Kalym wanted me to restore this wonderful old photo of his grandfather who had just lied about his age to enter the army. Unfortunately the photo had suffered badly from fading and had area of surface damage where the emulsion layer had fallen away altogether.
The first place to start restoring this old soldier was to isolate the silvering in Photoshop by making a mask from the an adjust blue channel. Then using curves I was able to bring back these silvered areas and smooth out the overall tone of the image. The yellowing was removed by using a B&W adjustment layer and additional selective adjustment curves layers were used to pull out the details in the floor and the stand on the right. The damaged surface areas were filled in using the clone and healing tools. Finally a dodge and burn layer was used to tidy up here and there and finish the photo restoration.
Wow, yeah...wow. Not sure what I expected, but this looks fantastic. Thanks a lot, and so quick too! - Kalym
Gordon brought me this wonderful family photo which had been laminated and badly discoloured. It definitely needed some restoration. The glue in laminates can destroy photographs, luckily I was able to save this one and restore it using Photoshop, so it can be enjoyed for many years to come. So the moral of this story is never laminate photos!
When Lance brought me this sad looking photo from his companies offices for restoration, it had almost disappeared! For some unknown reason the original photo had all of the background removed. So a lot of Photoshop retouching was needed to replace the background insert a new sky, houses, wires, telegraph poles and walls. The original photo photo also had been hand coloured, this also need to be restored. Below is the finished result.
If you'd like to know a little more about the story of Wilcock's Teas (now trading as http://www.beverageservices.co.nz/ ) over at this interesting website https://longwhitekid.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/taking-time-back-wilcocks-teas/
Edward from Singapore asked me to restore and bring back the colour to this wonderful family photo, from the seventies. It was his fathers photo and he wanted to put it back up on display again. There was a lot of work involved and many different layers in Photoshop, but the finished result was a definite success. Edward was very happy with the photo restoration. He and his family are once again enjoying this wonderful portrait.
Thank you Pixelbox for the awesome job well done! We'll definitely work together in the near future and I'm sure to recommend you services to my peers. Can't wait to receive the parcel!
Benjamin asked if I could do some photo retouching and change a few things in this photo. It was a straight forward request but there are lots of situations where backgrounds or people need to be removed. It is truly amazing what you can change with Photoshop. Can you see whats changed?
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