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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.

Restoring Wood Grain

September 16, 2009

When restoring old photos, you’ll likely run into more than a few wood floors. In early portraits, mostly the 1860 -1870 variety, the studios themselves often had wood plank flooring. [More]

Glamor In Restoration

September 9, 2009

Does beauty retouching have any place in photo restoration? Well, up to a certain point, yes! We can smooth out the skin, sometimes, as far as removing texture and pixelation, but must be very [More]

Into The Fade

September 2, 2009

Last week I was asked to show an alternate method of bringing back faded photos besides that good old reliable Layer Blend Mode, Multiply. Let’s face it, even though that fix has been around [More]

Scanning For Restoration

August 26, 2009

So, you’ve got this great old photo you want to restore. What are the steps you need to take to get it into your computer so you can perform some Photoshop magic? Is the photo in fairly good [More]

The Long And Winding Road

August 19, 2009

by Janine Smith The use of the postcard first began in 1861 when a copyright was issued to one John P. Charlton of Philadelphia, Pa. The first cards, called “postal cards” or “postals”, were [More]

Masking the Facts

August 12, 2009

TipSquirrel once again welcomes award winning restorationist Janine Smith. Here, in my third and final homage to Calculations, I revisit the theme that first led to my epiphany. In his brilliant [More]

Blend-O-Rama

August 5, 2009

Calculations as a Channel Blender! Huh! Who knew? Probably a lot of people, but it’s pretty new to me! Suffice it to say I’m not one of those who gets a new toy and rushes off to write [More]

Do The Math

July 29, 2009

When I look back at all the things I didn’t do in my life because math was involved, it makes me shudder. I didn’t go on to attain copious amounts of higher education and strings of [More]

Curve A-Peel

July 22, 2009

(Many thanks to my friend Tipsy for including me on his Tip Squirrel team! I’m more honored than I can say!) These past few weeks have found me so inundated with restoration work I was unable [More]
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