Restoration of a Daguerreotype with AKVIS Retoucher
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS Retoucher

Restoration of a daguerreotype

 

The photo has been sent to us by Oleg Rakhimov. It is a daguerreotype of his relative made in 1893.

Original image Result

  • Step 1. Open the photograph in AKVIS Retoucher. We can say, that this daguerreotype was wisely preserved up to our times, so it will require very little retouching: just hiding a few scratches and "growing" the corners.

    Daguerreotype, 1893
  • Step 2. Before the photo can be retouched, all of its damaged areas should be selected. First scale the image, so that it will be easier to see even the smallest scratches, and select them using the Selection Brush . Gradually paint over the scratches and missing areas of the picture.

    All Defects Highlighted
  • Step 3. Press to begin the retouching process, and it will become apparent that the red highlighted areas disappear, along with the damage beneath them.

    Here is the result, after the retouching process is complete.

    Daguerreotype After Retouching
 
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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