Sunday, April 22, 2007

i have officially run out of patience!

ive spent most of the day today scanning in old photos i got from my Nan and attempting to restore them. Oh my god it took some patience i tell u! But anyway i thought id stick the two ive finished (yes only two! and ive been doing it all day!) up.
Quite happy with this photo of my nan as a young girl, the original has what looks like bird poo (its not but it looks like it) all over it. My retouching skills are pretty basic but i was happy with this.
Then i attempted this photo of my mum and my two uncles. not so successful. The photo was in a frame and was stuck to the glass with god only knows what. I retouched all the little spots on their faces pretty well, but you'll notice theres a big mark between the eldest two kids arms that i just couldnt do anything with! In the end i cropped the photo down alot to get rid of all the crap and then added a canvas texture to try to hide the marks..... not happy with it but its alot better than the original.

2 comments:

karen said...

Well I'm glad your patience hung in long enough for you to finish these photos Lani, because they look great. I have some old photos in very bad condition myself so I understand your frustration as you try to repai them pixel by pixel. But you should pat yourself on the back for these.

Mel said...

I think the second photo looks great!! I didn't even notice the mark between their arms until you pointed it out!! Great work!!