I hope you are inspired by the book Photoshop Restoration & Retouching and that you would like to share your work with other reader's. Show us how you've taken the techniques in the book and gone further with them. If you send me before and after files (please keep them small, 1 MB in total) of the retouched image I'll post them here in the Reader's Gallery.

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Some of the images are rollovers - please mouse over an image to see the before and after.


Work in Progress by Wayne Palmer


Restored by Mike Loring


Wonderfully restored by Helen Kennedy


Wonderfully restored by Helen Kennedy


The original 2" by 3" photograph of my great grandparents was taken in Denmark in 1891. I started by scanning the photo into Photoshop at 4 inches by 6 inches, to fit in a ready made frame, as suggested in your book. I rebuilt both sets of eyes, by copying eyes from the man's son and grand daughter. I used the free transform tool to flip and adjust the irises of the eyes to fit over the damaged irises. Using the burn tool, I drew in the original shawdows for the eyes. I used feathered selections to copy, paste and flip less damaged parts of the man's coat to restore his left arm and coat.Studying figure drawing helped me redraw the original details on my great grandparents photograph. Thank you again for your wonderful book and time.

Kathleen Simon


Restored by Karen Metrin


Restored by Steven Wilson


Although I've been doing Photoshop for a few years your book restoration and retouching was very very helpful. This photo was taken of my wife's two uncles about 65 years ago as you can see I did some rebuilding as well as retouching using a lot of techniques from your book. I still wanted the photo to have a realistic look keeping the textures,grain etc and trying to keep as original as possible.

Mike in the UK


 

 
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