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Offline TheGryphon

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Family Christmas Picture
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:43:01 PM »
This is my first project for OPR, and the first time tackling a picture this damaged. This picture probably falls in between an Easy to Moderate image restore, by the sites definitions.  I know I got some more work to do, but here is my progress so far.  I have focused most of my attention on the right border where most of the damage lies.
Personally I am pretty happy with the progress so far.  I am far from done, I want to see about getting the TV looking better. I am not sure how I am going to tackle the knick knacks on top of the TV and on the shelf above it.   I am open to feedback, I am completely new to doing photo restore on this level.  In the past I just did color correction and maybe fixing some cracks in pictures that were relatively easy to fix, where I knew what it should look like.  That right edge is so destroyed... well it is interesting trying to restore it.


Work in progress, part 1

Work in progress, part 2

Work in progress, part 3
Patrick Feehan

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Offline Mhayes

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Re: Family Christmas Picture
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 10:33:03 PM »
Welcome to the forum Grypton and great job on your first restore. I can't decide if I think the woman's face is a little blown out or not. Will let others weigh in on that one. Your right about the right edge being destroyed, but when you see a photo with the red and yellow streaks, trying going into channels and looking at the blue channel. It will give you a better idea what is on the top shelf.

Good work and hope to see you again on the forum.

"carpe diem"

Margie Hayes
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Re: Family Christmas Picture
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 05:29:28 AM »
Great job Patrick, congratulations on your first OPR restore!

I agree with Margie that the lady's face is a tad blown out.  That is easily fixed with a Curves layer, White dropper on the boys shoe.

She also looks a little pale now than in the original and you could fix that by finding a warmer balance, you can try out different neutral spots in the background using a new Curves layer and the Gray dropper.

On more pick, well not really a pick but more a suggestion.   :)
When you post your work in progress it is easier for volunteers to to view only the original photo and the last version of your work. 

« Last Edit: September 08, 2017, 09:09:26 AM by Hannie »
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Offline Shadow

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Re: Family Christmas Picture
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 08:02:24 AM »
Hi Patrick. Good to see you here. Agree with Hannie and Margie on the lady's face. Hannie's tips will take care of that. You've come a long way on this one. Will watch for your next WIP

Offline Bambi

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Re: Family Christmas Picture
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 05:10:02 PM »
Excellent work so far. So glad you're sharing your work in progress with us.

Offline Mike S.

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Re: Family Christmas Picture
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 10:17:07 AM »
Thanks for Posting on the Forum Patrick,

Good work so far.

Mike S.