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COMPRESSION AND IMAGE COLORS SET FOR INTERNET VIEWING BY CALIBRATED MONITORS.

 

IMAGE MANIPULATION, RETOUCHING, CORRECTIONS, & CLEAN-UP

First off, if you are trying to restore an old tin plate, don't just scan it in and discard the tin plate. Not. No. Never. KEEP THE TIN PLATE. And, yes, it is worth taking it to a professional restorer. Tin plates have inestimable value, both, historically and sentimentally for the family. ...Okay, end of lecture.

My favorite jobs are taking photos of people who don't want their real mug shots on the Internet and lopping off a nose, changing the jaw a bit, remolding the brows, raising or lower the cheekbones, adding or subtracting hair, making a gray-muzzle out of a 20-something and vice versa. Think I'm kidding? Nope. ...And for those of you wondering, yes, me is me. I'm not afraid to show my real face to the world. It's just too bad if it shatters the glass globe.

DO-IT-YOURSELF HINT: Photoshop by Adobe -- that's the program you need for good results doing retouching, corrections, and clean-up. Another useful tool is a Wacom. CRITICAL are good eyes and a good computer. You are going to use ZOOM a lot. You are also going to use PAN (the little hand used to scoot and skoochy the image by under your nose, your face glued to the monitor) ;).

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LB Back Cover of his CD album
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This...

From this.

Sometimes people send me images to use that are very bad "Instramatic" snap shots. The image below the CD started as one of those. The group's name was Vertigo Haze, so I used that idea in creating something that would pass for the cover of a CD for them.

This is the image after I manipulated it.

This was a complete image manipulation, including adding and designing the hair, from a very bad cam shot. I have to dig through some old drives to find the original cam shot, but if you know anything about candid cam shots....

 


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