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Digital restoration of a cracked, antique glass slide. In honor of Fathers' (and Forefathers') Day.

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Digital restoration of a cracked, antique glass slide. In honor of Fathers' (and Forefathers') Day.

 

If you are using photoshop. .... Make a dupilcate of your finished layer and go to noise and then to dust and scratches and set

it to around 4 then add back a little noise to match your photo and then hide the whole layer under a layer mask. Then come back with a brush

set at 100% and paint white on the mask where the white dots are and they will be gone. you can stipple them out this way.

Happy Fathers Day!

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Same to you, rooster! I haven't picked up a copy of photoshop yet. If the a local c.c. offered it, I'd take a class in that and colorization. I guess once you learn it, it's a more efficient way to remove the light scratches and small white dots. Can it automatically replace missing pieces or large cracks such as this scan of a glass slide? Still using old paint, just a sucker for punishment.

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You did a really good job on this. What Im really saying is… you could really do more with a better

program. Since you obviously enjoy doing this kind of work. Maybe consider getting photoshop

as you can do more with it. Paint Program is limited in what you can do with it.

 

Great job !!

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Happy 4th of July to all. Thanks, Rooster, and you're right about the limitations. Getting a copy and learning how to use it would be good. Here's a before and after of USCG RADM Richard Owens Crisp (1861-1951) as a US Revenue Service School cadet circa 1885. A graduate of both the US Naval Academy (Class of 1884) and the Revenue Service School, at the time of his death in 1951 at 90, he was the oldest living Coast Guard commissioned officer. During the Spanish American War he was gun captain of a 4" gun on the USRS Cutter Windom that destroyed a Spanish lighthouse at Cienfuegos, Cuba on May 11, 1898. He commanded 15 ships during his 40 year career from 1885 to 1925, and was captain of the US Revenue Service Cutter Tahoma when she hit an uncharted ice floe off Alaska in 1914 and sank, fortunately with all hands surviving. Following the First World War, he wrote an exhaustive history of the Coast Guard's service during that war, which the Coast Guard has yet to make available to the public.

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"This remarkable photo from circa 1918 depicts American Soldiers paying tribute to the millions of horses, donkeys and mules that were killed during WW1. In addition to the thousands of soldiers who were killed during the first great war, over 8 million horses, donkeys and mules were brutally slaughtered in battle.In this photograph, American soldiers pay tribute to the animals who helped them win the war. They have joined together to form a horse's head and this moving photograph commemorates the forgotten animals who gave their lives to the nation. The touching black and white photo is believed to have been taken by officers of the Auxiliary Remount Dept. No.326 in Camp Cody, New Mexico."

 

 

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The subject of an upcoming article...this photo had players' names hand-written on each individual and it was heavily oxidized into a warm sepia.

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I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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Since the inscriptions were not autographs, I removed them, cleaned up the heavy (tiny) surface scratches and softened the extensive oxidation to bring the sepia to a more mild feel.post-9529-0-14194400-1570307381_thumb.jpg


I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif


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It looks better in black and white and without the writing- nice clean up.

 

Thanks!

 

In terms of difficulty, the work was fairly easy. It took me a few hours over the course of 3-4 days. I am also a bit of a stickler for the details that can be seen when the photo is zoomed in which translated to a lot of work cleaning up surface scratches and cracks.

 

 


I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif


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