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Author Topic: Margies Forum Image of 5 Men  (Read 54052 times)

Offline Robert.McLaughlin

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Margies Forum Image of 5 Men
« on: February 11, 2017, 01:15:31 PM »
Here is a second challenge I took from Margie's forum image. Here's the original. I will add images at different steps in the restore.






Here is the "final" art for this restoration. Why do I keep picking these "butt kicker" photos to restore? Next time I'll pick an easy one; well, maybe moderate. ^-^


« Last Edit: April 19, 2018, 09:16:58 PM by Shadow »
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Re: Margies Forum Image of 5 Men
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 01:17:50 PM »
My first step is to apply a Blur: Average to a copy of the original image. This creates a layer which I can apply in color mode to the finished restore to bring it back to the original color cast.


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Re: Margies Forum Image of 5 Men
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 01:19:54 PM »
My next step is to create a desaturated copy of the original photo. Then work on a blank layer above this to do the restoration.


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Re: Margies Forum Image of 5 Men
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2017, 01:26:06 PM »
This is where it starts getting scary. Kinda mucking around in the flotsam and jetsam of a ruined photo with wild pixels floating far and wide. With a little patience I'll get this under control.  :cool:





Here are a few before and after screenshots for this restore:









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Re: Margies Forum Image of 5 Men
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 01:52:53 PM »
Hi Robert Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your work in progress.. great to have you on board. Wow.. this is a toughie.. you are brave :D If you look at the top right of the forum topic on post you'll see "modify" .. if you click on that each time you change something it'll keep it all in one place.. (is that clear as mud?) Wishing you really good luck with this one.. and those flying pixels.  Look forward to seeing your final.
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Re: Margies Forum Image of 5 Men
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 09:00:48 PM »
Good luck with your restore Robert. Look forward to seeing it progress.

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Re: Margies Forum Image of 5 Men
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 07:16:48 AM »
Coming along nicely Robert, thanks for posting your work method.

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Re: Margies Forum Image of 5 Men
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2017, 06:47:15 PM »
Robert, great start on a difficult photo.

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Re: Margies Forum Image of 5 Men
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 07:14:39 PM »
Thanks for the tip!


Hi Robert Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your work in progress.. great to have you on board. Wow.. this is a toughie.. you are brave :D If you look at the top right of the forum topic on post you'll see "modify" .. if you click on that each time you change something it'll keep it all in one place.. (is that clear as mud?) Wishing you really good luck with this one.. and those flying pixels.  Look forward to seeing your final.
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Re: Margies Forum Image of 5 Men
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 10:17:57 AM »
Wow, this was one was really tough.  :D You have brought back so much. What about a little more tweaking of the cheek/jaw area of the first man shown? Maybe slim or shade the area that looks a bit like it's bulging outward?