PixSavers, Photo Retouching, Shoreline, WA
#3 Photo Restoration: Cleaned up, Cropped and Centered.
BEFORE PHOTO (ABOVE)
A destroyed banner-photo measuring 34X8.5 was broken in 11 different
places, in disconnected pieces, scanned then digitally manipulated as
each piece was tilted digitally back and forth to connect with the other.    
Additionally, there were 6 fissures in between the 11 broken pieces.  
Each crack and broken line was dividing faces, bodies, legs, shoes,
and each of those cracks were making the uniforms dimmed in shade.
Each brick in the street was divided by the cracks and broken pieces.  
Even the dirt from the unpaved street areas had divided rocks where we
needed to mend each tiny crevice leading into the focused crowd.  
AFTER PHOTO (BELOW)
Although the pieces divided all these parts, each part needed to
be replaced by another.  Shoe copied to a shoe, faces to a face.
Each part needed to be copied to another part of this photograph.
Lines in the bricks needed to be straightened pixel by pixel, and
each uniform needed to be reconstructed, whether white or color,
each cap, each collar, arms, eyes, noses, and throughout it was
a slow process.  In this customer's batch there were 350 photos.
This one in particular took 2 months to complete.  Put together,
it automatically fit to a new dimension at 36X9 inches.
< 19th Set  Poster
35"x55" Canvas Pic

BEFORE AND AFTER

This family thought big when they placed an image on a canvass poster.
But, there were parts missing, mainly people, parts of a head to be exact.  
We redrew, brushed, reconstructed, the people together to get their heads
complete.  This is a very difficult piece of work because the texture of the
canvas create shadows to confuse the artist. We needed to work with
hundreds of cracks, rips, tears, missing parts, and after team inspections,
we finished this work for delivery.  Posters are rare, on a textured paper,
similar to canvas but not really, printed on a 60" wide Design-Jet printer.
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< 30th Set  Seattle's 1920 Ballard Firehouse 32 X 71/2, Museum Archive
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AFTER PHOTO  (BELOW)
We fixed intricate parts of cart mechanisms and under-carriage.
Each streak was over something important to completely rebuild.
A missing horse-head (left-end) replaced, copy of another horse.
It'll be darkened somewhat, to be seen in its original glass frame.
Its owner kept it well although it was kept in a museum near sun.
BEFORE PHOTO  (ABOVE)
in a panoramic measuring 8"X42", with horses, engines, ladder trucks.
This photo is faded with camera streaks over the most intricate detail.
The challenge is to rebuild each brick of the building per each streak.
Each brick, building block, and mortar is worked slowly, individually.
We need to clean it to museum quality or original framed condition.  
< 22nd Set  Stuck to Glass

BEFORE AND AFTER
Notice the bottom where a yellow
pattern makes swirls in the field.  
This is where the water traveled.
It sticks like glue.  The yellow is on
legs of the players and uniforms.  
Faces disappeared in the water.

Wet pictures can be brought back,
only if they are restored right away.
You cannot procrastinate with this.
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#3 Photo Restoration: Cleaned up, Cropped and Centered.
< 23rd Set Stuck to Glass

Orange flecks on shirt, face, feet.
Water damage  lost Donald Duck.

Donald Duck was 65% destroyed.
We free-hand-mouse drew Donald.
Our artist can mouse-draw, circles.

Attempts to remove a photo from a frame can
break the glass without trying or a slight touch.  

Wet photos will stick to the glass when a photo is
near a window, an outside wall, damp attic or
basement, then moisture collects in the frame.

Cold air pulls moisture from a metal window-sash.
Hang pictures on inside walls away from windows.
< 21st Set   8x10 Photo Stuck to Glass
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
Stuck to glass, they glue to the glass and then rip easy. His head was most important.
The suit is camel-hair which is rarely worn in a wet climate - ironic for its wet damage.
The owner was concerned with shoulders, tie, color but the pinstripes could go away.

There was some free-hand-drawing in places to maintain authenticated objectives.
The owner worked with us making sure his points of concern was maintained, intact.
All throughout a project we take great care of handling every wrinkle that comes along.
At end, our customer expressed much delight, happy to write a permission to display.
photos have customer consent
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< 29th Set  US Navy, 1947 Bangor Base, WA. 36 x 8.5, Base Archive
< 28th Set  Oil Painting, 18X24

BEFORE AND AFTER

PixSavers has what it takes for paintings.  
Our artist has a steady hand to bring this
painting back to its original presentation.

This one is in oil, probably cherished by
its author for its beauty in skill and talent.  
No matter how old, we can correct it.
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< 24th Set  1970's Rockers

BEFORE & AFTER
This Polaroid was in a jeans pocket while in a washer,
and mutilated as this photo memory "must be restored".
The red couch color is bleeding into almost everything.
Each item was carefully worked as red streaks connected
together. We carefully kept the red couch intact, changing
all other colors back to normal, planning each color move.
And now their hair, jeans, dress and dog isn't red anymore.
At their request, the photo was cropped a bit at the bottom.
The dog is a Toy Manchester Terrier imported from the UK.
The dog isn't with them now. He was a rare dog in the USA.
They were entertainers and are still hippies 40 years later.
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< 25th Set  Drummer Boy with 'Dreaded Red'

BEFORE AND AFTER
It's no accident this was a red photo. It faded to this color.
In 1970s, camera film developed from rear to front of pic.
It only needed light to "burn" the chemical to get started.
The problem was, its chemical had too much red color.
Kodak had too much red and Fuji had too much green.
Under the red (and green) are spots and cracks all over.  
Original size was 3X3.  The owner wants it to be a 5X7.
The boy's father is a well known rock musician drummer.
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< 26th Set  The Store

BEFORE AND AFTER
Zoom into this photo.

This is a faded photo.  
Underneath each fade are
age spots, need correcting.
These take time to clear all
of the spots, streaks and
things on the floor that
was there.  

Tuned down to dark brown
sepia, it looks real good.
< 27th Set  Oil Painting, 18X24

BEFORE  
A painting of a boy on a saddle on his horse is a personable family painting.
An oval, oil painting like its mate above, cherished by the boy and his mother.
A painting is especially recovered manually, although we did this with software.
Methods of recovering a painting is totally different. It involves heated brushes.

AFTER  
You cannot see lots of age spots throughout this beautiful painting.  
We were asked to keep stripes of the shirt, while fixing its problems.  
Paintings have a different method which does not include software.
Museum quality paintings are repaired with heat and paint brushes.
We can fix these paintings but because our photo industry has lots
of quick ways to fix a painting, we can do this digitially and print off.
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27th Set, an Oil Painting
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