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Would like advice please trying to salvage damaged B&W negatives


photoscoo

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Yes.........and I fear that "content-aware" is not going to be the solution.

This is going to be a very long and difficult restoration done with selections (Pen Tool), Clone Stamp and Brush Tool.

Here are some quick effort thus far.....

Before
View attachment 129960

First section isolated...
View attachment 129964

Second section isolated....
View attachment 129965

After
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This is just one small section. This will take several months of persistent work to restore.
Here is what I have done so far today - first pass only - working from the top down.
interior_scan_1_052922.jpg
 

IamSam

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Can you explain exactly what u are doing here? After you make your selection?
I'm so sorry! I did not see this post! I have to run to work for now, but I can certainly answer this later.

I finally got back to this, and here is what I came up with!
Looks good! :thumbsup:
I will have some observations to make later!
 

IamSam

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OK. I'm working within the constraints of the selection using the Clone Stamp Tool.

Selection around area....
Screen Shot 2022-07-28 at 8.17.14 PM.png

Clone Stamp Work within the selection.
Screen Shot 2022-07-28 at 8.24.11 PM.png

As far as the Clone Stamp Tool is concerned, I am using a Wacom Tablet, tool set to "Pressure for Opacity", %50 flow rate.
Sample often and work INLINE with the natural directions of light, color, shading, and shadow.
Example:
Screen Shot 2022-07-28 at 8.31.49 PM copy.png
Screen Shot1. 2022-07-28 at 8.31.49 PM copy.png
 

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