Enjoying ice cream – scanned and restored photo
I’ve started to restore some old family photos that I’ve scanned. The saturation is corrupted in some of the images, many of them have scratches and some are discolored. A few of them even suffer from all of the above!
It can be time-consuming to scan your old photos, especially if the photos are very damaged and you want to restore them. I was working on this photo last night and here’s a very short summary of what I did with this photo:
- Examined the histogram to determine problems.
- Removed some color cast by adding a level adjustment layer and adjusting the colors individually.
- Added photo filter layer set to “underwater” with 25% density
- Used healing brush & stamp tool on a copy of the original photo layer (sampled from different places near the parts I wanted to keep).
I’m not totally satisfied with the results, but I don’t have more time to spend on this project for now because I have to go to
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