Monday, July 09, 2007

Photo Repair With Photoshop Elements

This past weekend, I did very little writing, having decided to work on photographs some more.

That's on thing that's nice about having several interests. If the weather is too bad and I feel to bad to get outside, wander, and take photographs, then there are hundreds of photos that I have taken that can use touching up and/or experimenting with in Photoshop Elements to get exercise my artistic muscles.

I was in the mood to take some more of the photographs that I scanned on a flatbed scanner when Lovely Wife and I were in Louisiana this past December, and that had my interest when other things didn't. Each and every one of those photos I work on, repair, and archive makes me feel better. Like I'm saving some family history in the best way that I can.

The photo I want to show you today, is one of my parents when they were young newlyweds and the original needed lots of help. I've been putting off working on this one knowing it would be a tedious job.

Without further ado, here's the before and after of one of the photos I tried to repair and archive this weekend instead of writing.

The original photo had been cut to fit into an oval frame and I created a black vignette from the oval edge outward.

Give 'em a click and let me know what y'all think.


Leanne said...

You did a wonderful job!!

Hammer said...


Qtpies7 said...

That is incredible! I may have to hire you!

photowannabe said...

Great repair job. I must learn photo elements myself. I am amazed by what can be achieved with it.
A+ and a glod star.

JohnH985 said...

That was an awesome job. Very good.

Daughter two said...

That looks so good daddy. You did a great job. I love that picture of Grandma and grandpa, they're so cute together!

Much love homie.

The Rock Chick said...

Wow! That is a great repair job!! I love Photoshop itself, never used elements, and even took a 4 hour class on Photo restoration and yours is actually better than most of the instructors!


Jamie said...

This is what we can call photo restoration. You made an excellent job.

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