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Remove nicotine stains from photo.

New Here ,
Oct 16, 2021 Oct 16, 2021

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Hi everyone, I was asked by a friend to restore an image that had severe nicotine stains. I tried, but have not been very successful (replace color etc...) Any assistance would be great! I also thought about converting the image to B&W to make the restoration less noticeable. Thank You!


P.S. I attached a low resolution jpg as an example. If anyone can help I can send you a high res image. I'll of course compensate you for your time!

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Oct 16, 2021 Oct 16, 2021

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Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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Hi Jumpenjax,

 

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

 

Leo

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Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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With such widespread degraded photo quality, this will be a painstaking & tedious restoration project.  Be patient, take your time with it.

 

I would start with Frequency Separation. See PiXimperfect's video tutorial below.

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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shoo... this would be quite a process and may even require complete repainting which requires quite a bit of skill to do and a lot of time. But it all depends on what level of restoration you require.

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Unforunately that would take a lot of work as the entire photo would need to b rebuilt. This might not look exactly the same.  Most likely you would need to provide other images of the couple from the same time period that are clean as well. 

 

I doubt you find an easy solution and most people will charge a lot for this. 

 

I wish I could share better news.

 

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