Friday, July 27, 2012

Before & After - Dad's Senior Photo

My dad is an avid genealogist.  In addition to helping me get all the information I needed to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, I also got to learn all sorts of great family history.  Another amazing perk of his obsession is getting to see all these great old pictures and cleaning them up.

For your viewing pleasure, my dad's senior photo - before.

I absolutely LOVE these old style 50's photos with their crazy coloring!   I told my dad when I saw it that it looks like he's wearing rouge and orange lipstick.  But in a good way, honest!

The paper the photo is printed on is a thick heavy stock and has a definite texture to it. As you can see there's some scratch damage on the upper left hand side and what appears to be water damage maybe on the bottom right.  There's some additional smaller dirt and general age issues spread throughout. And the whole thing has a yellow cast that I suspect is due to age.

Clone Stamp, Spot Healing, Levels and some color tweaks later and we have the after.

That guy is pretty darn handsome if I do say so myself.

Seriously.. Thoughts?

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