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Author Topic: Young women in the studio  (Read 418 times)

Offline Jo Ann Snover

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Young women in the studio
« on: May 22, 2019, 06:43:43 PM »
My latest restore is a lovely old studio shot of two young women with lots of spotty mold damage and some fading. In addition to knowing if I missed anything, I'd appreciate any feedback on the choices about the card on which the photo was mounted (filled it in even though I think it was originally a rounded corner); border of photo (I fixed the turned down corner and dirt around the paper,  but left the crooked bottom); color - I made it a very slight sepia but it could be monochrome.


 

Just for comparison (given the requests for something smoother on a prior restore) here's something that has had its roughness smoothed out. I don't like it, but could upload both and let someone else make the call. Any thoughts?


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Offline Candice

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Re: Young women in the studio
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 10:05:15 PM »
I actually prefer the 1st picture, Jo. The smoother one is a little blurry and takes away from the details.  However, I was playing with it and overlaid the smoother pic over the other and then brought down the fill to about 48%.  It isn't as crisp as the first but neither is it as fuzzy as the other.   I also lightened the shadows on the left woman's right eye just a tad.

These are great old pictures.  I love the work you are doing!   :up:


« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 10:11:19 PM by Candice »
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Offline Jo Ann Snover

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Re: Young women in the studio
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 12:21:01 AM »
Thanks for the feedback. Here's what I've submitted (but if there's more suggestions, I can always submit another version)



I used a different method to smooth things out, masked the layer (to keep important details) and reduced the opacity (to about 60%). I think it's a reasonable middle ground

I did lighten that eye a little too.
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Offline Lynnya

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Re: Young women in the studio
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 08:35:40 AM »
Looks great to me.. it's hard to know how far to go with these oldies.. well for me it is.. it's not really my forte... I do love to see the work done on them tho.  :up: :up:
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Offline Candice

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Re: Young women in the studio
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 11:04:59 AM »
The family will be thrilled with your restoration!   :)
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Offline Mhayes

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Re: Young women in the studio
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 11:47:14 PM »
Beautiful. I think it very much kept the look of the period.
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Re: Young women in the studio
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 10:24:09 AM »
Wonderful restore Jo Ann.  :up:

Offline Marydh

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Re: Young women in the studio
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 06:53:37 PM »
SO good Jo Ann.