Restoring hair in old photos

Restoring hair in old photos Restoring hair in old photos is something you will come across a lot. The tops of heads go missing due to damage, from water or wear and tear and so does the hair. This post is a quick look at how best to restore it. Depending on the severity of the damage and the...

The best photos are sometimes the smallest

The best photos are sometimes the smallest Smaller photos can sometimes hold more detail than larger ones, they are by no means inferior and you should consider them for enlargements. Have you ever seen those small photos around 3×2 inches? Tiny prints that are probably found in an old album. They would...

5 Photo Restoration Mistakes

5 Photo Restoration Mistakes Top 5 photo restoration mistakes More a list of where to improve and where not to tread if you can help it. We are always learning after all. Background replacement Don’t! Only do this as a last resort. Do not replace the background because its easier and you...

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...

Restore or recreate the background don’t replace.

Restore or recreate the background don’t replace. . . When restoring a photo it’s often the background will be damaged. To keep the restore authentic, it’s best to restore the background rather than replace it. It would be very tempting to replace it as it would be the easy route. . I appreciate some...

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...
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