Thelma wanted to create something special for a relative in america and between us this is what we created. There were 7 old photos, in black and white and some in colour that all needed to be restored before we could make them into this wonderful collage.
In Photoshop I increased the contrast and clarity of the main colour photo and created masks for the inserts. then in separate layers I added the restored black and white photos to the collage. This has now become a unique and treasured gift.
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.
It looks great my parents will be happy, thank you so much I have just transferred the payment now so you should receive it soon.
Thank you again
Medium Restoration $180 plus prints.
Abby wanted me to restore this wonderful old army photo for her dad. This was going to be a great Christmas present. I was able to remove the old sellotape marks and fix up the blemishes and fading. I also restored this back to black and white and then improved the clarity and contrast.
They look amazing, I had no idea that they would be able to be salvaged to such great quality, thanks so much! I can’t wait for my Dad to see them, I wish I had of had them done years ago so that my Poppa could have seen them too. – Abby
Richard sent me this photo by email to restore just the lady and not worry about all the damage around the edges. But I suggested that I cut out the couple and make a new background and that would keep this as a complete photo. So using Photoshop I was able to convert to B&W and using different channel mixes was able to remove all the yellow blotches. I then cleaned up the other damage and created a new background layer. Richard was very happy with the results.
Photo Restoration, New Background and Re-colouring $120 plus prints
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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