Registered: November 2005 Location: England UK Posts: 54 users gallery
Balanced image with levels on the faded part to restore even tone. Restored scratches and marks with much cloning and patch tool and heal brushes. Once the cleanup was done I set about putting some life back into the photo. I cooled down the shadows with a colour adjustment later, and warmed up the highlights. Burned the shadows around ill defined areas, around the boy and around the bushes. Lastly added a high pass sharpen and layer mask, where I revealed selective areas to sharp. Used the same mask but inverted and reduced noise with dust and scratches. Then added back in the old damaged area for the frame.