The wonders of photo shop - My Dad's photo repaired.

Discussion in 'Photo Restoration' started by spidge, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    My niece found a very old portrait photo of dad amongst my mothers photo's.

    The photo was 50mm x 75mm, cracked in many places and in very poor condition. She decided to have it repaired and presented my brother and myself with a large wooden framed photo 670mmx530mm.

    Absolutely marvellous what can be restored.

    The original now is 20mg so I have made a JPG image on PowerPoint.

    Swallow_FE Portrait.jpg
     
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  2. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Amazing what can be restored today. The result looks great :)
     
  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Priceless. What a lovely present for you both.
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Nice job
     
  5. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    Why Powerpoint? Its not a photo editing package, photoshop is.

    Nice job though.
     
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Great job.
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Why Powerpoint? Its not a photo editing package, photoshop is.

    Nice job though.

    The image I now have is Hi Res and 20mg and will not load onto the forum.

    I copy them onto powerpoint and save the slide as a JPG.

    That photo on the form is only 50kb so you can imagine the quality of the "now" original.


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  8. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Great job, I am trying the same on some of my families early photos and hoping for the same kind of results
     
  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    A pal on another forum did a similar thing for me and removed bad creases and tears on a photo of my Grandfather in Burma. He also touched up a grave memorial I had with some unfortunate 'bird's mess' on it.

    I was thinking of getting the software myself. Is it possible to age modern photos to look older? I have been trying to find contemporary images of my Nan's old flat in Harlesden, but with no luck. My back up plan was to go and photograph it as it is today, then have it altered in Photoshop.

    What's the chances?

    Steve.
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    A pal on another forum did a similar thing for me and removed bad creases and tears on a photo of my Grandfather in Burma. He also touched up a grave memorial I had with some unfortunate 'bird's mess' on it.

    I was thinking of getting the software myself. Is it possible to age modern photos to look older? I have been trying to find contemporary images of my Nan's old flat in Harlesden, but with no luck. My back up plan was to go and photograph it as it is today, then have it altered in Photoshop.

    What's the chances?

    Steve.

    My niece had my photo completed professionally at a great cost I am sure. They say they can do all but make them talk.

    Make the inquiry and see what they can do.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I begin to wonder if we should have a photoshop/restoration forum..?
     
  12. Suribachi

    Suribachi Junior Member

    A pal on another forum did a similar thing for me and removed bad creases and tears on a photo of my Grandfather in Burma. He also touched up a grave memorial I had with some unfortunate 'bird's mess' on it.

    I was thinking of getting the software myself. Is it possible to age modern photos to look older? I have been trying to find contemporary images of my Nan's old flat in Harlesden, but with no luck. My back up plan was to go and photograph it as it is today, then have it altered in Photoshop.

    What's the chances?

    Steve.


    There are many filters included with Photoshop and thousands of third party filters that can age a picture. It is also something you can do yourself with PS. It is a very powerful tool that I have been using for years as a hobby. We aware though it is not cheap and does not have the most user friendly interface. Many of its functions are hidden and not obvious at first.

    Saying that, learning the beast is a rewarding thing.
     
  13. Suribachi

    Suribachi Junior Member

    I begin to wonder if we should have a photoshop/restoration forum..?

    I'd love to help, I have been using the bugger for years.
     
  14. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Sounds like a good idea to me Adam, but would we be putting professionals out of business?
     
  15. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    Is it possible to age modern photos to look older? I have been trying to find contemporary images of my Nan's old flat in Harlesden, but with no luck. My back up plan was to go and photograph it as it is today, then have it altered in Photoshop.

    What's the chances?

    Steve.

    Yes you can. It depends on the image, what route you take, but something along the lines of converting it to grayscale, then adding some filters such as scratches and noise to give the desired effect. if you want to go for a sepia effect, convert the image back to rgb and add a new layer, colour that with a sepia type brown colour and then using other effects to 'overlay' or 'multiply' the colour over the black and white to give a sepia colour. Just make sure when you shoot the actual picture that it looks like photos that were taken in WW2, in their style and so on. Images retouched to look like ww2 images often look false as the technology nowadays is more advanced than they had.

    If you want to make it really look authentic, use an old film camera particularly a box brownie, get some film for it and shoot away. Silverprint in Waterloo is very good for getting film from and can cut film into sheets to fit odd shaped cameras.

    I did a few for a WW2 reenactment group and will post when i can find them.

    I am a designer and photographer so use photoshop all the time. I am available for all retouching, editing, restoration, etc etc. My rates are very reasonable :D:lol:
     
  16. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    I begin to wonder if we should have a photoshop/restoration forum..?

    Sounds like a plan Adam :D
     
  17. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    I did a few for a WW2 reenactment group and will post when i can find them.



    Here you go:
     

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  18. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    I begin to wonder if we should have a photoshop/restoration forum..?


    Excellent idea Adam:):)
     
  19. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a good idea to me Adam, but would we be putting professionals out of business?

    In times of austerity,every little helps:)
     
  20. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Here you go:


    Thanks Nicola,

    Some nice work there. It never ceases to amaze me what computer technology can achieve. I am only in my 40's but never touched a PC until my research kicked in about 4 years ago.

    Steve.
     

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