Anyway to salvage this picture?

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  1. kat3668

    kat3668 Mouseketeer<br><font color=green>Driving me nuts i

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    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?
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  3. manning

    manning <font color=blue>Just for that I have requested it

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    Adobe PhotoShop Elements 6 is one program that will help. There are others.
     
  4. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

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    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
     
  5. AndrewWG

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    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.

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  6. kat3668

    kat3668 Mouseketeer<br><font color=green>Driving me nuts i

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

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    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!
     
  8. manning

    manning <font color=blue>Just for that I have requested it

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    Here is a quick sample of what can be done with PS Elements 6. Given more time it can be better.

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  9. AndrewWG

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    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!
     
  10. AndrewWG

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    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:

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    The night is still young...
     
  11. SueInBoston

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    Andy,
    Great Job!:thumbsup2
     
  12. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

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    Oh yeah, I forgot, set the layer blending mode to "multiply".
     
  13. JR6ooo4

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    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.
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    This one can be printed 8x10:
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    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
     
  14. dburg30

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    Go Tribe!!
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  15. Violet Crayon

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    Thought I would give it a shot.
     
  16. ElizK

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    How's this?
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