This is the latest Photo Restoration video. These are before and after examples from 2013. Just taking a bit of a look back through some older restorations.
Rachael brought me this very badly damaged photo that had become stuck to the glass because of moisture. Unfortunately she had tried to remove it from the glass and in the process removed part of the surface from the photo. It was also very badly faded and had hundreds of tiny cracks running through the surface.
In Photoshop I added a new background, used the stamp and healing brush to work away as much of the cracks and surface damage as possible then worked on replacing the colour. Over 3 days and 12 hours later we had this.
Thelma wanted to create something special for a relative in america and between us this is what we created. There were 7 old photos, in black and white and some in colour that all needed to be restored before we could make them into this wonderful collage.
In Photoshop I increased the contrast and clarity of the main colour photo and created masks for the inserts. then in separate layers I added the restored black and white photos to the collage. This has now become a unique and treasured gift.
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