Restoring an Old Black & White Photo of a Boy with AKVIS Retoucher

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Tutorial: AKVIS Retoucher

Restoration of a Boy's Photo: Old Black & White Portrait


The following photo restoration tutorial has been sent to us by Yuriy Karanfil.

In this case AKVIS Retoucher restored the photo of the child by removing substantial defects: scratches, creases, stains.

Original Image Result

This is the original boy's photo.

Baby portrait for photo retouching

First of all, call AKVIS Retoucher and select all defects with any selection tool. In the Retoucher program window the selected parts of the image will be highlighted in red. Press the "Start" button in the program window and see the defects disappear.

Select all defects

When the restoration process is over and the result is applied you will see the following photo of the boy:

After Retoucher application

You can touch up the photo with the Clone Stamp or Chameleon Brush .

Also, you can convert the photo into sepia tones, so that it looks like an old photo:

In Adobe Photoshop select the command Sepia Toning (layer) in the Actions pallete and press the button Play selection in the lower part of the palette. Or you can use AKVIS Coloriage to add a sepia effect to the image.

Retouched Image Sepia Image
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Toolbar — Toolbar
   — Parameters — Parameters
   — Vignette — Vignette
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
Examples Examples
   — Removing Large Objects — Removing Large Objects
   — Restoration of an Old Family Photo — Restoration of an Old Family Photo
   — Lioness in a Cage: Removing Rods — Lioness in a Cage: Removing Rods
   — Restoring a Picture of a Boy — Restoring a Picture of a Boy
   — Prepress Processing — Prepress Processing
   — Daguerreotype Portrait of 1893 — Daguerreotype Portrait of 1893
   — Portrait of a Child — Portrait of a Child
   — Historical Photo: a Gypsy Band — Historical Photo: a Gypsy Band
   — Badly Damaged Photo — Badly Damaged Photo
   — Remove Stains from Grandpa Photo — Remove Stains from Grandpa Photo
   — For the Mother's Day — For the Mother's Day
   — Restoration of a Boy's Photo — Restoration of a Boy's Photo
   — Retouching Photos in 7 Steps — Retouching Photos in 7 Steps
   — Old Photo from Photoshop Samples — Old Photo from Photoshop Samples
   — Ukrainian Family — Ukrainian Family
   — Baby Photo Restoration — Baby Photo Restoration
   — Black and White Photo Restoration — Black and White Photo Restoration
   — Removing Unwanted Details — Removing Unwanted Details
   — Removing Tattoos — Removing Tattoos
   — Building Up Images' Borders — Building Up Images' Borders
   — Repairing An Old Torn Illustration — Repairing An Old Torn Illustration
   — Ladies' Man: Removing Lipstick Stains — Ladies' Man: Removing Lipstick Stains
   — Improvisation: Dance of the Little Swans — Improvisation: Dance of the Little Swans
   — Moments of the Past — Moments of the Past


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