Easter Hours

Please see below for opening times and dates for the Easter Holidays. If you need any restorations or Photoshop work over these dates please contact me by email and I will replay as soon as I am able. 
Wednesday 23rd
OPEN
Thursday 24th
Closed
Friday 25th
Closed
Saturday 26th
Closed
Sunday 27th
Closed
Monday 28th
Closed
Tuesday 29th
OPEN

Speed Machine!

Margret from Auckland brought in this wonderful old photo for restoration. It was in a poor state and in need of some PixelFIXING. Using Photoshop I was able to remove the discolouration using hue and saturation layer combined with black and white adjustment layer. Then it was mostly a few hours of cloning and healing to remove the numerous small blemishes. 

Hi Richard,  Great job.
​-Margret

Pedal Power!!

 

Tony had competed at a very high level but only had this very small ‘contact sheet’ image from  which he wanted me to make a decent sized photo print. The black and white contact print also had some damage and neg number in written on the image. a staple mark also needed to be removed. But after restoring this photo in photo shop I was able to produce and proper sized photo for Tony to put on display.

Looks good,
-Tony

black and white cycling photo restoration.

black and white cycling photo restoration. Light restoration- $40 plus prints

Baby Face

 

Rachael brought me this very badly damaged photo that had become stuck to the glass because of moisture. Unfortunately she had tried to remove it from the glass and in the process removed part of the surface from the photo. It was also very badly faded and had hundreds of tiny cracks running through the surface.
In Photoshop I added a new background, used the stamp and healing brush to work away as much of the cracks and surface damage as possible then worked on replacing the colour.  Over 3 days and 12 hours later we had this.

Dogs on Canvases 

 

Over Christmas I had quite a few orders for canvases. This one below was from Georgina from Auckland who wanted to give her boyfriend this wonderful photo as a Christmas gift. I had to clean up the image and remove the glare in Photoshop. I also created a new background for the photo as well.

Hi Richard
It looks great! Thank you
Georgina

Recoloured old classic

 

Chelsea brought in this wonderful but tired old photo. This is a classic example of an old studio photograph that was originally black and white and then was painted by hand with colour. The colour for this little boy had faded very badly over the many years and was in need or recolouring. I first cleaned up the image with clone and healing tools and then repainted the photo with different colour and soft light layers in Photoshop.


It looks AMAZING ! You have done such a awesome job i love how you have left the background as is. Thank you.

Photo Restoration

Medium Photo Restoration $180 plus prints

Wow, yeah….. WOW

 

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

Old soldier photo restoration - Pixelfix Auckland

Medium Restoration : Cost = $90 + print : Time 3-4 hours.

Bring Back The Colour!

 

Cheryl brought in this wonderful photo for restoration. It needs some colour restoration and through Photoshop I was able to use the channels to isolate the bad yellow staining and remove it. Then using curves, hue & saturation and a few selective colour adjustments layers we had this much improved final photo which Cheryl was surprised and delighted with.

I shall have to use your services again!! – Cheryl

Colour restoration of old photo.

Medium colour photo restoration $75

Look how this turned out!

 

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 before and after example

Photo Restoration with background replaced

Omana Beach

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. 

Hi Richard, 
Look great, will put money in today.
Cheers Richard

Repeat orders

 

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. 

Is this the biggest restoration this year?

 

At over a meter high and with extreme fading discolouration and multiple areas of surface damage to such a detailed and colourful photograph, this must rank as the largest restoration job this year. Abigail is herself a photographer and  brought me this wonderful family portrait to be digitally restored on behalf of her father.

The level of difficulty is very high because of the detail and colour. If this had of been black and white then it may have been a different story. But although it took nearly 3 weeks to complete and a number of proofs were made this is the final restoration. It took 34 layers in Photoshop which included numerous curves adjustment layers to tackle the discoloured highlight areas which had turned blue. The finished restoration was then framed and delivered back to the Abigail’s father.

Her father actually called me once he received the finished restoration to personally thank me. It is now hanging back up on the wall is being enjoyed once more.

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