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kat3668
10-16-2007, 07:03 PM
We are throwing my Mom a suprise 50th birthday party and I really wanted to use this picture for the cake but as you can see its in pretty bad shape. Anyway we can fix it a little?
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4018/scan3da4.png (http://imageshack.us)

manning
10-16-2007, 07:52 PM
Adobe PhotoShop Elements 6 is one program that will help. There are others.

boBQuincy
10-16-2007, 08:01 PM
Open the image in your favorite editor

correct the color or desaturate

repeatedly duplicate the layer to build up contrast and depth

once there are enough layers, touch up the spots and lines with the rubber stamp or healing brush

it should clean up pretty well

AndrewWG
10-16-2007, 08:03 PM
I tried it. Let me know if this is somewhat like what you envisioned it to be. It is hard because you don't want to kill the nice subtle shadows, etc.

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/scan3da4-3.png

kat3668
10-16-2007, 08:05 PM
I tried it. Let me know if this is somewhat like what you envisioned it to be. It is hard because you don't want to kill the nice subtle shadows, etc.

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/scan3da4-3.png

Thank you sooo much Andy! It is great! I still have not figured out my Photoshop program!

AndrewWG
10-16-2007, 08:13 PM
No problem! Don't run off to the bakery just yet though as I am sure that someone on here could probably take what I did and improve upon it even more. I still don't like the look of the face so much. It is a little plain looking. Better than it was, but there is something missing. I wish I knew how to make the shadows better. If noone does better with this, I hope it turns out great!

manning
10-16-2007, 08:18 PM
Here is a quick sample of what can be done with PS Elements 6. Given more time it can be better.

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q249/lincoln30/younggirl.png

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q249/lincoln30/younggirl1.jpg

AndrewWG
10-16-2007, 08:21 PM
Another option is to ask Master Mason to enter it into the photoshop contest here! Of course, your mom with a Donald Duck face might not be what you are looking for. :lmao:

Go Sox!

AndrewWG
10-16-2007, 08:36 PM
Ok, now taking the original pic through noiseware and swapping the head from that onto the body from my original, I end up with this version:

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/scan3da4-4-2.png

The night is still young...

SueInBoston
10-16-2007, 08:50 PM
Andy,
Great Job!:thumbsup2

boBQuincy
10-16-2007, 08:50 PM
Open the image in your favorite editor

correct the color or desaturate

repeatedly duplicate the layer to build up contrast and depth

once there are enough layers, touch up the spots and lines with the rubber stamp or healing brush

it should clean up pretty well

Oh yeah, I forgot, set the layer blending mode to "multiply".

JR6ooo4
10-16-2007, 10:24 PM
Those look pretty good, especialy for a cake.

I did this one for an employee of mine. It started as a 1"x1.5" with ballpoint writing on the back.
http://MnMStudios.smugmug.com/photos/85663236-S.jpg

This one can be printed 8x10:
http://MnMStudios.smugmug.com/photos/85716405-M.jpg

From one little scrap of photo paper, the only picture of their great grandfather. Isn't photoshop great? Now every family member has his picture in their house.

and this was my first real attempt at retouching. If you want to see amazing talent check out the retouching forum at www.dpreview.com

Mikeeee

dburg30
10-16-2007, 11:20 PM
Go Sox!

****warning OT reply*****


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3 games to 1 :)

Violet Crayon
10-17-2007, 12:18 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/legendoftherose/babypic.jpg

Thought I would give it a shot.

ElizK
10-18-2007, 09:15 PM
How's this?
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d154/pennie14/scan3da4.png