Photo Restoration

Repairing damaged old photos and retro-fying new photos

Using a combination of tools in Photoshop, we will learn to restore an old and damaged photo to look as good as new.

Click here to download the source files.

Homework:

  1. Create and save an action that will convert a new photo into an old one, using steps such as Gaussian Blur, Noise, Vignette (radial gradient), and Vibrance.
  2. Restore "old-pic.jpg" so that there are no more scratches or tears, and also get rid of the brownish tint and bump up the contrast / sharpness.
  3. Have these files (A layed PSD of the model photo, a layered PSD of the restored photo, and the .atn action file) ready to present in class next week.

Questions?

As always, please email me if you have any questions! jearley1@ivytech.edu