Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

Advice on Where to Start

Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2015, 09:17 AM
felinawi felinawi is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Posts: 21
Cool Advice on Where to Start

There is a lot of fading and other issues but my main question to start is what would be the easiest way to get rid of the liquid / water / splash damage? And thoughts and / or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Here is a link to the image -
Reply With Quote top
Old 12-02-2015, 10:36 PM
SCS SCS is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 4
Re: Advice on Where to Start

I would start with the "Levels" to darken and then simply start restoring with manual processes including full range of tools (Healing, Dodge, Burn etc). Using the odd filter option to reduce some noise (but probably wont make much difference).

For me this would be mostly a manual process for restore. Some channel adjustments will help but each person will have different ideas on how to work this one im sure :-)

I might have a play later, time permitting with your image to see how to improve.
Reply With Quote top
Old 12-02-2015, 10:53 PM
SCS SCS is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 4
Re: Advice on Where to Start

Also in this image i would definitely replicate the image in multiple layers and add various aspects of effects (levels, saturation etc) and blend each layer differently such as for example linear dodge. The opacity of duplicate layers will then give you a good idea of how it could look moving towards color restore. You can then work on each layer you think is looking better tones. This is an awesome picture by the way. Will look great finished.

I added a small thumb image to show the quick change using levels and then duplicating layer with linear dodge to new layer...leaving just the time consuming manual retouch to be done.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg photoretouchcom-felinawi.jpg (15.7 KB, 45 views)
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice Gil Balden Photo Restoration 0 12-01-2014 04:40 PM
Advice on what hardware to buy to start. Bristolpaul1 Hardware 2 07-08-2013 06:16 AM
Job advice on background & mannequin removal zj_art Work/Jobs 1 04-11-2013 06:27 AM
Help and Advice Needed on this photo felinawi Photo Restoration 8 06-03-2012 12:08 PM
Advice on starting out JenniferCameron Work/Jobs 4 11-12-2010 09:56 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved