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Author Topic: The Graduate  (Read 1277 times)

Offline rsvadnie

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The Graduate
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:56:26 AM »
Okie dokie, working on a new restore. I actually lucked out because there are two similar photos: one of her, and one a relative (?) wearing the same type of graduation gown. It's a slow go and I'm focusing on her face at the moment; I was working on her lips, but decided to come back to them later. I can't sample the lips from her other photo so I need to reconstruct that differently.

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« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 08:40:57 AM by Tess (Tassie D) »

Offline Lynnya

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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 03:49:21 PM »
Lookin mighty good so far.. good luck
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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 08:16:28 PM »
Thanks for sharing and good luck with another challenging one!

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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 10:50:13 PM »
Well I am dealing with the same lady and with similar color problems.  Is the background neutral gray?  Probably not.  I took your photo and just used photoshops auto color and this is what I got.   A little less yellow in this version.  Just a fyi.

« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 08:41:12 AM by Tess (Tassie D) »
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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 03:04:48 AM »
What a challenge! 
I like your repairs so far and I also like the skin tone on Phil's version.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 09:54:55 AM by Hannie »
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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 06:43:20 AM »
I copied the image, changed mode to cmyk and took some yellow out. Background looks brownish?


« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 08:41:25 AM by Tess (Tassie D) »
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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 09:55:59 AM »
Yes it does.
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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 09:39:48 AM »
When I dial in super close to the areas least touched by damage it looks like a warm/neutral gray tone for the background. Still plugging away. This is one of those bit-by-bit, mask-by-mask projects. :) I'm putting on a big pot of coffee.  :up2:

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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 09:46:07 AM »
That coffee should do the trick rsvadnie!
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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 02:31:54 PM »
That coffee should do the trick rsvadnie!



« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 08:41:47 AM by Tess (Tassie D) »

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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 07:20:48 AM »
That coffee should do the trick rsvadnie!




*SHOTGUN THAT COFFEE!!!*

I'm alive! I'm still working on the Graduate. It's been a tough one since most of the damage meant a lot of reconstructing from other elements. So ... this latest update still has a lot of things left to do. I've got patches to blend in and color adjust; I need to fix the lock of hair on the left, her lips, and a couple of spots on the face; still need to add in shadows to make everything look natural; the background color.



I pieced the gown and cap together from pieces of a relative's (?) photo with a similar gown. Most of the sleeves and the tassel are from stock photos. It took a long time, and A LOT of staring at the blue channel, to figure out that she had a white color showing (I think that was standard for women at some graduations, while men wore ties; googled it to be sure XD). I got sample textures of a satin type fabric and filled in with that.

I also broke down and bought a graphics tablet. I had one years ago for digital art but exclusively used a mouse with Photoshop work. Why. Did I not. Do this sooner?! Got a nice 10 x 6 for $60 on Amazon and it's made my work so much easier. Sometimes I am too stubborn for my own good.

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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2018, 09:08:20 AM »
Looks good on my tiny phone  :up:
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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2018, 12:00:40 PM »
Looking on my big screen looks mighty good too.. do you think her eyebrows are a tinsey bit heavy.. or not... great job on the gown  :up: :up: :up:
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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2018, 05:13:41 PM »
Wowzir! Might need some of that coffee you drink! On her lip and just above her lip is a spot? Beautiful work.

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Re: The Graduate
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2018, 06:38:32 PM »
She's coming along great!  :up:
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