Did you see...

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.

The Myth Of Fingerprints

31/03/2010

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?

24/03/2010

“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

17/03/2010

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

10/03/2010

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]

Painting With Photo Filters

03/03/2010

Do you have some of those 70’s era color photo’s that just look tired? Here’s an easy way to paint a little life back into them using photo filters! For the purposes of this [More]

Striking Silver

24/02/2010

Up until the 1960’s, when resin coating became the norm and gave photo paper a smooth, shiny look and feel, photos were commonly developed using the silver gelatin dry plate process, caused by [More]

A Duo Of Duotones

17/02/2010

A subtle overlay of color can really perk up a flat black & white image. A two color overlay, composed of (usually) black and another color, called Duotone, and three color, black and two other [More]

'Painting' A Better Black & White

10/02/2010

Last week we looked at one way of improving a grayscale image by bring back, and tweaking, color channels. This week, we’ll enliven a flat black and white image by “painting” in tones. This [More]

Upscaling Grayscale

03/02/2010

Although it’s eminently preferable to scan all your old photos in color, sometimes we don’t have the luxury of that choice. Sometimes we only have access to grayscale scans of photos, for [More]

No Flipping Photoshop

27/01/2010

Without a doubt, the hardest damage to restore in a photo is damage to people, especially faces. It’s also, without a doubt this area that is also the most important. No matter how devastating [More]

Photo to Photo-Portrait in Photoshop

20/01/2010

Wednesday wouldn’t be the same without Janine Smith (@landailyn)  On Monday I had a tutorial up on Firgs awesome place, Design By Firgs, a photo-to-drawing project the was inspired by Bert [More]

The Picture on the Wall (pt 2)

13/01/2010

In the second tutorial on problems that can be found when taking a picture of a picture hanging on a wall we’ll cover glass glare. Glass glare can come in many forms, such as the glare made by [More]

The Picture on the Wall (pt. 1)

06/01/2010

(Authors Note: My New Years resolution is to try and keep my tutorials a bit shorter. I’ve started off quite well,if I say so myself, but I feel I must warn you: My New Year resolutions usually [More]

Texas Snowman

23/12/2009

I’m diverting from the restoration tutorials because, well, it’s Winter and I want to build a snowman! The only problem with that is that I live in North Central Texas and if we ever do [More]

Repairing Ink Blots

16/12/2009

Bad things happen. Bad things even happen to our photos. Bad things like…ink. So when the bad thing happens, how do you go about fixing it? The first thing to remember is to not try to wipe it [More]
1 4 5 6 7 8