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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Polk Salad Andy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:45 am

Thanks for the kind words everybody, I shall continue to upload more for all to enjoy.

rizzy56 wrote:Nice work everyone, here is one that i done alittle work on.


That is great rizzy56. Thanks for sharing your work. I notice you had a thumb print to deal with, well done :D
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Polk Salad Andy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:48 am

Wibi08 wrote:Hi Andy,

thanks so much for sharing your amazing restored photos!
I was wondering if you could kindly restore/clean 2 pictures as I don't have the software?

Would really appreciate it!

::rocks


Hi there, Wibi08. Thanks for your kind words. I don't mind at all having a go at these for you, it's a pleasure. I think the second one may be a struggle due to the amount of deterioration, but I'll do my best for you. Please stay tuned.
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Elvis_Lady1967 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:33 am

:?:
In My Opinion there is not enough of this photo to re-create it.... it's too whited out... not enough facial features to work with...here's what i could do.. lol
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Wibi08 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:56 am

Thanks guys!

Elvis would have loved the way his fans stick together :)
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Polk Salad Andy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:18 am

Wibi08 wrote:Thanks guys!

Elvis would have loved the way his fans stick together :-)


I am currently working on the first pic you posted. Don't worry I haven't forgotten, just other stuff taking up my time at the moment.


I have now located some of the original shots of Elvis at Indianapolis before I worked on them, so here are some more before and afters. Like I said, please feel free to add my restorations to your personal collections:

Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (10).jpg
Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (10_restored).jpg


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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Polk Salad Andy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:21 am

Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (3).jpg
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Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (26).jpg
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby karlos » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:23 am

Polk Salad Andy wrote:
Wibi08 wrote:Thanks guys!

Elvis would have loved the way his fans stick together :-)


I am currently working on the first pic you posted. Don't worry I haven't forgotten, just other stuff taking up my time at the moment.


I have now located some of the original shots of Elvis at Indianapolis before I worked on them, so here are some more before and afters. Like I said, please feel free to add my restorations to your personal collections:

Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (10).jpg
Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (10_restored).jpg


Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (12).jpg
Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (12-restored).jpg


Beautiful Pics And Work Andy
Ty so much buddy - Lov em all-
Great work Buddy - Love these - ::rocks :smt007
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Elvis_Lady1967 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:32 pm

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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Polk Salad Andy » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:30 am

Elvis_Lady1967 wrote:8)

That is cool! 8)
I am enjoying your colourisations. ::rocks
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Elvis_Lady1967 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:29 am

8)
Thanks.. I love your photo restorations too..
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Wibi08 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:54 pm

Polk Salad Andy wrote:
Wibi08 wrote:Thanks guys!

Elvis would have loved the way his fans stick together :-)


I am currently working on the first pic you posted. Don't worry I haven't forgotten, just other stuff taking up my time at the moment.


I have now located some of the original shots of Elvis at Indianapolis before I worked on them, so here are some more before and afters. Like I said, please feel free to add my restorations to your personal collections:

Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (10).jpg
Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (10_restored).jpg


Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (12).jpg
Indianapolis_Oct 5th_74 (12-restored).jpg


Thanks Andy, take your time! Many thanks for your help! :-)
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Wibi08 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:03 pm

Great work Andy!

In case you have time would you mind restoring also these Easter pics?
There are so cute and what a shame that they're in a bad quality.

Many thanks again,

Wibi
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Polk Salad Andy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:50 am

Wibi08 wrote:Great work Andy!

In case you have time would you mind restoring also these Easter pics?
There are so cute and what a shame that they're in a bad quality.

Many thanks again,

Wibi


Sure thing. Still working on your others at the moment. Trying a few different techniques to see what's best result. Hopefully I'll be done soon.

Keep rockin'
Andy ::rocks
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby ekenee » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:48 am

I like this topic. Of course spending 2 hours on lots of photo's can take up alot of time.

