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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.

Book Review: A Village Lost & Found

23/06/2010

In a bit of a break from the Photoshop related content usually found on TipSquirrel.com, but still in the realm of vintage photographs in which I’m known to dwell, I offer to you, today, a peek [More]

Book Review: A Village Lost & Found

23/06/2010

In a bit of a break from the Photoshop related content usually found on TipSquirrel.com, but still in the realm of vintage photographs in which I’m known to dwell, I offer to you, today, a peek [More]

Lightening A Dark Photo

16/06/2010

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

09/06/2010

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

02/06/2010

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]

Replacing a Sky with Photoshop

26/05/2010

Sometimes it’s necessary to replace elements in a photograph. Sometimes it’s just fun! Whether for fun or necessity, here’s a fairly easy way to go about replacing a piece of a photo, in this [More]

Restoration Using Photoshop's Color Channels

19/05/2010

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

19/05/2010

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

12/05/2010

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

12/05/2010

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

28/04/2010

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 Healing Brush

21/04/2010

In some ways, this week’s article is a continuation of last week’s look at Content Aware Fill, because the Content Aware Healing Brush is sort of the same thing…um…right? Right. And wrong. In [More]

Photoshop CS5 – Content Aware Fill

14/04/2010

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]

Cube-ism

07/04/2010

Have you ever wanted to put a photo into a (virtual) picture frame and just had a heck of a time doing it? No? Am I the only moron on board? I actually spent untold hours trimming around edges of [More]
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