Restoration can be an
exciting process, both for the artist and the client.
The method that we use is
what you might call "digital painting". Our arsenal of tools include
professional grade software capable of several "blanket" filter effects.
However, even though these tools can provide a decent result, we have found that
the highest quality outcome (for both restoration and retouching) comes only
from hand painting, digitally.
Current project underway
The smallest (in size only) project yet.
This is a locket photo taken in 1911 I believe. Measuring smaller than my
thumbnail at about a 1/2 inch square. We will be attempting a restoration
and enlargement to a minimum of 5"x5" print.
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Sometimes, I am amazed at
the transformation. .
1. The original
After about 5 hours ...
It's coming together nicely now. Next
will be the more detailed areas.
The badge areas of the uniform will need to be cleaned up. However, all major
details are present, making this a more simple process.
Final Restoration: 9 hours