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This is one of the pictures that I have been restoring. The paper was very textured, and the scan was a copy of a copy, so I didn't have very good information to work with. I think it was taken in the 1930's.

I am pleased with how it turned out so thought I would share with my cyber friends. Wink

**This is not for votes, but comments are welcomed.** Smile

I just realized I need to work on her ear some more.

Edit: I added a varient after working on it a bit more.

Title:Restoration
Username:LisaRose LisaRose
Uploaded:2 Oct 2008 - 9:13 PM
Tags:Portraits / people
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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2008 - 9:15 PM

Must say a fine job well done. - gary

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LisaRose
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2 Oct 2008 - 9:17 PM

Thank you Smile

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84360 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2008 - 9:21 PM

You have done a good job - it's not easy to restore some of these old shots! I can see the area you mean on her ear, but it looks fuzzy on the original too, what will you do? A little burning, or clone the hair a little lower?

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LisaRose
LisaRose e2 Member 8172 forum postsLisaRose vcard United States4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2008 - 9:35 PM

Thanks Karen, I am not sure yet. I will probably have to be looking at an ear so I can lightly burn in the basic shape. The original is to damaged.

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Briwooly
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2 Oct 2008 - 9:37 PM

Nice work Lisa

Brian........................

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2008 - 9:38 PM

I think you've done this very well, and it's a super portrait.
Chris

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2008 - 9:44 PM

Well done. I have no doubt you have put a lot of work in to this.

Nigel

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bayleaf
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2 Oct 2008 - 9:45 PM

Wow. Well done.

John.

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KBan
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2 Oct 2008 - 9:51 PM

excellent restoration Lisa
keith

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LisaRose
LisaRose e2 Member 8172 forum postsLisaRose vcard United States4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2008 - 9:53 PM

Thank you Everyone...and yes I have put a lot of work into this, but it is something I love to do so it doesn't feel like work. Smile

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Photogene
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2 Oct 2008 - 10:06 PM

I think you've done a wonderful job restoring this image, very well done Lisa.

Richard

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LisaRose
LisaRose e2 Member 8172 forum postsLisaRose vcard United States4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2008 - 10:10 PM

Thank you Richard.

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2008 - 10:11 PM

This sort of work is a lot more difficult than it looks and the hardest thing is retaining the feel of the original. I think you have done that splendidly here. Congratulations.

Eric

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 798 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2008 - 10:20 PM

Great restoration, you have done a good job, have you tried cloning some of the marks on her forehead, nose and ear using a soft brush at aprox 50%,
Sylvia

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LisaRose
LisaRose e2 Member 8172 forum postsLisaRose vcard United States4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2008 - 10:25 PM

Thank you Eric, and Sylvia. Yes, Sylvia I have. The whole image was covered in stripes and spots. It has been quite a challenge, I am still working on refining it. Thanks so much for the suggestion. Smile

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Pegon
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2 Oct 2008 - 10:33 PM

You've done a great job Lisa.
Pete.

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banehawi
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2 Oct 2008 - 11:10 PM

Good work.

W

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LisaRose
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3 Oct 2008 - 12:00 AM

Thank you Smile

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TyChee
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3 Oct 2008 - 3:39 AM

Very nice work.
Ty

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 6:58 AM

Excellent restoration Lisa. Carol

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LisaRose
LisaRose e2 Member 8172 forum postsLisaRose vcard United States4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 7:18 AM

Thank you Everyone, your comments are very much appreciated. Smile

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videotec
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3 Oct 2008 - 5:11 PM

Superb restoration--Well Done
Pete

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LisaRose
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4 Oct 2008 - 7:36 AM

Thanks Pete.

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2008 - 8:13 AM

The work you have done is very pleasing and I feel that you have gone as far as you should so as to retain the 1930's style of photography we associate with that era.

