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I have been trying to repair this very old photo of mine. I have reached to a certain limit, but not quite/ I find that the place where I removed the white patch with gaussian blur is not quite right and the shirt is too difficult for me. Can some one help me in improving the photo. I am attaching both the photos. I have repaired the background, because I intend to cut it out anyway.babyedited25-082023-1.jpg.617d7499c6deedd4c12c91d84f790e92.jpg

 

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Just edited the face slightly, you've to deal with the shirt yourself. Or feed that image through some image online restauration AI (KI) there are a bunch of such online image restauration and fixing services on the net.

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I also took a stab at this. I'm attaching a JPG and the .afphoto file. I addressed the face, ignored the background, and took some of the darkness and contrast out of the shirt. Like @v_kyr said, pulling detail out of the existing shirt is not going to be possible without some type of AI tool – it's just too blurred.

I first made the photo black and white, and worked from there. At the end, I added a very slight color grade to give it back some of the original color cast. See what you think.

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Thank you v_kyr. I will work on it further.

Thank you smadell you have done  a lot of advanced editing like split toning etc. which I being a beginner am only just learning.

I will try some online AI tools for the shirt.

Thank you both for all the help.

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What about making a fake shirt, this is a bit rudimentary but it demonstrates the idea.

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Create a curve that follows the outline of the shirt and within that outline add texture layers, shade for folds to define the areas where creases and the fabric buckles. The texture which is set to the soft light blend mode give a subtle fabric look instead of a block colour, you can also warp the texture to match the way the cloth falls.

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Marquee select just the shirt
Add a white Fill layer, Blend mode=Average, Adjust Opacity (of Fill layer) as required 

Tidy up the rest

 

boy.jpg

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16 hours ago, carl123 said:

Marquee select just the shirt
Add a white Fill layer, Blend mode=Average, Adjust Opacity (of Fill layer) as required 

Tidy up the rest

 

boy.jpg

On 8/25/2023 at 10:46 PM, v_kyr said:

Just edited the face slightly, you've to deal with the shirt yourself. Or feed that image through some image online restauration AI (KI) there are a bunch of such online image restauration and fixing services on the net.

kidfoto.jpg.9aab231c71f0525a13618b6a2bb4e173.jpg

kidfoto_restored.thumb.jpeg.87e0d0117d005577e3da91cd0dcc5a11.jpeg

 

On 8/26/2023 at 2:24 PM, firstdefence said:

What about making a fake shirt, this is a bit rudimentary but it demonstrates the idea.

image.thumb.png.04b7290f691f531a9931604655b39113.png

Create a curve that follows the outline of the shirt and within that outline add texture layers, shade for folds to define the areas where creases and the fabric buckles. The texture which is set to the soft light blend mode give a subtle fabric look instead of a block colour, you can also warp the texture to match the way the cloth falls.

 

16 hours ago, carl123 said:

Marquee select just the shirt
Add a white Fill layer, Blend mode=Average, Adjust Opacity (of Fill layer) as required 

Tidy up the rest

 

boy.jpg

Thanks for the suggestion.Nice background.

 

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