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Please give advise on how to restore this photo
Thank you - here is a link to the photo
Re: Please give advise on how to restore this phot
Before you begin, make sure you get the highest quality scan you can.
1. Scan in very high/highest resolution.
2. Scan at 16-bit (might be called 48-bit).
3. Turn off any automatic adjustments ("auto tone", etc.).
4. Save it to TIFF (or another lossless format like PSD/PNG).
5. Do not save it to JPEG at any point.
On a new layer, use the clone stamp tool and (mostly) healing brush to clean up stains/dust/scratches. Make sure the tool is set to sample "current and below" so it will work on a blank layer.
Now add a Curves adjustment layer (on top). Use it to adjust brightness/contrast/color. Be gentle.
Use a Vibrance adjustment layer (on top) to adjust Vibrance/Saturation.
You should also perform some sharpening (method is up to you...).
For the text, it appears the ink used to draw it sort of collected into little beads instead of soaking into the paper (glossy surface?).
You might have to redraw it. If so, try carefully crafting it with the pen tool and then stroking the path (on a new layer - below your adjustment layers).
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