Just a Space Scene image I did to add to my personal work.
The process in brief:
- Three colour graduation fill of black, blue, greenish blue background
- Clouds and cloud colours added with clouds brushes and blend modes
- Stars added by hand with some star brushes and by creating black layer then filter/noise/ select maximum level, then filter/ other / minimum. The set layer to lighten.
- Saturn’s rings. Started with a long thin document and made loads of blue horizontal lines. Then use the warp tool to bend the into a curve. Sounds simple i can assure it wasn’t
- Foreground rocks stock image
- Planets ellipse tool and outer glows and inner glows.
I know this is a brief description but its not meant to be a tutorial just a show and tell.
No one likes paying upfront for something they have never seen right?
We are a “work with us to an end result” service “. We are not a “try before you buy” service. If in the rare event that the work does not suit your needs, we will work with you on the project until it is!
With Photo Restoration the trend is to show the restored image and then ask for payment. We say “no funds needed until you have seen the work”. This method is based on a great deal of “trust”. When the work is complete we restorers “trust” that the client does not just walk away, should they decide they dont require the work any more.
FACT: No restoration company is a “try before you buy” service, we want to be paid.
A contract: By agreeing to get a restoration done with us and asking us to preform a restoration, this is just like a contract. We tell you the client of the cost and then you tell us to proceed. In the rare event the restoration does not turn out to the your needs then we will work with you to a result whereby we are both happy. It’s in both our interests to do this. You will end up with the your image the way you wanted and we will get paid for our time and effort.
What has and can happen, albeit rather unscrupulously, the client will do something they think is very smart. They obtain several quotes from different companies and get them all to restore the same image. This is very damaging and wrong!
I once asked a client why or they had the cheek to use 5 other companies to do the same work and choose one which they preferred. They came back with “if you were in my shoes you’d do the same thing!” This is so wrong on so many levels. For the record i would not do this. Ask yourself a question. Could you ask 3 builders to build you 3 separate patio extensions and choose the one the fancied and not pay for the others? NO! Or ask the hair dresser to do three separate hair styles until you found one you liked? only paying for one? NO! ridiculous isn’t it? What makes it OK to do that to people trying to run their own business? People will go unpaid, out of pocket and very soon out of business if this practice carries on.
We are a “work with us to an end result” service “not a try before you buy” service. If in the rare event that the work does not suit your needs we will work with you on the project until it is!
This project show the restoration and recreation of some vintage circus posters. If an image is in digital form photo restoration means anything can be restored including posters.
I have been carrying out many poster restorations for an upcoming book ‘The Posters of Bertram Mills Circus by Steven B Richley’ available from doublecrownbooks.com and Steven has given me the permission to use his images in this post.
The vintage posters had often been folded and stored away and subsequently made into digital images. The method used to digitize them was not the best and the vintage circus posters needed some attention.
One of the posters only existed in black and white and had to be completely redrawn and recreated.
With help from Steven in sourcing the fonts and colours the image was recreated as best as we could, hand drawing the fonts where possible to give that vintage feel. Techniques used were the pen tool to draw around lettering and recreate them as “stroked paths”. That way a black edge could be added to the lettering. The curves in the background were also recreated using the path too. The mule colours were referenced from a real mule and the man was best guess!
This is less photo restoration and more “recreation” but was fun to do none the less.