March 17, 2008

Digital Restoration Example

On the left is a wonderful old photo that is about 100 years old. As you can see it has some serious condition problems including large areas of missing emulsion. The most difficult area to restore was the skirt. I used Photo Shop for the project and several tools were used. First areas of the skirt that were intact were copied and then pasted into the missing areas. The dodge and burn tools were then used to match the pasted portions to the surrounding area. The healing brush was used fix the smaller areas. Finally some touch up had to be drawn with the paintbrush tool.

The healing brush was used for the sky, rocks, sand and water. The final restoration can be seen below.

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