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Before/After Restoration CC!!

 
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Apr 01, 2010 22:37 |  #1

Client gave me a 20+yr old passport size photo to restore and she wanted it printed at 8x10. I'd like to know what else can be done to improve the edit before printing.

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Apr 01, 2010 22:38 |  #2

The repair work is flawless...

At least on my monitor, I think it could use just a little more contrast and maybe drop the black level just a tad.

Really super work by you!


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Apr 01, 2010 22:45 |  #3

I just pulled it on my PC, and adjusted historogram in on each end and it took away a bit of the washed out looks. But I must say great job!




  
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Apr 01, 2010 23:15 |  #4

I'm no expert, but I would classify that as art. Very impressive work. If your client hasn't seen it yet, I'm quite sure he/she will be ecstatic.


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Apr 01, 2010 23:18 |  #5

I've seen similar jobs elsewhere and yours is certainly no less impressive - nice work! Must have taken quite a while. A quick summary of the techniques used perhaps? I'd say it's ready to ship, looks superb.


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Apr 01, 2010 23:27 |  #6

thanks all. first time doing a restoration, and i underestimated the time it would have taken, close to 10hrs i'd say. i use general tools used in retouching, healing brush, cloning, dodge/burn, painting, gradient for bg. i think thats about it.


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Apr 02, 2010 01:19 |  #7

I think I'll send you some of my old prints! This is great. When I try this you can "see the join"




  
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Apr 02, 2010 02:56 |  #8

Good work - that is genuinely impressive.


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Apr 02, 2010 03:09 |  #9

Teach me O-Great-One!


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Apr 02, 2010 05:07 |  #10

The difference is truly striking!

I actually sort of wish someone would ask me to restore a photo. I imagine a feeling somewhere between the satisfaction of cleaning and scratching an itch. Or, when someone writes on a whiteboard and doesn't erase it completely, and then you want to erase it for them...perhaps I'm a little too OCD.


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Apr 02, 2010 09:59 |  #11

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #9917318 (external link)
The repair work is flawless...

At least on my monitor, I think it could use just a little more contrast and maybe drop the black level just a tad.

Really super work by you!

Agree with Jay.amazing job!


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Apr 02, 2010 11:47 |  #12

Great, great, great! Must have been pretty tedious but, as others have said, it looks flawless. Really nice work!


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Apr 02, 2010 18:08 |  #13

Wow. Very impressive restoration. I've tried a few restoration in the past and failed miserably.

So, my hats off to you.


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Apr 02, 2010 18:26 |  #14

Great job have done a few myself but nowhere near that bad an original.
If you dont mind a little cc i would have concentrated on the eyes more or should i say the glasses,the lines above her right eye and the line to the top left of her left eye.other than that superb.




  
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Apr 02, 2010 19:42 as a reply to  @ butugly's post |  #15

This might help :cool:


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