Senior Member Plugsnpixels suggested I post "before & after" views in order to better judge the overall effect, where improvements are needed, etc. The picture attached here was originally on some very lightweight, almost flimsy paper that reminded me of the kind of newsprint they use in color supplements or ad flyers in the Sunday papers. It was made at a studio where they provide lots of different props for the customers to pose with. I did a fairly high-res (600dpi) scan, since my intent was to be able to print it once I'd done whatever I could do with it. Snapfish did the actual printing (a 12x18 poster) which I never saw because I arranged to have it sent directly to my brother-in-law in Chicago who'd asked me to try restoring it in the first place; he was pretty happy with it so I guess it turned out OK. But I'm just as interested in knowing if I was on the right track, and what could have been done better. Thanks!