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History. Recoloured.

This is two-hour talk (allowing for a short break) in which I cover my start-to-finish process for restoring historical photographs using Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

I start by talking about considerations when scanning, before dragging the photograph into Photoshop. Once there, we then cover the process of resizing, straightening and cropping if necessary.

The next steps are to retouch and repair the photograph and I show my preferred methods for cleaning up and restoring an image.

Finally, I cover the techniques I use to apply colour to a photograph. No prior knowledge of these techniques is required, and a PDF quick reference guide will be made available to attendees at the end of the session.

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"What a fantastic night at Stafford Camera Club by Richard O'Brien, his ‘History Recoloured’ presentation was very informative and showed members the potential for working on their family albums"

"Another superb night from Richard - much appreciated. Extremely interesting and easy to follow - made all the easier by accompanying notes"

"This talk was so motivating that one of our members immediately put the steps into practice and coloured two images overnight."

"The techniques used for repairing and recolouring via layers can easily be applied to other areas of post processing. Highly recommended."