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One of our first ever free-hand mouse drawing of a soccer ball was amazing.  
Also amazing is this 1907 boy, a great-grandfather of our customer in Florida.  
As a Soccer Coach and President of the Soccer Association, so is our client.

Glue over the hair should be removed but we need to redraw the hair free-hand.
The black border will be trimmed-out, the oval  converted into a rectangular photo.
Fading causes millions of age spots which enlarge with the photo enlargement.

We need redraw a soccer ball which was taken away via previous restorer.
Free-hand mouse-drawing a soccer ball (+ shoes) as if they were always there.
All was successful as seen, but normally restorers cannot do this, but we can.
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We cropped it to eliminate head-room, changing to 2x3 and 3x4 square photo sizes.
Cropping Centers the subject. We rubbed-out a wall-plug, "washed" the wall.
Amateurs use (phony) "magic buttons" that don't work.  Professionals won't.
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< 5th Set: Photographer's Shadow is seen in the Photo.
client request:  "take that guy's shadow out of that photo!"

Before and After Photo Task:  
The photographer's shadow is caught in the photograph.  That happens.
We need to take away the shadow, make the blouse white again, yet,
we need to redraw the ruffles onto blouse.  We can free-hand mouse draw.
Drawing the ruffles will be tricky but not tough for an artist.  

Next the cracks, scratches, tears need to be taken away and color replaced.
Our customer was particular about her hair Colo wanting only a bit of tint.
Our customer is in the photo when she was 19 but is in her 50s's now.  
But she remembers the color and wants that color back again.  We did it.
Next, she remembers the grass was so green but not as faded as the photo.
We renewed the photograph by getting rid of that fade and print a new one.
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PHOTO SUMMARY:
The toughest photo is from a Polaroid camera.
Polaroids gather dust when developing inside.  
All photos have dust-spots in their darker area.
As a photo is enlarged, spots get much bigger.
There is a frustrating dust-spot on the childs nose.
More spots on the plant and examined everywhere.
Spots are each removed with each click digitally.
A plug on the wall can be removed. A keen-eye is
needed without blinking for such meticulous work.
Digital tools are as real and artistic as manual tools.
1st Set:  1981 Polaroid:  Spots, Dents, Changes,
Assignment:  "Erase the 2nd Guy -- Move that 1st (left) Guy to the Right"
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< 6th Set: 24X36 Painting: "mother, son"
BEFORE:
In accordance to our Privacy Policy this painter will not be named.  
Cracked , scratched paintings take great patient, keen eye detailing.
PixSavers is assured to have what it takes for painting repair works.  
It needs reconstruction.  A cracked painting is different than a photo.
One method for oil or watercolor paintings is a delicate repainting.  
Our artist has a steady brush to repaint this piece to original form.  
It needs to utilize paints we don't have now.  
Repaints are difficult to teach on a website.  
A steady hand, a brush, paint colors.    

AFTER:
Still original size at 24x36,
we cropped a as requested.
Cracks, scratches, spots,
parts of its background,
brushed professionally.
Pro-sub-dye printing.

Painting #2,
a mate to this one,
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BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTO SUMMARY:  
These Timeless Tintype Photographs followed genealogy, respectfully from 1839.
As tintype specialists we know their history, possibly their origin, how it was taken.
Photographers had a knob for their head to rest upon and a lean-table for stability.  
This one had scratches, spots, was faded to a dust color, with hardly an image left.  
Still as experts, we are able to restore tintype which have faded to almost black fade.
The original photographer painted a gold ring on the child's index finger in humor.
Perhaps he thought it would be a joke. The client wanted the ring taken away.  
Tintypes need to be digitally mastered with advanced knowledge, high resolution.  
We are specialists, advanced student instructors for antique tintype photographs.
Patience is needed to repair tiny scratches, spots, to reproduced the photographs.  
A real family face emerged from the ash-grey image as we pulled out color in it.
Ferro-types were hand colored in its day, as the photographer would patiently daub
the image with color from the head of a pin.  In a close-up zoom, we saw this detail:
 worn surfaces on the foot rungs of the stool, and in more detail, we saw his folded
socks which couldn't be seen otherwise as we made them more prominently seen.
 We cleaned, repaired, reconstructed this photo top to bottom.

ABOUT THIS TINTYPE FRAME (left)
This was their frame.  Leather-bound book binding hinge.
On the left side was an over-stuffed velvet pad over mirror.
A mirror was placed behind it for ladies using
make-up.
On the right side was a gold gilded ornate brass frame
with clipped corners to attach a tintype to its corners.

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< 7th Set:  The Famous "1883 School Boy" Tintype Photograph
Photo Restoration: Recovering a Polaroid from Beach Sand
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Before Photo:  
The oval is covering a leg, and half-an-arm shows.
We can draw the parts with free-hand mouse draw.
Even the jeans will have its artistic wrinkles drawn.  
Then, treat for fade to update, and it's good to go.

After Photo:
Even the smallest wrinkle-artistry is slowly drawn.
Fade, age spots, tears are mended digitally, but
this is the same as manual drafting and art tools.
There is no magic button for this. Only our brush.
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< 3rd Set: Free-Hand-Mouse Parts Drawn
2nd Set: A Change is Artistry, Not Cut/Copy, Paste

This is 388th Squadron for the P47D fighter plane from World War 2.  
4 out of these 5 pilots are real pilots.  The one mechanic doesn't belong.
(said our client)  So, our assignment was to get rid of the mechanic.  

This
2nd guy will be erased.  The 1st guy will be redrawn with a brush.
Erasing and redrawing the 2nd guy will erase parts. (still with us so far?)
It takes talent and a real professional with
Free-Hand-Mouse + patience,
careful talent , lots of planning, no eye-blinking, ignore nagging itches.  
These guys were not just moved.  Each 2 pixels were reconstructed.
Black and white has multiple grays, hues and fades.  None of it is easy.
This was Photo-1 assignment.  Photo-2 assignment is on Gallery-3
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