Whoo hoo! I can see we're going to make HUGE improvements on this one in no time. It's an absolute bear, Hannie. I went through every color space, every channel, color corrected(?), tried the blur. I knew FFT wouldn't work, because it's not a symmetrical pattern. I think it actually IS the imprint of dried mud. I just started patching & cloning. I think I got the bakground by patching a blue I discovered when I was adjusting colors. The hair… fageddaboudit. I've read tutorial after tutorial, read Mary's explanation, gotten samples from her, and it just doesn't happen! Seems as if it should. Just a bunch of squiggly lines for cryin' out loud! NOT!
I'll be interested in seeing how the heck we get this doll ready to go home. I KNOW it can be done. We're all pretty good at this. We're just up against a nigh unto impossible!