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    I am new at photo restoration. I am using Photoshop CS. My mother gave me a lot of old photos some of which need some help. I have scanned them all in and have been working on them and have had a decent amount of success.
    I don't know how to attack the attached photo though. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is the one photo out of them all that my mother really wanted to have copies made from. Thanks!
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    Re: Help With a Faded B&W Photo

    Welcome to retouchpro!
    First try to scan the picture in color, their is no info to recover on the right side.

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      Re: Help With a Faded B&W Photo

      Hook, I am assuming from the dark spots in the blown out portion to the lower right that either you have a real dirty scan bed or that the scan is pretty true to the origional. I think likely the latter so I took a quick run at it for you. pretty staight forward; curves, multiply layer masked out in dark places, un sharp mask, remove noise.
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        Re: Help With a Faded B&W Photo

        The scan bed was clean. The original was not in good shape. Thanks for the info!

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          Re: Help With a Faded B&W Photo

          Originally posted by john718 View Post
          Welcome to retouchpro!
          First try to scan the picture in color, their is no info to recover on the right side.
          I would do that + I would use gradients, levels & most of the retouching tools.
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            Re: Help With a Faded B&W Photo

            Thought I would give this a try while waiting for the new scan..
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