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Dark II; Photoshop’s Layer Blend Modes

June 30, 2010

Ok, here’s the deal: There’s more than one way to do 99.9% of anything you do in Photoshop. I think there may be only one way of turning it on and off, I could be wrong. It’s my belief, [More]

Lightening A Dark Photo

June 16, 2010

Do you have any photos in your collection that are very dark? That doesn’t mean they’re a lost cause! Here’s just one way to lighten them up! For this method, we’ll employ one of my favorite [More]

Retouching Technique in Restoration

June 9, 2010

The Restorationist Janine Smith is never short of an idea or two when it comes to bringing life back into an old photograph. Here she takes inspiration from a technique that is most commonly used in [More]

Replacing Sky Part 2

June 2, 2010

This post was previously seen yesterday at Wetzel and Company. Find out why at the end of this post. Something happens to old photos of a certain age: The sky disappears. Just completely up and [More]

Restoration Using Photoshop’s Color Channels

May 19, 2010

The Restorationist Janine Smith continues her foray into the world of video tutorials with this brilliantly effective, yet simple to achieve, restoration using the color channels. This easy to follow [More]

Restoration Using Photoshop's Color Channels

May 19, 2010

The Restorationist Janine Smith continues her foray into the world of video tutorials with this brilliantly effective, yet simple to achieve, restoration using the color channels. This easy to follow [More]

Q & A With The Restorationist Janine Smith

May 12, 2010

This week, with the indulgence of the Honorable Mr. Squirrel and you, the reader, I’m going to attempt to answer a few questions. You see, I get asked these particular questions a lot, on a fairly [More]

Q & A With The Restorationist Janine Smith

May 12, 2010

This week, with the indulgence of the Honorable Mr. Squirrel and you, the reader, I’m going to attempt to answer a few questions. You see, I get asked these particular questions a lot, on a fairly [More]

Use FFT To Reduce Texture

April 28, 2010

Anyone that knows me knows I never lost that trait found mostly in children around the two year mark, known as the “Why gene”. I don’t want to just know that something works; I want to know why [More]

Photoshop CS5 – Content Aware Fill

April 14, 2010

Yesterday we saw the improvements to Adobe Bridge, today Restorationist Janine Smith looks at the Content Aware Fill We’ve been hearing about the wonder that is Content Aware Fill for quite [More]

The Myth Of Fingerprints

March 31, 2010

There was a bit of a debate among the genealogical community a couple of weeks ago as to the correct way to handle old photographs, documents and other artifacts. Was it the time honored method of [More]

Are You Quality?

March 24, 2010

“We are what we repeatedly do” ~Aristotle Caveat Emptor No doubt about it, this is the age of quantity! We want it all, preferably for less, and we want it now! How many of us pass up the [More]

Straightening With Lens Correction

March 17, 2010

I’ve gotten quite a lot of questions, lately, about straightening photos. When it comes to old photos, especially those taken outside, without benefit of a tripod, you’re going to, [More]

Age Spots

March 10, 2010

There are tons of digital photo restoration tutorials online these days, on fixing torn pieces on old photos, and matching colors when adding things to the photo. One recent tutorial put torn pieces [More]
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