Rock

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dawnmichelle
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4 Oct 2008 - 6:26 PM

excellent work ... lovely image

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uggyy
uggyy e2 Member 92104 forum postsuggyy vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 12:37 AM

very well worked, something I like to do as well Smile it can be very rewarding..

Tommy

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chuckspics
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5 Oct 2008 - 4:39 PM

Its a great job youve done for a friend, to top it off an antique 30"s frame and its been nailed to perfection, Chuck

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 11:32 PM

So pleased you put this up Lisa...it's fantastic the work you have done & the results you have achieved.
It's encouraging me to carry on with some work I started on some photos of my grandparents from the 1930's.
Hilary

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LisaRose
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5 Oct 2008 - 11:52 PM

Thank you Everyone Smile

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6 Oct 2008 - 8:06 AM

Your PS skills are getting better nice work. Dave

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KKmoments
KKmoments e2 Member 8KKmoments vcard United Kingdom
7 Oct 2008 - 8:44 PM

Amazing transformation ... I've read it can be done but this is the first i've seen done from a copy of a copy.... well done on your ps skills ... Karen Smile

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franfoto
franfoto e2 Member 7franfoto vcard England32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2008 - 12:40 AM

I've done a fair amount of restoration work so know how time consuming a tedious it can be. You have done a really good job on this one as the before and after shows. The variant just finishes it off beautifully. well done Lisa.
Fran

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tigertimb
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9 Oct 2008 - 8:50 AM

Very impressed with all the work you've put into this and the amazing end result which retains the feel of the original and now won't fade.
Hmmm, you've now put me in mind for a christmas present for my parents as I have a box full of old family portraits
Tim

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9 Oct 2008 - 10:26 AM


Quote: This sort of work is a lot more difficult than it looks and the hardest thing is retaining the feel of the original. I think you have done that splendidly here. Congratulations.

Eric

Totally agree with Eric. Well done
Dave Smile

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9 Oct 2008 - 8:45 PM

I've done quite a bit of this sort of thing myself Lisa, and I know how difficult it can be. You've done a great job. Here's a tip for restoring parts that are missing in a photo, such as the ear in yours; put up another photo which is similar, and clone a part from it, it really helps. Also, the gap in the hair on the left in this one draws attention away from the face; I'd fill it in, but I'd also keep this copy as it is.

Cheers,
Denny

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LisaRose
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9 Oct 2008 - 8:55 PM

Thanks Everyone Smile

Great ideas Denny, I appreciate it.

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11 Oct 2008 - 9:43 AM

good work

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2008 - 11:21 PM

Well I think you have done a super job here Lisa, well done.
Geoff.

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maratsuikka
18 Oct 2008 - 7:36 AM

i cant see version,you have great pf

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PatrickSmith
PatrickSmith e2 Member 91205 forum postsPatrickSmith vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 5:20 AM

This is quite impressive. I had not noticed the work around the ear until you mentioned it and I could flip back and forth. I really like the version feature for this exect reason.

Patrick

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EllieEdge
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11 Nov 2008 - 6:46 PM

Great work.
I have a book on the subject that I haven't had time to dig into yet but amazon has a "look inside" for it so unless you have got this book already you might be interested.
It is called Digital restoration from start to finish.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywor...

- Ellie

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LisaRose
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14 Nov 2008 - 7:52 PM

Thank you Ellie, I do have that book, it is a good one. Smile

Lisa

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ChrisOs
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11 Dec 2008 - 4:12 PM

Good work. That was quite a challenge.
Chris

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stuart davies
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28 Jan 2009 - 1:16 AM

Hi Lisa, Hope you like my mods. I've been doing retouching work since 1988. Just ask if you need any tips. Glad to help.

Stuart

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LisaRose
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28 Jan 2009 - 9:17 PM

Hi Stuart,

Thanks for doing the mod's, they look good, and I just might take you up on that sometime.

Lisa

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C_Daniels
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22 Jul 2009 - 3:25 PM

you've done very well considering the amount of lines, any tips on getting rid of them...?

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