I am often asked if I can share my workflow when restoring images. This is not always easy because no two images are alike and I often progress with tasks in varying order. Mostly, I will correct exposure and colour before progressing to the repair of tears, spots, scratches etc. This is because many of […]
In the past few weeks I have had some very difficult images to restore. There were even times when I doubted my own ability as a restorer but I persisted and would love to share this particular image with you.
The original image appears to have been water damaged and at one time stuck behind glass. […]
Top Tips for Restoring Photographs
I love my job as a photo restorer. It is such gratifying work. It can also however be very time consuming and sometimes even a little stressful. Following are just a few useful tips to guide you with your photo restoration tasks.
1. Begin with the best […]
When it comes to restoring documents, I treat them just as I do photographs. This certificate had seen better days; torn in two, sections missing and water damage. The owner wanted a restored copy for display.
I began by scanning each piece individually then stitching them together. This was the easy part.
Next came the restoration. I […]
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 […]
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 […]
Apart form one short course back in 2000, I am completely self taught when it comes to Photoshop. I learnt from necessity when I was teaching in high schools, staying just one step ahead of my tech savvy students. It wasn’t until I started my business and in particular restoring photographs that I realised how […]