Monday, April 10, 2017

Adding Color to Faded Photo

Before and After Restoration  (click on image to enlarge)
A friend sent me a picture from his childhood that his mother treasured.  It's a good example of the instability of color photography.  For whatever reason the colors fade and eventually become almost monochromatic leading toward sepia.  

Using Photoshop I was able to do a restoration that my friend was happy with.  It was kind of tricky because because detail in areas like the stitching in the collar and cuffs would drop out.  Thankfully, through some trial and error, I worked it out.