Bleached colour repair and restore

Bleached colour repair and restore Photos that I restore the most are those that have faded. Simple fades are simple to correct. Just a quick adjustment of the levels or a quick burn in with dodge and burn tools. Complex fades like the one below are not so simple. This image could not be colour...

Correct heavily faded colour

Correct heavily faded colour A customer of mine recently sent me this photo. As you can see it is faded heavily in the middle due to sun exposure It’s always sad to see your photos face in this way but all is not lost. The first task was to see if I could recover any colour at the scanning...

Colourising or tinting an old photo – Part 2

Colourising or tinting an old photo – Part 2 This is the second part to colourising or tinting an old photo for part one see colourising or tinting an old photo – Part 1 With the colour swatches obtained in the previous part, we can select a set of tones that will suit the skin of the figure we are working...

Colourising or tinting an old photo – Part 1

Colourising or tinting an old photo – Part 1 I’m sure you have seen photos that have been hand coloured when a photo restoration has been made. They might be the old photos you own or photos you have seen on the net, coloured by “restoration artists”. Old photos were often tinted with inks, this post is about...

Image restoration hand colouring

Image restoration hand colouring Is it image restoration, picture restoration or photo restoration? In fact, it is all three. It just depends on how you interpret the phrase. An image restoration or whichever you prefer to call it may take the shape of colouring an image. I have shown an example of...

Image-Restore gets on TV

Image-Restore gets on TV Hello all, I have just had an email giving me the go-ahead to post this image that was shown on Welsh TV. The photo was taken back in 1987 and is of a group of actors who took part in a very popular long-running series called ‘Jabas’. The photo was used as...

Restore retouch and recolour

Restore retouch and recolour Hi, all I just thought I would share this one with you. Its a relatively simple photo restore with a retouch and then a re-colour. It went very well. The hand colouring was done on separate layers per colour and then and set to a mixture of colour overlay modes,...
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