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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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Very nice Frank,

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

My compliments.
 
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I really appreciate what you have done. Those in the family will really enjoy the fruit of your efforts. That was a great tribute . . .
 
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What a great job Frank I bet they will be thrilled with these and they will definitely make for a nice tribute.
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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?
 
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Sorry about the lip, Turbo, but it wasn't altered in the touchup.

Thanks, Mike.

Nothing but Photoshop, Daniel.
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.
 
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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.
 

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