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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Katrin,

The book was extremely helpful, and well laid out. I am using Photoshop 7, and also learned a few tricks with the healing and patch tools from your site. Just wanted to say thanks, and send you my first real attempt at restoring an antique. This is a photo of my dad (on the left) and a few wartime buddies having a little fun at a bar called Slopy Joe's right before they were shipped to the South Pacific. It was taken in Seattle, 1945. I started with the original 4x5 and ended up with an 8x10 that makes a nice print. The healing and patch tools were my greatest allies in this restoration. The biggest problem I had with this photo was the heavy, and uneven grain in the darker areas, which I ended up softening up with a 20 to 40% soft brush.

Thanks again for the great book!
Ferd


Hi Katrin,

I thought I would show you a picture I corrected using techniques I learned from your book, especially one section on correcting color channels. My mom took the photo but was disappointed with the print she got back from the drug store. Light leaked into the camera, I think. I took the 35mm negative and scanned it with an HP 5370C scanner into Photoshop 7.0 where I could work on it. My first instinct was to just crop the picture and cut out the bad stuff, but then I wouldn't have learned anything!

Best regards,
Rob


Correction by David Bryant using Image Calculations


Hi Katrin,

I've read the italian translation of your book "Photohop:Restoration & retouching". I found it very interesting and a good way to improve my Photoshop capabilities. So, i decided to send you my last work in order to have, if possible, your opinion. I'm not a professional photographer, I simply do that for my personal satisfaction and for some friends that ask me if it's possible to restore/retouch their old or damaged photographs.

Thank you for your time.
Luca



Restoration by Irina Sizintseva


Restoration by Luca Traquilli


 

Restoration by Patricia Perlo


Restoration by Patricia Perlo


Restoration by Patricia Perlo


 

Restoration by Patricia Perlo


 
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