I am learning how to restore old photos this week in my photoshop class. Because I am still just learning I will not give a full tutorial here. Here are a few tips.
1. Before you begin your restoration create a new layer and work in that new layer, which is on top of your background photo.(the original photo)
2. I used the cloning tool.
3. Use your hot keys to increase your speed. For example, when zooming in and out don't keep grabbing the zoom tool, it wastes time because you will do a lot of zooming. Instead hold ctrl+space bar=zoom in, alt+space bar=zoom out. Use brackets next to "p" key to change the size of your brush.
4. Advise from my instructor: Show restrain! Don't try to recreate the photo just restore.
I still have work to do on this one, especially in the girl on the left. This is not my photo. It was given to me in class. The whole class is working on the same photo.
To get a closer look at what I've done so far click on the picture and it will take you to my flickr than view in larger size. So far I have logged about 4 hours , maybe more, work time. I'm sure it's just because I'm inexperienced:)
I'm actually having fun doing this project! So far I'm enjoying this class immensely!
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