Category Archives: Retouching

Rambler – Coast to Coast

Rambler - Coast to Coast

Doing a negative scan and cleanup for friend.  He purchased this negative that depicts his year make and model Rambler.  As near as I can tell this is a 1959 Rambler and got a wonderful 36.88 mpg in it’s LA to New York trip.  The mileage contest was sponsored by Mobilgas.


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Portrait Retouch – 1917

Portrait 1917

I found an old portrait on some stock photo sites.  All I can find is this was taken around 1917.  I used it to practice my photoshop skills.  The general procedure I followed was:

  1. Import into photoshop and resize to 4500 pixels wide
  2. Do a very hard noise reduction in Topaz Denoise to remove the banding and artifacts
  3. I then added back some skin texture with an add noise layer
  4. I colorized the picture using multiple color layers – one layer for each component
  5. I combined all the visible layers into a new layer
  6. I used Topaz Clarity to sharpen the merged layers

Not perfect – still some things I could do but I tried not to over do it – still should look vintage.

Below is the progression of retouching from original picture to the final portrait.




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