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    Hi everyone i havent touched photoshop in a few years only for the project to come along my grandmother could not find this for years and sadly she has passed and i happened to come across this any input would be great would love to restore this thanks guys

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    Do you have a link to your image or
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      Picture attached

      Last edited by pedropan; 08-15-2019, 04:45 AM. Reason: link


      • #4
        any help? or suggestions please


        • #5
          You just gave me a great idea. In our family real estate in Sanremo, Italy here we have plenty of old photos of our family members and it would be great to restore it. Now I know what to do when I have an extra free time on my hands.


          • #6
            Hi, The better way to restore or repair grandmother, grandfather photo with the help of photo repair software. This software fixes corrupt , damaged photos with easy and simple steps. I hope you can try the demo version for verifying the preview of repaired photos.


            • #7
              Hi Pedropan. I definitely think you can restore your photo. Thanks for posting your image. My first suggestion would be if you still have the image that you scan it in colour and then convert it to black and white. As you mention you haven't used photoshop for a while I should not let that put you off because while the tools have been refined it still works in the same way and most of the tools you would have used in the past are still being used today. I am assuming that you will already know its a good idea to work in layers and keep the original image on the bottom untouched adding adjustment layers and fix layers above. The reason I suggest you scan the image in colour is this gives you the option of playing with the different colour channels to increase detail and reduce damage - when you convert it to black and white using the channel mixer or black and white adjustment layer - this doesn't always work but sometimes it does and is worth a try. The other thing you can do is increase the contrast and overall brightness of the image by using levels and finding the black and white points of the image. Now for the more specific damage - the tears and folds. I would use a combination of clone stamp brush, healing brush (much improved these days) and spot healing brush to cover over these areas carefully sampling from similar good areas in the image. There is also the option of the patch tool - but that is probably better for larger areas - but its a matter of experimentation and trail and error to see which works best in your situation. The really good thing about this image is the damage does not seem to have distorted the image so there is no work to do there. Finally once it is all finished maybe a high pass sharpen to finish. If the grain bothers you too much - some images suit it some don't you could always try reducing the noise using the reduce noise filter or in camera raw. Good luck - this really just requires time and patience but I think it will be well worth it in the end.


              • #8
                Hi Pedropan:
                Photoshop is certainly capable of restoring this image.You only need a few PS tools, lots of patience, and time. I worked on it a little over an hour - used only the spot healing brush, clone tool, and at times, copied pieces of the image from one side of the face, flipped it, and then pasted it over the other damaged areas. Again, this takes time, patience, and a bit of experimentation.
                Check out some videos on YouTube with the key words "photo restoration". You'll have a quite a few to lead you.
                It's so important to save these images - there is a history there than can be told with these photos. Do the work - it is an incredible reward to see what can be saved.
                - Jeff

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