Help with old photo, looking for the pro's

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  1. DaleTodd

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    I am stumped on this one..it is of my father when he was young...any hints on cleaning it up are appreciated, feel free to take a stab at it...
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    it is the final photo for a family slideshow that I have been working on for a year...
     
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    Strange effect...does it really look like that, or do you think something was wrong with the scanner settings? I´ve never seen an old photo do that.
     
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    actually it does look like that, old photo paper...they used to be dancers with Sammy Davis in the old days of the Cotton Club
     
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    Wow.... that's quite a task!! You'll probably have to "re-paint" the whole thing as I don't think there is any scratch removal tool or despeckle tool or the like that will do it automatically. A lot of it may have to be done a pixel at a time. I've never worked on anything in that sever of shape so I don't have any direct tips, sorry.
     
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    ya know, I thought that might just be the only answer...sounds like an afternoon of a project....thanks
     
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    Not a whole lot you can do without spending hours, here are a couple of edits, if nothing else, maybe it will give you some ideas.

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    Hey DV8 that is a real step in the right direction, I will take that second one and start to work to fill in the rest...and I gotta say, thats an interesting nickname. Thanks
     

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