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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.
Medium restoration – Cost : $120 plus print
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
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.
www.PixelFIX.co.nz photo restoration is just one part of my business. I am also a professional photographer, my company name is PixlBOX and I have just received the new marketing materials that I am going to be displaying at the front of my property. Nice, don’t you think?
Photography and photo restoration marketing materials.
When Summers were always hot and the lemonade was also fresh! This wonderful old photo was sent in by Glenda and in desperate need of some restoration. There were thousands of tiny cracks and some large creases that has destroyed some of the photo. But with the magic of Photoshop and also 5-6 hours of slow and steady work. I was able to full restore this wonderful old photo so that the memories of those wonderful summers could be shared for many years to come.
Helen brought in these wonderful old photographs from England that she has purchased to add to her collection. The largest was over a metre long and they were taken almost 100 years ago. After restoring the photos I also framed them and this is the final result.
I created a new channel on You tube to highlight some of my photo restorations, repair and re-touching. I hope you like them.
This week saw the arrival of my new scanner. The old one was an HP model but that failed on me a couple of months ago so this new Epson model does large format negative scanning as well as photo and document scanning. The quality is really much improved over the old HP model. Good photo restorations all start with the quality of the original scan and so PixelFIX photo restorations will now have a much better starting point.