rule of thumb I go by is never print lower than 100 PPI.


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Dec 04, 2013 10:33 |  #29

[QUOTE=S.Horton;165006​64]^^ Scan is too small, 200 PPI -- if it were cropped, it would not print at even 5x7.

Dan, if you re-scan at 1200 PPI editing could be done which would yield an 8x10. Might not be great, but, you'd have to get pretty close to tell.[/

I did it at the highest dpi I could, I have an older scanner. It only works on xp, I keep an old computer downstairs just to scan. I need to pick up a scanner for Win7/8.

A matter of fact, I'll start looking now for a new one, if I can find a good deal. I don't use it very often.


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Dec 04, 2013 11:12 |  #30

^^ visit a FedEx Kinko's, they can do it. ;}


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