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Family Group 1904

By RosaB
This is a family group from 1904. It shows my Daughter-in-laws grandmother [little girl on left about 8yrs old] and great grand parents and family. So these are my Grandsons great grandmother and great -great grandparents.

V2 is the original as you can see it has been very badly damaged. At present all I have done is cloned out all the scratches and very slightly cropped it to neaten the edges.

I had intended working on it to improve the levels and lighting but if I do this now the cloned areas go darker and look like stains! Can anybody advise? should I have done this before cloning? Help!!
Edit: I have since sorted this problem out myself! It was because I had done the cloning on a new layer. once I had flattened it I could work on it to improve the levels colour etc! We learn from our mistakes!

V3 In this version I have cloned in an eye for the lad at the back left I have also increased the colour of the sepia tone and darkened the highlights.

All opinions,advice and comments very welcome

Tags: Historical Restoration Black and white Digitally manipulated Portraits and people Family group 1904

Voters: Ada, woolybill1, bleuhayes dentist and 20 more

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Ada 13 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 3:17PM
Great Restoration Job so far. well done.
Great job, thank you!
Paree 16 616 3
19 Jan 2008 4:01PM
you have made a wonderful job
its lovely now
the fashions were lovely back then
Photogene 15 176 Wales
19 Jan 2008 6:43PM
Great job removing those scratches, nice work.

RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
19 Jan 2008 7:36PM
Thankyou Richard they are fantastic! I will have to have ago at that and I can see I will have to clone a bit more around the lad at the back's eye as it shows up even more on these!
Photogene 15 176 Wales
19 Jan 2008 9:39PM
You're welcome Rosalie, I thought it was a monocle on that eye, so I manipulated it to look more like one, which is probably why it stands out even more so now Smile

banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
19 Jan 2008 11:31PM
Tried a couple of mods, - not quite as good as Photogenes though.

Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
20 Jan 2008 12:47AM
excellent and fantastic mods too

RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
20 Jan 2008 8:48AM
Your Mods are much better than I could achieve Banehawi. But now I can see what can be done I will have another go!

Never thought of a monocle Richard LOL! It was difficult trying to clone around the eye!
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
21 Jan 2008 10:11AM
I have uploaded version 3. my B&W attempts were no where near as good as Richards!
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 1:04PM
Fabulous work Rosalie. Amazing!
Marilyn x
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
21 Jan 2008 2:22PM
you did a awsome job with the images..
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
21 Jan 2008 4:37PM
V3 is fine, - looks good on the screen.

The eye looks much better now too.

Paree 16 616 3
21 Jan 2008 4:53PM
just looked at the mods
how clever all of you are
they are all lovely
LisaRose 14 172 4 United States
24 Jan 2008 7:12PM
This is a great old photo, enjoyed working on the mod. I forgot to add that I added a sepia photo filter set to "color" at about 65%.


You did a great job taking out the scratches. Smile
LisaRose 14 172 4 United States
25 Jan 2008 5:57AM
Rosa, If you would like detailed info on how I did my second mod. pm me and I will send it to you.

RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
25 Jan 2008 7:57AM
Woooow! 6 mods! How kind and helpful you all are! I do appreciate it

Thankyou Lisa I will try all your suggestions and PM you if I get stuck. I particularly like your 2nd mod [6] because it has brought out so much detail in the faces [as did Richards]

cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2008 11:14AM
good work here Rosa and the mods are are helpful too will upload one shortly
Strobe 14 1.3k United States
25 Jan 2008 9:22PM
Great to see some old images restored and posted.
26 Jan 2008 7:46AM
Fabulous work well done
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
26 Jan 2008 8:38AM
Wow, Rosalie, you have made a superb photo of this one, very well worked and produced. Carol
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
30 Jan 2008 4:51PM
Thanks again for all your kind and helpful comments and Mods
Rock 19 10 2 England
4 Feb 2008 9:48PM
The days of family shots have now gone and we are the losers.

RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
16 Feb 2008 9:16AM
Thankyou Paul for the mod it is amazing what can be done these days!!! Very cleverly done I don't know if I have the necessary skills but i will have ago!
Many thanks again Rosalie!
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
16 Feb 2008 4:56PM
Your welcome Rosaline. Paul
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
21 Feb 2008 5:17PM
you've done a great work here !

those photos are so moving...
Can anyone colour in the stern looking mummy?
Her name was Melinda, (My great Granny). I would love to see what she looked like in colour / real life, thank you.
PS Paulcr, you really made great grandpa look like a real person, its great, thanks.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2237 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2008 2:28PM
What great contributions, this has been a delight to view and read about. Keep up the good work.

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