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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!
Restoring discoloured old photo
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.
colour photo restoration medium cost $120 plus prints
Alex brought this beautiful scenic photo in for restoration because it had obviously faded and had lost all it’s colour. He had also asked that I remove the line running vertically on the left side of the photo. This was something to related to the mast apparently. There was also surface damage from moisture and mold that resulted in many small dots. With a good number of colour layers in Photoshop and using the clone tool I was able to restore this photo back to its original state. Alex now has this re-framed and hanging back up on his boat.
Medium restoration 3-4hours $135 plus printing
I just to want to apologies to everyone because my blog is not working correctly. I will try again to upload the photo that was missing from my last post.
This document was badly damaged by water and has discoloured with dark stained areas covering most of the image. Using a mix of colour channels and experimenting with a colour overlay in different blending modes in Photoshop, I was able to restore this document. It is now in a very presentable state. This particular document was restored for the Tongan Ministry of Culture.
Andrew brought me this faded old wedding photo and asked for it to be restored. Of course I was happy to oblige. after many years in a frame it was badly fading and the colours had deteriorated. I noticed that the colour of the eyes had were slightly different for the man. His left eye was different to the right. I assumed this was due to a colour shift because of the fading, but in reality he had two differently coloured eyes. The left one green and the right one blue!!
The final restoration is now back with Andrew and his wife in Auckland and being enjoyed once more.
…that’s great thank you -Andrew | Auckland
Advanced colour photo restoration – cost $120 plus prints
Shiree sent me this wonderful old photo to be cleaned up. It was starting top fade and looked a little worn. So using Photoshop I was able to clean up the blemishes and improve the overall contrast and tone of the image. A little bit of sharpening to finish the photo off then a Gallery quality Giclee print was produce and couriered straight out to Shiree.
This looks amazing. My husband was really pleased, as photo of his Dad and Uncle.
Will put the money through for you tonight
Most happy, thanks
Kind regards Shiree
Clean up and restoration oversized 12″ x 16″ print $55 plus print