This photograph was in really good shape except something had been spilled on it. There was so much yuck on it that it was easier to place James on a new background. Luckily, the portrait was originally on a solid background so I didn't lose any details by switching it.
Has anyone ever heard of a Bionicle? I sure haven't. I can't come up with a good description so I'll just have to tell you to look at the picture.
One of my clients sons is entering a contest to win a free Bionicle by using his current Bionicles to create a new one. He took a picture of his creation but his little sister was in the picture & there was a yellow cup in the way. The photo was also very grainy. His Mom asked me to do what I could to make the picture look better & this is what I came up with.
I think this picture is really interesting. It's 3 separate photos developed onto one paper. Doing this would have taken some time & it would have been extremely hard to square each photo. If you look closely, the center photo is pretty even but the side photos seem to stretch up & out at the corners.
The photo was also folded accordion style, matted on a piece of black card stock & then carried around in a wallet. Because it had been stored in the dark wallet, it sustained very little fading but was very worn.
To fix this photo, I first corrected the discoloration & then squared up each photo & removed all bends & creases. After that I worked on removing the scratches & the portions that had become worn.