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    Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    This thread is geared towards the newbies in our forum who are interested in retouching and restoration but everyone is invited to participate.

    Just try restore the image without colorization.

    I hope this can be a learning opportunity for new users and that our more seasoned members will be willing to help with any questions that might crop up.

    Have fun!

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    Re: Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    Great idea, so happy you've made a separate topic to teach us what we need to be doing. Thank You so much

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    Re: Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    Restoration isn't really my thing but I thought I'd have a go at this one, just for grins.
    What I want to know....when do you stop and say good enough? I worked on this until
    I got bored with it and I know a lot isn't right. At what point is it "finished"?


    Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4-stained-jpg
    Following the rules will not get the job done.
    Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules.


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    Re: Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    I've been busy tonight, but here's my progress so far.

    The first thing I did was to duplicate the image. Never work on the original.

    Then I used the Ruler Tool to straighten the image.

    I then used the Rectangular Marquis Tool to make a selection around the subject.
    On a new layer I filled the selection with white to make a template (or you could save the selection). The template or saved selection is so you repeat the exact same rectangle for when your working the inside edges of the photo.
    Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4-screen-shot-2017-02-12-5-32-20-pm-png

    Then I inverted the selection.
    This makes a selection of the border.
    Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4-screen-shot-2017-02-12-5-32-30-pm-png

    I then filled the selection with white.
    Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4-screen-shot-2017-02-12-5-32-47-pm-png

    Since this is a yellowed photograph, I need to restore the image back to it's original black and white format.
    For this I used a Black & White Adjustment layer.
    Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4-screen-shot-2017-02-12-5-39-25-pm-png

    Never work on the image directly.
    I created a new layer and went to work with the Spot Healing Brush Tool.
    Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4-screen-shot-2017-02-12-9-18-07-pm-png

    This is as far as I've gotten at the moment.
    No need to rush.

    Will report back when I have more.

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    Re: Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    Update.

    Mostly using the Spot Healing Brush Tool. A little Clone Stamp Tool and Brush Tool.
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    Re: Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry D View Post
    What I want to know....when do you stop and say good enough? I worked on this until
    I got bored with it and I know a lot isn't right. At what point is it "finished"?
    Sorry Jerry, missed your question.

    We all have a point in which we will settle for the outcome and it's hard to say what that might be for each person. I know it's of little help, but only you know when to call your work done, usually that's when your happy with the end result.

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    Re: Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    Here's mine. I used many of the same tools as IamSam, but also used the patch tool quite a lot. Also, if you look at only the Red channel of the original image, the orange stain is barely visible, so I initially converted the image to B&W using the Red channel to make the stain disappear with almost no effort. Lastly, I decided to completely redraw the background rather than try to clean it up, which entailed making a mask of the subject and adding the background around him.

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    Re: Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    Not quite finished yet but here's what I have so far. I have much more to do here.

    I try to maintain as much of the original texture as possible. I used the Clone Stamp Tool to even out the BG to avoid replacing it.

    This is a screen shot but I'll post the actual image when I'm done.
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    Re: Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    Like Jerry said, when is it done? Without going on to some hi-pass work this is about as far as I want to take it.

    I added two Curves adjustment layers, one dark and one light with conceal all masks. I then used the Brush Tool set to white to "dodge and burn" on the subject and his shirt.

    In restorations, I try not replace the background unless it can't be avoided, they always look Photoshopped. I also added back some of the 'flecked/speckled' original texture to the background using a new layer and a brush that I made just for that purpose. I alternated between a light color and a dark. While I think it could use some more work, I managed to get it somewhat smooth and consistent.
    Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4-screen-shot-2017-02-13-10-03-25-am-png

    I made a Stamped Visible layers copy and converted it to a Smart object.
    I then added an Unsharp Mask to slightly sharpen the details.

    Lastly, I added another Curves adjustment layer and lightened the overall image slightly.
    I think there are some inconsistencies in the skin of the face, but everything I tried to smooth them out started looking Photoshopped.

    I think I will call it done.
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    Re: Photo Retouching/Restoration Practice 4

    @Rich54 @IamSam

    You both did a marvelous restoration-job.

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