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  • Photo Restoration tutorial by Carol Heath, Pixel By PIxel

Photo Restoration video…My Restoration workflow

By |August 21st, 2013|

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 […]

  • Photo Restoration bY Carol Heath, Pixel By Pixel, Melbourne, Australia

A Tricky Restoration

By |July 25th, 2013|

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. […]

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Top Tips for Restoring Photographs

By |June 22nd, 2013|

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 […]

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Restoring Old Documents

By |June 4th, 2013|

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 […]

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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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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Photo Restoration and Retouching Books I LOVE!

By |October 28th, 2011|

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 […]