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Retouching

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by Uncle Frank, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Bud, my daughter-in-law's grandpa, passed away earlier this week. She's trying to pull together a slideshow celebrating his life, and asked if I could help her clean up some image files she had scanned. I spent a few hours with vintage images... something I always enjoy doing, but this time with a purpose. I didn't do anything heroic... just cropping, cloning, wb and contrast adjustments..

    Here are a few before and afters. I hope you can tell which is which :redface:.

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    You did good, Bud. Rest in peace.

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  2. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Very nice Frank,

    simple, clean, elegant, and best of all your final result looks real and appropriate for the era. Well done!

    My compliments.
     
  3. Nice job Uncle Frank - you have given those photos a new lease of life
     
  4. Wade and Phil, thanks for the encouraging feedback!
     
  5. waltuba

    waltuba

    Oct 14, 2005
    Windsor, Co
    I really appreciate what you have done. Those in the family will really enjoy the fruit of your efforts. That was a great tribute . . .
     
  6. Thanks, Walt. We have met a few times, and he's my grandbaby's great grandpa, so I felt connected.
     
  7. Looks like you've done a great job. Equal to most of the professional retouchers I've seen online. Nice work.
     
  8. lr0868

    lr0868

    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    What a great job Frank I bet they will be thrilled with these and they will definitely make for a nice tribute.
     
  9. Wow, that's very nice of you, Mike. I won't let my wife read it, or she'll have me applying for work as a retoucher.

    Thanks for the encouragement, Lisa. I hope the pictures help them celebrate Bud's life, and brings them some comfort.
     
  10. extreamly well done

    my only nit is the first pic you post the womans bottom lip looks really over saturated(or somthing) in the touched up picture for me, it bothers me and looks " fake"

    just MHO

    other wise very nice
     
  11. Excellent work Frank!

    Mike
     
  12. dmisc

    dmisc

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    Jun 28, 2008
    California
    Very nice work. They came out great. I am very impressed on how well they turned out after the touchup.

    Did you just use photoshop?
     
  13. Sorry about the lip, Turbo, but it wasn't altered in the touchup.

    Thanks, Mike.

    Nothing but Photoshop, Daniel.
     
  14. ah its fine was just pointing out what i noticed thats all
     
  15. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Well done............I like touching up old photo's as well.
     
  16. Way to go Frank, a good job and a great service by doing it.
     
  17. alanlock

    alanlock

    18
    Nov 14, 2007
    Scotland
    I kind of agree with Turbo on the lip now that he pointed it out. But hey, overall, absoutely fantastic work here Frank. A lovely way to use your skills and preserve memories of family.
     
  18. Thanks, Mark, Gordon, and Alan!

    I used ordinary tools/techniques for these, with the exception of this restoration.

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    After I restored the image, there was no color at all on the child, so I hand painted him using multiple selective layers of the hue/sat tool. I've never done that before, and I'm pleased that my first attempt at a new technique worked out.
     
  19. Frank

    These restorations are great.....

    Elliot
     
  20. jeffjenkins1

    jeffjenkins1

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    Apr 6, 2009
    Akron, OH
    Nice job!

    Jeff
     
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