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730 5,750
Photo Restoration
Repairing damaged photos
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Last Post: Photo restore
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Creating images without photos, using Photoshop or other programs
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Both digital and film. Discussions about cameras, gear, exposure, technique, and sharing your photography
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646 7,041
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Photo-Based Art
Emulating natural-media painting techniques
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HDR, Panoramas and Tone Mapping
Merging several different exposures into a single image
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164 1,162
The place to get serious, in-depth analysis and opinions of your work
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1,746 13,220
Image Help
Got a problem image? Don't know where to begin? Upload images and ask our users what they think or if they can help
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2,933 23,679
Scanning, printing, color management, and discussing best practices for control and repeatability
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735 4,937
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History, Conservation, and Repair
The history of photographic prints, and how best to care for and repair them.
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187 1,232
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Community Art Project where multiple players pass an image along until it is completed
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71 1,244
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Retouching contests to challenge your skills and learn from others. Prizes for the winners!
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259 7,107
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Miscellaneous fun projects to help enhance your digital skills
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143 1,422
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Exploration of a single feature or technique, illustrated with user examples
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  • Pixelshaw
    How many hours to restore this image?
    by Pixelshaw
    Just wanted to check how long people would be spending to do a FULL detailed restoration of this image. Including straightening out all the distortions etc. Also, once restored how long to add colour?
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    07-20-2021, 11:30 PM
  • Ksen
    Retouching questions♡
    by Ksen
    Hello, I'm really new to retouching so forgive me if I have seally questions.
    I attached two pictures for u to see what I mean:
    the first question is how to achieve the same skin texture consistency(like in the picture of the woman with the purple lipstick)
    the second question is how...
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    07-20-2021, 11:48 AM
  • bexar
    Resto questions
    by bexar

    I've attached a photo of my late father-in-law (viewers far left). He was a Dispatch Rider in the British Army during WW II. This copy has not been changed in any manner. I usually do a levels/curves approach first, then go on to repair. However, there appears to be a lot of grain/noise/grunge...
    07-12-2021, 08:06 PM

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  • Leeroy
    Photo restore
    by Leeroy
    Hi Im new to restoring photos, im using adobe photoshop. I have a few old photos with damage and noise iv been able to edit and retouch. I have this photo of my mum and nan. Is there anything I can do to make the colours better and to make out details including the faces better. I have tried a few things...
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    02-09-2021, 12:30 PM