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Hugh Webb - Restore-Colorize

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This......was a nightmare.....I have never seen my 1GB of RAM read 0.....

Worked at 600dpi for the entire project, to restore an old photo and simulate real-life color.....This was soooo much work it's not even funny

But I did win the EGDE Show again with it. ROCK!

I pray family doesn't start asking me to do something like this often, I don't even want to imagine 52-hour restores like this for nothing.
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Trance88's avatar
Holy geeez!!! Thats awesome! The only thing that doesn't look too real is the eyes.
darc's avatar
Dude, just what type of crack are you on? That's fuckin psycho! Worth the time put into it though.
JustinGreene's avatar
i only buy the good shit
darc's avatar
Obviously.
darkitty27's avatar
Good Christ! o_O That's amazing! Great job, and that's an understatement!

Glad you're back! ^_^
tony64's avatar
wow man, that's a good restoration!
(and trust me, I know it's quite time consuming)
fyehroqs-fugue's avatar
~has to reach down and pick his jaw off the floor~

I am honestly not surprised that you won a contest with that... You did truly amazing work. Except for some issues regarding lighting, the second picture looks as though someone had reached back through time with a camera and taken a snapshot. I'm not sure what caused the errors that did occur, but they seem to make the individual objects - each man, the carts, horse, etc. - stratified, as though seperate from the objects behind and before them. I'm not really sure what technique you used, so couldn't offer any suggestions to help with that...
JustinGreene's avatar
i used normal rubber stamp/healing tool to restore the pic, colorizing it totally with adjustment layers, and there are alot of them
neoyi's avatar
!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!!?!? You restored this!? At the current moment, I am in my "WTH, how did you do this" mode? I am TRULY amazed.
~Neo
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