Need help with photo

maryanntxNovember 23, 2005

Hi everyone!

A young boy gave me this photo of his Mom and ask if there was anything I could do to restore it. She lives in another country and the photo is all he has to remember her by for now. I've been playing around with it, but I'm just not real happy with my results. I was wondering if anyone here has time and would like to see what you can do with the picture. It would make one young man very happy.

TIA,

MaryAnn

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Joy_CA

Mary Ann, the chances are slim to none that your friend will think this looks like his mother.

I made two copies and Mirrored one as the top layer and erased and smudge painted.
The problem is, no ones face is the same on each side so it not symmetrical.

Joy

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 2:50PM
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urlee

Oh Joy,
That is terrific!!!!!!!
You are a master of all!

~Urlee~

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 3:06PM
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reduc500

You took the words right out of my mouth Urlee.
Great job Joy.
Judy

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 3:09PM
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maryanntx

Thank you Joy! It looks great.
I'll be sure to let you know what he says about it.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 4:13PM
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jojobee

Well I'm in awe here, I think that is terrific.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 4:26PM
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mst___

WOW., Joy. That looks great. You sure are good at this type of stuff.
Teri

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 5:05PM
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Joy_CA

Hi, thank you, for all the kind words.

Mary Ann, it will be very interesting to see what your friend says. Please, tell me the truth (even if it's negative), that's how I learn.

Joy

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 5:16PM
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urlee

Here is a different version so don't laugh at me.

~Urlee~

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 5:21PM
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amy_z6_swpa

What about this?

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 5:24PM
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amy_z6_swpa

LOL Urlee, your post wasn't there yet when I posted mine! :)

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 5:25PM
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urlee

Oh wow Amy!
Yours turned out better than mine!
Time to hang up my "guns"!
Way ta go girl!

~Urlee~

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 5:46PM
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reduc500

WOW!!! You people continue to amaze me every day.
Judy

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 5:56PM
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Joy_CA

Urlee and Amy, both are....excellent!...very well done.

Joy

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 6:53PM
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jacksmum

I am just SO IMPRESSED!!!!!
You girls are wonderful. I wouldn't even know where to start.
HUGS
Sue :)

    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 4:10AM
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urlee

Thank you gals for your kind replies.

Sue?----Talent Sue, it takes talent! "LOL"
And Patience. ah um :)
Seriously, you have to be in the mood with no interruptions.

~Urlee~

    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 8:03AM
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Elaine_Canada

Awesome work, you continue to impress me. I would have given up before trying.... that picture was in awful shape. I hope the young man is as impressed as I am.
Elaine

    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 8:04AM
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amy_z6_swpa

It only took a few minutes. In PSP, first I straightened the photo, then duplicated the layer, mirrored the 2nd layer, and started erasing parts I didn't need. The jawline and ear were what needed to be added, so after erasing the rest, I cleaned those up and merged the layers. Then I used the cloning tool for her facial skin, neck, shirt. and background. I also used the dodge/burn tool to create some shadows and highlights on the neck and collar. Then I cropped & saved.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 10:27AM
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uneamie

Excellant job! I think you just made this young man very happy! : )

    Bookmark   November 28, 2005 at 1:22PM
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maryanntx

I'm giving the print out of the photos to the boy tomorrow. I'll let you know what he says.

The counselor brought another boy to my office with a picture of his mother. LOL This one is a full length picture of his Mom standing by a Christmas tree. I plan to try to do this one myself, but definitely know where to come if I need help! You guys are the best!

    Bookmark   December 1, 2005 at 9:31PM
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