Need Help Restoring Old Photo

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by Scotty_R, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Scotty_R

    Scotty_R

    370
    Jan 1, 2006
    Virginia
    I have an old black and white photograph that needs restoration. The original photo is only about 3x3, and I created a high resolution scan so I could hopefully restore it. Of course, it is not well focused (think Brownie circa 1950s). The restoration is well beyond my ability and I was hoping that someone here might want to take a crack at it. I'm happy to pay for anyone's time that feels they can do the job.

    This is a low resolution copy of the original...any takers?

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  2. Send it over Scotty, geoffwalkernzatgmaildotcm.
    I'll look at it in the morning - 10pm here.
    Is that you ??? LOL
     
  3. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
  4. My try

    Just used the clone stamp and straightened the horizon a bit. Finished with a bit of sepia toning to "age" it a bit. You could crop if you wish but I retained as much of the original as possible. Hope this is similar to what you were looking for. :smile:

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  5. rbellphoto

    rbellphoto

    631
    Jun 8, 2006
    SoCal
    Obviously a hi-res version would produce better results, but here's a quickie retouch...

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  6. Scotty,
    Here is my go with it, also sent by email.
    All the best.....

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  7. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Hi Scotty......received your e mail today

    Have your full res version in b/w and/or colour...whichever you prefer...

    Hope it is ok...

    Here is the colour try

    Best wishes

    Ray

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  8. Now that is a beauty Ray !!
     
  9. Nicely done Ray!
     
  10. Basic contrast fixes, straightened, and scratches repaired. I hope this helps. Email sent.

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