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Offline levb

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My first difficult image
« on: April 06, 2017, 02:19:57 AM »
At least I think it counts as difficult...



What should I do to make the face and arms more realistic?

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Re: My first difficult image
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 06:38:50 AM »
Hi Lev,

Your repairs look great, the table is visible once again.
Definitely difficult restore, lots of detail gone from the boy's face and arms.

Perhaps you can use the original face instead of what you have now and add some skin color and add a slight burn?
It won't look like new but better than the original was, no?

Hannie


« Last Edit: April 14, 2018, 07:10:19 PM by Tess (Tassie D) »
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Re: My first difficult image
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 03:27:34 PM »
Hi Lev, Tough one for sure. You've come a long way. Second Hannie's tip. Good luck. Look forward to your WIP.

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Re: My first difficult image
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 03:03:37 PM »
Hi Lev.. brave one are you :cool:  I second Hannie's suggestion.. I think the muted tones of the original look pretty good actually... I would go with that and use Hannie's fix..
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Offline Katreester

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Re: My first difficult image
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 04:49:36 PM »
Just a thought...if you haven't finished yet...Sometimes I will put a copy of the original on a layer above the one I'm working on and change the transparency. On this example it is 60%. Sometimes it helps.

« Last Edit: April 14, 2018, 07:10:43 PM by Tess (Tassie D) »

Offline JulieNicoleD

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Re: My first difficult image
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 09:16:10 PM »
Katreester, that is a great idea! I think that definitely helps to make it look more natural.

Offline jesterjeni

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Re: My first difficult image
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 09:29:58 AM »
this probably already went home, but I got some new software and wanted to try any how
this was my result-
« Last Edit: April 14, 2018, 07:10:53 PM by Tess (Tassie D) »

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Re: My first difficult image
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 11:35:46 AM »
This is something I do when dealing with body parts that are almost no existent. Keep a folder of stock images of people. As problems come up, search for images that have a body part or texture you can use. Some retouching I have done in the past was completed by using bits and pieces  from a over a dozen different images. If you can find real images to use, the end results will be less painterly. Of course not every restoration can be a successful Frankenstein. I thought you did good with what you had, the image was so faded that there was not a lot of information to go on.

Offline Mhayes

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Re: My first difficult image
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 02:33:26 PM »
I agree a difficult one and I like Hannie's the best.
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