Old family photos were sorted out and some were picked for restoration and framing. To begin the restoration process, photographs were scanned at a high resolution capturing a digital image file which could then be transferred to a computer for manipulation by software that is designed expressly for photo processing. From here the restoration and retouching artfully takes place by hand. Below are some before and after examples.
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Original scan on left. Artistic addition to upper torso added. Color was added to figure and a gradated background finished up the restoration from a stark black and white to a warm-toned presentation.
Original scan of old copper plate on left. Labor intensive resotration and recreation follows.
Color was added producting a sepia effect.
Original scan on left. Background completely removed. Color was added to figure and a custom background was added by hand creating a unique overall appearance.
Original scan on left. After retouching photo, the size was increased and the border and photographers
studio logo was added.
Original scan of 1″ tin-type on left. Addition to upper torso was needed to accomodate an oval frame. Aged background’s “crackled” appearance was preserved.