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Now this one was a challenge.

By |April 14th, 2012|

To look at this photograph you would not think it would rate as one of the most challenging images I have ever had to restore. It doesn’t have large sections missing and it isn’t so faded it it barely visible.  It is however covered in tiny spots and stains.  In fact, when I fist saw […]

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Creating a GIF Animation Using Photoshop Elements

By |April 2nd, 2012|

I had a request for a quick tutorial today so here it is (unedited, warts and all)  My quick tutorial for creating a gif animation using Photoshop Elements.

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First Impressions Count

By |April 1st, 2012|

“First impressions Count”;  A saying that website owners should remind themselves of when promoting their brand and something they should remind themselves of regularly as their businesses evolve.  Are your website visitors getting the right impression of your product or service?  If not, perhaps it is time for a makeover.

I had a new website professionally […]

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Hidden Treasure

By |March 29th, 2012|

It’s amazing how much information can be found in images, faded by time.  This photograph was presented to me recently;  the owner fully aware of how faded it had become and appreciative of any attempt to restore it.  My comments to her when I first scanned it were something along the lines of, “great news! […]

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Oh! Veronica……How Charming

By |February 27th, 2012|

A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of photographing a few items from the adorable range of little girls dresses at Oh! Veronica, ‘a sassy new label offering handmade boutique keepsake dresses and girls tops’.   The session was spread out over a couple of evenings because our lovely model has just started […]

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Sometimes images are just too fragile to scan

By |February 8th, 2012|

I prefer to scan my images for restoration where possible but with this one, it simply wasn’t an option…..for two reasons;

The image was presented to me while on holidays.  I didn’t have access to my scanner or computer and even if I did it would have involved removing the image from the deeply matted frame […]

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Hmmm……Polaroid Photos

By |January 25th, 2012|

Polaroid photos have never been noted for their superior quality and the one taken of my son today at the MCG by organisers of the cricket clinic he attended with the Victorian Bushrangers is no exception.  In fact, it’s pretty horrible.  The composition and lighting are fine and it’s a great memento of my son […]

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Five Minute Fix: Sharpening with the High Pass Filter

By |January 6th, 2012|

There are numerous methods for sharpening an image in Photoshop.  The High Pass filter is one of my favourites.  This short video tutorial demonstrates just how easy it is.  I’m using Photoshop CS5 in this tutorial, but the same method applies to Photoshop Elements or other versions of Photoshop.

This is my first video tutorial.  I […]

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Why scan RGB?

By |January 5th, 2012|

I use this image in my Photo Restoration courses.  It is badly stained and on first glance, looks like it would take hours to restore.  And had I scanned it as a greyscale image it probably would.

But I never scan photographic images in greyscale.  I’m a big fan of RGB (red, green blue).  Let me […]

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Ah, I can only dream. Can ‘flat-lay’ photography really be this easy?

By |January 3rd, 2012|

The answer is yes but sadly I don’t need to ask to know that one of these babies would be beyond my budget.

Among the many tasks I perform at Pixel By Pixel is flat lay product photography. You know?  those images of clothing you see in catalogues and in online stores?  Designers, manufacturers and online […]

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Amby Baby Hammocks website images

By |January 2nd, 2012|

A few months ago, Trish from Amby Baby Hammocks contacted me requesting images for the front page of her new website. She had already had the product images taken for her shopping cart but wanted inviting, fresh, bright images for the front page. This is after all the first impression that visitors to her […]

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In Need Of a Little TLC

By |January 1st, 2012|

I come across quite a few images like this one; quite obviously treasured by the owner but in need of a little TLC. Restoration wasn't particularly difficult in this case but it was time consuming.