Everett brought in a wonderful old aerial photo taken of the Botany Downs area in Auckland, from way back in the 50's. He was looking to make this old photo into a canvas to go on his wall. It was originally black and white but was then hand painted to make it look like a colour photo. It was loosing its colour and was fading. So I restored the photo and produced a large 30" x 40" canvas that he now has displayed up on his wall. Below is the finished product. A large hand stretched cotton canvas on a wooden frame with full UV protective coating. This now looks full of colour and will last for many years to come.
Chelsea brought in this wonderful but tired old photo. This is a classic example of an old studio photograph that was originally black and white and then was painted by hand with colour. The colour for this little boy had faded very badly over the many years and was in need or recolouring. I first cleaned up the image with clone and healing tools and then repainted the photo with different colour and soft light layers in Photoshop.
This wonderful photo was sent to me from Pearoa by Bianca. The phot has lots of red and orange spots covering most of the photo, which has really spoilt this photo. Combined with the fading and discolouration it is badly in need of restoration. Using Photoshop I was able to use the channel mixer in black and white mode to knock out most of the red blotches then made a copy of the original image in colour mode and layered that over the top and blured it. This gave just a few large blotches to deal with. which I was able to clone and heal away in colour mode. A few coloured layers were used to help out in the sky and white areas. The results are really very good and Bianca was very happy with her restored photo.
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