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Restoration

Texture Matching

October 7, 2009

Something I’ve noticed about digital photo restoration tutorials: we do seem to love our “good old dependables”! We embrace our Clone Stamp and Patch Tools, revere our healing brushes and [More]

Neener’s Nifty Mold Removal

September 30, 2009

Fact: Mold can be hazardous to your health. It doesn’t do a whole lot for your photos, either. I’ve been working many months on a really good, useable method of digital mold removal. [More]

Neener's Nifty Mold Removal

September 30, 2009

Fact: Mold can be hazardous to your health. It doesn’t do a whole lot for your photos, either. I’ve been working many months on a really good, useable method of digital mold removal. [More]

Welcome To Photoshop

September 24, 2009

photoshop  (v.)”to edit an image using a computer program,” 1992, originally in ref. to Photoshop, a bitmap graphics editor trademarked and published by Adobe, released in 1990.” [More]

Fading Back

September 23, 2009

As a digital photo restoration artist I don’t always get to work on the two things I love most: old photos and really badly damaged old photos. Sometimes I have to do “ordinary” [More]

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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