A highland fling!

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.

Hi Richard
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

Photo restoration example B&W

Clean up and restoration oversized 12″ x 16″ print $55 plus print

Something from nothing much.

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/

Wilcock's Teas Nelson st.

Wilcock’s Teas Nelson st.

It’s March already!!

Wow! It’s the first week of March already, I wonder where the time goes? Well I know where the last 2 weeks has gone. I spent most of that time updating the website and improving the look and feel. I added a new colour scheme and made a few small additions and made some other thing a bit more streamlined.

I use Weebly for my website hosting and editing i find it works well for me and it is quick and easy to use. check them out.

Just in time for Christmas

Abbey was delighted to have this wonderful old photo restored before Christmas. This was an old and faded which had been mounted on to card and need to be lightened and contrast and clarity adjusted The background was filled in around the top to square off the edges.

Hi Richard,

I wanted to thank you for restoring my photo, looks great.
Keep up the good work 🙂
​- Abbey

Photo restoration black and white

Light – medium photo restoration cost was $45 plus prints

This was a disappointment 

Lueresia brought me this wonderful old photo that had unfortunately been badly creased straight through the middle. She had previously taken the photo to a photolab to be restored but was not happy at all with the result. So she asked if I could do any better. 
I could, and, I did. Below is the black and white version that she now has on display and the creases have all been removed and Lueresia is very happy with the restoration work.

That looks great! Thanks so much. – Lueresia

Photo Restoration - black and white

This black and white restoration medium damage $90 plus printing.

New review for photo restoration services.

It is always nice to know that the work I do is enjoyed by others and it is making others happy. Kirsty wrote recently on my Facebook page for PixelFIX Photo Restoration services. Click here to read more from my Facebook Page. The restoration was a very large A1 poster of a Ducati motor bike. It was faded and creased with a few tears here and there. But by using Photoshop I was able to restore this wonderful poster.

Richard did an amazing job of restoring a vintage Ducati poster which was a birthday present for my husband. Perfection! My husband was over the moon! Thanks Richard.
​-Kirsty

Photo restoration of large poster, colour restoration

Oversized large poster restoration $120 plus printing

How did this happen?

Light and in particular UV light is a very destructive thing. It will literally make your precious photos disappear before your very eyes! Fleur from Mount Maunganui, had this exact problem with this wonderful portrait that had sat in a frame for too long. I was able to use Photoshop to recover the faded photo and repair the damage. Fleur was very pleased with the photo restoration and to be able to see her Mother again.

Good afternoon thank you the photo looks great. I will make payment this afternoon. Cheers Fleur

War time is never pretty

Oscar sent me this wonderful old photo from WWII. It is a devastating scene of destruction that accompanies any war. The photo was very small and in a very poor condition as you can see from the original on the left. But with patience and a lot of Photoshop cloning I was able to remake this into a complete portrait again.

Photo restoration black and white WWII

Medium restoration – Cost : $120 plus print

Amazeballs!

 

​Sonnya and Leafa sent me this very badly faded and washed out old photo and asked me if I could improve it somehow. I said yes of course. In case you were wondering. I used Photoshop to examine the channels and used the blue channel to make a black and white copy of the image to paint on. Once i had removed any blemishes and cleaned up the photo using the stamp heal and dodge & burn tool, I was then able to start to repaint the photo. 20 layers and 3-4 hours later and voila!
Both Sonnya and Leafa were very pleased with the final result.

WOWSERS, that looks amazeballs! Thaaaaaanks! Totally will recommend you to others or better yet use your awesome service again! – Leafa

Faded photo restoration

Medium photo restoration badly faded colour photo – $130

Putting a smile on her face.

Vivienne brought me this wonderful photo graph and asked if I could put the smile back on the ladies face. So using the power of Photoshop to eliminate the red channel data and clean up the rest of the image with cloning and heal brushing, I was able to recreate the smile and restore this wonderful portrait. 
The photo is now being enjoyed once again and Vivienne was very pleased with the finished result.

I am very pleased with them all. Your results with these restorations are just what I’d hoped for. – Vivienne

Summer hide away

While everyone has been watching the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup, I’ve been busy restoring old photos.  Anthony brought me this wonderful aerial photo of his family’s batch up in the Bay of Islands in the Northland. It is a large print mounted on to cardboard and was badly faded and discoloured through sun exposure and time. Using a number of various curves adjustment layers in Photoshop I was able to carefully bring back the colour and restore contrast. A moderate amount of cloning and healing brush work was needed to clean up the small blemishes to complete the restoration.
​It is quiet an eery scene  with a stormy looking sky. Anthony tells me that the land is now covered in wild bush. Just goes to show that it doesn’t take long for nature to reclaim what is hers.

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