I am a real history fan so naturally I did this on one of the very early photo's of Elvis.

Note the one on the left was the way they published it.
My work is on the right.
I took about 20 minutes and got rid of all the white specks and dots all over this photo.
If I had taken even double that, I am sure I could have really cleaned it up.
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Polk Salad Andy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:35 pm

ekenee wrote:I like this topic. Of course spending 2 hours on lots of photo's can take up alot of time.

I am a real history fan so naturally I did this on one of the very early photo's of Elvis.

Note the one on the left was the way they published it.
My work is on the right.
I took about 20 minutes and got rid of all the white specks and dots all over this photo.
If I had taken even double that, I am sure I could have really cleaned it up.


This is great work, ekenee. I really like what you did with the damaged portion of the photo, especially Elvis' hair.

Thank you for sharing this, and please feel free if you have more ::rocks
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby karlos » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:42 pm

Elvis_Lady1967 wrote:8)
Thanks.. I love your photo restorations too..



Lov ya restorations too Andy - here are a couple id like ta restore for me please if possible -
Ty In Advance -
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby ekenee » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:58 am

I tried to improve this picture, but I only spent 5 minutes and made a few adjustments.
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Wibi08 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:47 am

Many thanks- amazing what you can do nowadays!

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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby ekenee » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:31 pm

Polk Salad Andy wrote:
ekenee wrote:I like this topic. Of course spending 2 hours on lots of photo's can take up alot of time.

I am a real history fan so naturally I did this on one of the very early photo's of Elvis.

Note the one on the left was the way they published it.
My work is on the right.
I took about 20 minutes and got rid of all the white specks and dots all over this photo.
If I had taken even double that, I am sure I could have really cleaned it up.


This is great work, ekenee. I really like what you did with the damaged portion of the photo, especially Elvis' hair.

Thank you for sharing this, and please feel free if you have more ::rocks



Thanks Andy, and your work on that Indy 74 pic with the fingerprints is phenomenal and must have taken alot of time. Great job.
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Elvis_Lady1967 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:11 am

For some reason this photo reminds me of the one that was in need of being restored..lol
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Elvis_Lady1967 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:20 am

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ekenee wrote:I like this topic. Of course spending 2 hours on lots of photo's can take up alot of time.

I am a real history fan so naturally I did this on one of the very early photo's of Elvis.

Note the one on the left was the way they published it.
My work is on the right.
I took about 20 minutes and got rid of all the white specks and dots all over this photo.
If I had taken even double that, I am sure I could have really cleaned it up.
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Polk Salad Andy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:48 am

Elvis_Lady1967 wrote:For some reason this photo reminds me of the one that was in need of being restored..lol


Very samey, yes. I think you did the best job that could possibly be done on that one, as you say there's hardly any facial features (or other features for that matter) to work with on that one.
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Polk Salad Andy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:49 am

Wibi08 wrote:Many thanks- amazing what you can do nowadays!

:smt023


Hi, Wibi

I have finished the first pic of Elvis and Priscilla you asked for:

Original:
elvis_and_priscilla-60s__2812_29.jpg

Restored:
elvis_and_priscilla-60s__2812_29 - Restored.jpg


I took it that the whitish smudge on the bottom left was damage, so I have eliminated it. I extrapolated various small areas of the surrounding grass to build up a composite, which I then blended in.

I also did restorations to both their faces, notably Priscilla's nose which seemed to look disjointed in the original. (I hope she would be proud of my attempt at correcting her nose!)
Elvis' face was easier to do than the nose. It's quite amazing how difficult it is to restore b/w photos, well this one was a learning curve for me, so thank you for giving me the opportunity. I only hope you are pleased with it.

::rocks

I am also working on the others too, folks, so please bear with me.

Regards,
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Re: Restoring photos of The King

Postby Wibi08 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:37 pm

Super -thanks so much Polk salad Andy :-) x
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