Photo restoration and retouching

For photo restoration, combining and enhancing images, Photoshop is the most powerful application around. When it comes to working with photos, there’s almost nothing it can’t do. Since I began using it 20 years ago, Photoshop has continued to pick up loads of new features. Layers and non destructive masks and filters allow you to hone your image back and forth until it’s perfect. I’ve had an influx of Photo restoration and retouching work this month and wanted to share some before and afters.

Advert ideas_Rheem retouch

Gas tank perspective and colour change

Both images have qualities the client likes – The perspective and garden from an old photo and the current model (piping, grill) from the other. Supplied digital artwork was also added in place of shiny stickers.

Advert ideas _ Before and after flower

Enhancing colours and tone

1 of 130 – Sometimes a few filters will do. One of my clients is in the process of creating a coffee table book from a backlog of her folio. Her photos were great but she lacked the advanced skills to bring them to full potential. Basic enhancements like this make a real difference but may only take a few selective filters/masks and 10-15 minutes. Since the client also owned Photoshop and had an interest in the process, I provided the files with layers. This enabled her to see exactly what was done at each stage. It’s worth noting that I do offer training in many of the leading design programs including Photoshop.

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