Destructive vs Non-Destructive workflow

Destructive vs Non-Destructive workflow This is more a discussion so feel free to give your opinions if you wish… You have a constant stream of work to get through. You can either create tons of layers and layered processes “in case” you need to go back and change anything, or you can work...

Trouble with Giclée printing

Trouble with Giclée printing I’ve been getting fine art Giclée prints done for a while now, for special orders, whereby my customer needs a true mat archive print. Giclée prints are not cheap so these are only specialist orders. Giclée means “sprayed”, in effect it means fancy...

What no photo restoration magic button?

What no photo restoration magic button?   “You just Photoshop it, right? ” What no photo restoration magic button? It may come as a surprise to some but there is no such button. No matter how much you spend on software or hardware there is no quick fix for a damaged photo. When a photo is...

Photo restoration try before you buy?

Photo restoration try before you buy? 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...

Restoring a water stained photo

Restoring a water stained photo Water stains on a photo can be restored but some are far more tricky than others. . I was recently contacted by Robert who had an old photo mounted on card. A long time ago it had received some water damage which had since gathered dirt. To compound the problem the...

Preservation of your old photos

Preservation of your old photos Saving the old photos you still have. Mostly I blog about restoring your old photos but today I thought I’d tackle the subject of preserving the old images you still have. There are four main conditions to follow, dry, dark, cool and free of dirt. . Dry I would...

Desaturate to restore an old photo. Quick Tip

Desaturate to restore an old photo. Quick Tip . To restore an old black and white photos don’t feel you have to struggle with trying to match varying uneven colour casts. . Often the old photos will have stained or taken on a brownish colour, in uneven patches. You can use either the “to black and...

Football boots of 1870-1910

Football boots of 1870-1910 Over recent years I have restored many football photos and the oldest of which captivate me. Not because I am a sports fan but because I enjoy the footwear and clothes. Football boots interest me in the way they change the design. Below are a few of the designs...

WW1 a glimpse into the past

WW1 a glimpse into the past . WW1 was a war with many battles over many countries. There are thousands of individual stories to be told. These are just a few images from one man’s story. . Mr Driver served in many campaigns during WW1 and climbed through the Military ranks, we know which...
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