Thanks for an awesome job. It is my mother and eldest sister and is precious as we have very few photos of mum so young. I’m going to put up on Ancestry.com
Ann Sent me through this wonderful photo and it was in pretty bad condition. It was black and white but with many creases and surface damage which really did spoil the photo. Without restoration it would have eventually come apart and be lost forever. But using Photoshop and many hours of patient work, we have restored this to be good as new!
Ruth sent me a batch of these wonderful old prints to be restored and as you can see, they are very badly spotted. this is a very common problem here in New Zealand and in Auckland in particular, due to the constant humidity and dampness during the winter months. But using Photoshop and by isolating the red and yellow channels I was able to remove the spots and restore these wonderful photos back to a presentable condition.
John asked me to remove the pen marks and scribbles from this wonderful old water colour painting that his grandfather had done back in the first world war. Using a combination of channel mixing and the spot removal tool i was able to completely remove the blue pen marks and restore this painting back to its original state. It can now be enjoyed for many years to come.
This photo restoration is from a large batch of photos that I restored of the All Blacks Rugby team photos throughout the last 40 years. As the All Blacks play the Lions at Eden Park tomorrow, I thought this example would be quite appropriate. The original is badly faded and discoloured. The restored photo will be going back up on display in the Peonamo Hotel.
Jenny asked for just the lady to be restored and printed as a separate photo. With some magic Photoshop work I was able to cut out the lady and restore the photo, make it black and white again and make a new background so that the photo is able to be displayed again and enjoyed for many years to come.
The photo looks great thank you.
Tony had competed at a very high level but only had this very small 'contact sheet' image from which he wanted me to make a decent sized photo print. The black and white contact print also had some damage and neg number in written on the image. a staple mark also needed to be removed. But after restoring this photo in photo shop I was able to produce and proper sized photo for Tony to put on display.
Burt Munro is a New Zealand legend and this black and white photo was brought to me for restoration and printing. Burt was the world record holder on his hand built and modified 'Indian' motor bike. This photo had multiple creases and a large yellow stain that needed removal and touch up. The final restored photo is now much cleaner and will be enjoyed for many years to come.
Richard sent me this photo by email to restore just the lady and not worry about all the damage around the edges. But I suggested that I cut out the couple and make a new background and that would keep this as a complete photo. So using Photoshop I was able to convert to B&W and using different channel mixes was able to remove all the yellow blotches. I then cleaned up the other damage and created a new background layer. Richard was very happy with the results.
Tony had some old photos and this half frame badly damaged slide, that he wanted to have restored for his wife. The slide was very dirty and very discoloured. There were hundreds of small black mold spots covering this slide. Using the digital ice feature on my scanner during the scanning process. I was able to remove these and with a few more hours of patience I cleaned up the photo. Then used several colour adjustment layers in Photoshop to correct the colour cast and sharpen up the image.
I am a professional Photographer and Photo Restoration Artist. I am very passionate about importance of photographs. They have a very personal nature and an ability to provide a window to the past. Please see more examples of my work at www.pixelfix.co.nz