Welcome to the Photo Restoration Resources. As a personal sideline, I restore old photographs back to their former glory using Adobe Photoshop CC. You will find below various resources that I have either developed myself or sourced elsewhere. 

Before

After


Talks on Photo Restoration


Brisbane Camera Group (9 September 2019) and Queensland Camera Group (5 March 2020)

Presentation


Examples: screenshots of Photoshop layers

•   In depth example 1 - Grandparents

•   In depth example 2 - Grandmother


My Photo Restoration Tutorials


Digital Ironing (Frequency Separation applied to clothing)

This technique is famous for realistic skin retouching but can equally be applied to smooth clothing without introducing artifacts.

Digital Ironing


Additional Resources (links to external content)


Texture removal

Pattern Suppressor for Photoshop

This is a set of free plugins and actions for Adobe Photoshop that will let you easily, and with unparallelled quality, remove regular repeating patterns from images that cannot conveniently be removed by traditional means (for example paper texture and halftone patterns). 

Plugins made by Ronald Chambers (Ronc) and Francesco Pierfederici. Photoshop Actions made by Jonas M.

https://ft.rognemedia.no


Books

Adobe Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, fourth edition by Katrin Eismann, Wayne Palmer and Dennis Dunbar.

Find at Amazon (USA and Australia),  or at Angus & Robertson or Dymocks (both Australia)


Image Retouching Education (not photo restoration-centric but very useful)

KelbyOne

Phlearn (YouTube)

PiXimperfect (YouTube)


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