A&P My photo restoration

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  1. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I do a little photo restoration and just finished up a new set and thought I'd post them up... sorry for the "PROOF" watermark, but it was what I had for the client already resized....

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  2. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    :cool: Good job
     
  3. GregFarz78

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    Looks great...just used the clone tool? I really need to dig more into photoshop
     
  4. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    clone tool, healing brush, spot healing brush, paint brush and some selective copying... and layers... lots and lots of layers.
     
  5. skolen

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    Looks good. Makes me want to show off mine.
     
  6. GregFarz78

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    How much did you charge for a job like that?

    I should see if my grandmom has any old photos I can scan and mess around with.
     
  7. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    for the one of the man I charged 50, for the woman, since there was more extensive damage (more than just mold/dust spots) I charged 75. There's also one I didn't show that all she wanted was a crop and reprint.. I charged 35 for that.
     
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    Great stuff and thats a nice improvement while still retaining the original feel of the photos.
     
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    now colorize it :x:
     
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    Just out of curiosity, why did you have to use lots and lots of LAYERS for that? Ive done the same thing to a lot of family pictures and never used LAYERS.

    Im not saying Im doing it the right way or anything. Im just curious why you use them and to what advantage.
     
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    levels != layers

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    fucking shit:doh:I meant layers. :hs:
     
  13. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I do everything in layers... Not just for organization, but it's easier to undo things in layers if I don't like the way one thing worked out, I delete the layer and start over..... lots and lots was an embellishment... I had at least 6 layers on each photo. For example.. on the one of the woman I had

    1 layer for the BG
    1 layer for the chair
    1 layer for her face
    1 layer for her dress
    1 layer for contrast
    1 layer for sharpening

    and on the man I had
    1 for the BG
    1 for his face
    1 for his coat
    1 for contrast
    1 for burning
    1 for dodging.
     
  14. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    first off, you should ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS copy the original layer. secondly, work in different layers so you can easily go back.
     
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    I always just use the history thing :hs:
     
  16. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    Damn, you're lucky. I remember having to do burnt images, ripped/torn images, wet images, etc when I worked in photography.
     
  17. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    ctrl + j is your friend
     
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    id say bump up the contrast on them. i went into photoshop and did that just to see what it looked like and i thought it looked a little better
     
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    Methinks I see nipple.
     
  20. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    Your history can only go back so many times, and you can't go back to it once you close the image... Layers give you the choice of going back if you decide you don't like something you did.
     
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    also you can undo a part if you dont like it while keeping everything else
     
  22. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    That was what I was trying to get at :mamoru: but you picked a much better way to say it :h5:
     
  23. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    i could be wrong, but i think you can save history on CS3.

    i accidently overwrote something the other day, saved it, closed it.

    opened it this morning and i was able to reverse the history to unflatten the image.

    i was stoked.
     
  24. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    Oh wow, that's cool :eek3: I didn't know that
     
  25. GregFarz78

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    yea pretty sure CS3 has history like lightroom does

    So you use the pen tool to outline an area you want to work on and make it a layer of its own? Sorry for the nooblet questions trying to learn something :hs:
     

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