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
Medium Restoration : Cost = $90 + print : Time 3-4 hours.
Tony had some old photos that he asked me to restore and one of them was this delightful childhood photo. The head was missing, the bike was cut off, picture was off center. So with the help of Photoshop and a few photos from my other job as a real estate photographer, as PixelBOX photography. I was able to rebuild a background that was in keeping with the rest of the photo. The photo is now back on display and looking a whole lot better.
Photo Restoration with background replaced
Richard Brought in this wonderful old photo of Omana Beach just outside Auckland for restoration. The Photo was in a poor state but I was able to fully restore this in Photoshop by removing the yellow discolouration and extending the sea front to make this wonderful old photo come alive again. The finished photo restoration is now framed and is back up on display again.
Look great, will put money in today.
Kura came to me all the way from The Cook Islands last year with this very sad looking photo that was on the verge of total decay. I was able to reconstruct the missing pieces remove the red colour cast, fill in all the cracks and return this photo to a beautiful work of art that could be enjoyed again. Indeed this year she has just order 2 extra copies.
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!
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
Medium level photo restoration $120 plus prints.
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.
pen marks removed from digitized copy of a water colour painting
Team photos are often saved for posterity and are a cherished part of our history. But often they become damaged over time and mold and mildew can eat away at the surface. This was the case with this team photo from Wendy. The mounting board became damp and the mold and mildew was eating away at this wonderful old team photo. It was badly in need of restoration before the damage became too severe.
Hello Richard, I’m happy with the restoration and yes you are welcome to
use it for demonstration.
heavy photo restoration $140 plus printing