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Designer: marjohn
Tags: marjohn, daddy, old photos, b&w, black & white
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Here is a page that I'm going to add to the book I'm doing for my mother... These photos are of my father when he was a child. I can't restore much more than I already have, but I think they're okay... comments????? ideas????? suggestions????

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audosborne, at 04:13PM on Tuesday June 03, 2008
Great LO. The pictures look very good. Can you tell me what you did to restore them?
marjohn, at 01:36AM on Wednesday June 04, 2008
I use Photoshop CS3 and used the blending tool---I blew up the pictures so that I could see each individual pixel and then blended those that were speckled or worn. Then, I changed the brightness & contrast to better match the true black & white photos of the day. Once that had been done, I used the clone tool to correct the tears and the water stains. I can't figure out how to get the white spot out of his baby picture, but I'll let you know as soon as I figure it out. I know that Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 has MANY of the same features as CS3 for around $80...
audosborne, at 03:52PM on Wednesday June 04, 2008
Thanks for the info. I'm going to have to look into that as I have a lot of old faded photos.
RABIDFOX, at 07:26PM on Tuesday August 12, 2008
To get the white spot out of the baby picture in the middle of your page I would suggest using the clone stamp found in Photoshop CS3. It's a little tricky at first, but easy after you have the basics down. The tool looks like a stamper. You will need to select your tool, & move to an area of the grass you'd like to copy. Hold down the alt key while at the same time left clicking with your mouse. Take your finger off of alt & the mouse. Move to the white spot, left click & move the mouse. You will see a + in the area you are copying. If you don't like what you've done, ctrl-z & try again. If all else fails, lasso an area of grass & sky, copy & paste it over the white spot. You may also want to desaturate all of the images so they are all b&w or desaturate & then sepia tone all of them. If you need further help please let me know: I bet your mom will cry when she see this gift! ~ Rachel

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