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Articles by Janine Smith

About Janine Smith (114 Articles)
Janine Smith is the owner of Landailyn Research and Restoration, a Fort Worth, Texas based company whose services include family history research and photo restoration. Janine honed her skills in restoring badly damaged photos as a volunteer with Operation Photo Rescue, a non-profit organization whose mission is to repair photographs damaged by unforeseen circumstances such as house fires and natural disasters. <br> Janine’s work is well-known in the world of genealogical and historical societies, museums, libraries, university archives, and non-profit organizations; appearing on the board of directors for several organizations and institutions. She is a sought-after lecturer on photo restoration and preservation to libraries, genealogical and historical societies. <br> In addition to being a Lynda.com author, Janine is the author of many articles on research and restoration appearing in newspapers and magazines, both on and offline. Janine's history and photo restoration columns appear regularly on TipSquirrel.com and in the popular Shades Of The Departed Digital Magazine. <br> Janine is the winner of the 2010 “Photoshop User Award” in the photo-restoration category.

All Kinds of Flips

June 29, 2011

I used to run around like a chicken with my head cut off looking for images with obliterated eyes to practice flipping off…I mean flipping eyes, but then it hit me, duh! [More]

Rebuilding From (Practically) Nothing

June 15, 2011

Janine’s latest course at Lynda.com is; Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos Click here for a 7-day free trial and give it a go! [Authors note: The image used in this article is not [More]

Keeping Things in Perspective

June 1, 2011

When you’re taking images of pictures on walls for archival or restoration purposes, be sure to take several shots from different angles so you have a better chance of combining them into a great [More]

Silver and Gold Text in Photoshop Elements

May 18, 2011

A friend asked me, this past week, if I knew of any gold or silver fonts I could tell her of. Naturally, I explained that fonts aren’t of any particular color, but are rendered in the color you [More]

Quick Tip: Photoshop Variations

April 20, 2011

NB: Variations is not available in the CS5 64bit Mac version. Variations is the Rodney Dangerfield of Photoshop; it just doesn’t get any respect! I tend to think it’s because there are so many [More]

Review: Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner

April 6, 2011

I’ve spent the last few months working with the Epson Perfection V700 Photo (V700), courtesy of the wonderful folks at Epson, and am finally ready (I think!) to share my opinion of this marvel of [More]

Simple Stain Remover in Photoshop

March 23, 2011

You’re stumped, you’ve met your match, you don’t know what to do – have you ever felt like that when you see a photo, or a particular area on a photo? I’m sure you have! I know I have, and [More]

Quick Tone Photoshop Technique

February 23, 2011

In this video tutorial,The Restorationist Janine Smith takes a restoration project and uses a combination of curves and Blend mode to bring out the detail of her image. [More]

A Photoshop Photo Pile-up

February 9, 2011

In this follow-up to the inlaid tabletop we made last time, we'll make a simple frame and duplicate it to make a heap of photos. We'll then add our family photos and lay them all on the table. [More]

1838 Window to the Past

February 5, 2011

There is one particular daguerreotype that has always fascinated me. It was taken by Louis Daguerre himself, and is the very first photograph known to show a human being! This photo was taken in 1838. 1838!! That’s 173 years old!! Think about how amazing that is: a photograph taken a mere fifty-five years after the American Revolution and [...] [More]

Wood Inlay in Photoshop

January 26, 2011

  Recently my fellow Photoshop Nut, Gavin Hoey, posted a great tutorial on an Out of Bounds effect that I loved. Just for fun, I decided to use the technique on an old photo and change the [More]

HDR Sharpening in Photoshop

December 22, 2010

I recently put a photo up on Facebook and Twitter that generated a lot of buzz, using HDR Toning in Photoshop CS5 as a way to sharpen old photos. I discovered this method while working on the Adobe [More]

Win A Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

December 13, 2010

Sorry. This competition is now closed TipSquirrel and the Rocky Mountain Ventures Company are joining to together to give our lucky readers the chance to win a Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner! If you [More]
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