WW1 Biplane Fighter Pilot Restoration

WW1 Biplane Fighter Pilot Restoration One of my customers reached out to me and wanted a WW1 Biplane Fighter Pilot Restoration of his late grandfather from WW1 . “I know little about my grandfather and any relatives who might have known something are long gone. One of the men in the picture is my...

Badly damaged sepia photo coloured

Badly damaged sepia photo coloured The process of restoring a badly damaged sepia photo to colour is a long one. This image presented some challenges to keep me busy for hours. The badly damaged photo A client contacted me with a very badly damaged photo. There was a figure in the background who had...

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...

Rebuilding body parts for photo restoration

Rebuilding body parts for photo restoration How you can use what details you have left to recreate and restore the photo This wasn’t going to be a simple fix by any means, but with a bit of thought and some patience, we can fix this. First, we can make a rough selection around the left arm and copy and...

Old boxing photo recoloured

Old boxing photo recoloured Skin recolouring is not always easy. There are many subtle tones in human skin. There no Wikis for Old boxing photo recoloured but there is a Wiki description of Dave and his fighting style. “Charnley had a powerful build and large forearms and was often...

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 a major colour fade

Restore a major colour fade An example of photo restoration For more on hand colouring and see our photograph colouring tutorial The above image created a few restoration challenges… Even the tones to allow the colour to “stick” Reduce the texture and grain from 1 Adding a...

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...
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