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Reconstructing A Photo With What's Left

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Photos having sentimental value are high on the list of ones that should be repaired and restored.  The image shown below (or rather what was left of it) meant a lot to the client and her family even though she had other photos of her father that were in better shape.  At first glance I was a little concerned, but upon closer inspection, I realized it was a basic outdoor park scene without any specific or recognizable landmarks, and that most of the main subject was s...

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Changing Relationship History - Removing People

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:05 PM

There's an (over) abundance of photographs all over the internet that have been altered to remove an unwanted person.  Some results are good, you would never even know they had been in the picture in the first place.  BUT some "fixes" end up badly composed with odd arrangements.  For example, take the following reenactments below based on actual "retouching" as seen on the web:


Prom Date Befo...

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Enter to Win Your Own Cartoon-ized Photo!

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 9:10 AM


A big thanks to Facebook friends who have liked my page and visited my website!

NRSMDesigns will randomly pick one person to receive a comicbook stylized digital image made out of your own photo (a service soon to be offered on my website!). Enter by commenting on this Facebook post - winner chosen Friday...

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Tell It Like It Was - Peeling Paint

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Old photos often hold visual clues of how life really was, and it usually wasn't perfect.  Unless you're planning to turn a picture into a formal portrait, I say leave in the laundry, the weeds, and even the peeling, flaking paint! 

The photo below shows my dad in his walker (or is it a riding lawnmower?).  I could "repaint" the house, but in 1949 the house was lived in.  When I look at this picture, after I fixed the...

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Restoration Video - New Background

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM

It's important when replacing a background on a photograph for it to blend seamlessly and look like it could have been part of the original, matching both tone and texture.  Many times I see "restorations" where the subject appears to have been "cut out" and "pasted" bringing visions of scrapbooking to mind.

Check out how Uncle Hip's WWII Army Air Force Portrait looks with a new background!

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