A Different Kind Of Creative

Before and After

This fix was requested by my Father’s wife Tere. I said yes, but I was thinking, “What???” Haha. It took me several days to complete. I am sure there are quicker, easier ways of doing things.

I worked the background first. That made it look about 50% done, so it boosted my confidence. Next, I worked on the “easy” fixes. Smaller cracks. I removed the red on the left, and in several areas. Erased the blue ink marks, made a border. Recreated a knee bottom left, a shoe bottom right. Painted the banner.

I worked girl by girl, doing the quick touch-ups first. The next pass I worked on the dark areas, the skirts. I whitened the blouses, evened out the many shades of grey, and reddish gray. Many were so damaged, I mostly “painted” them on.

I recreated a hand and arm, noses and mouths, eyes and hair. I blurred some edges, hardened others. I added a sepia filter, and that evened out the dicolorations even more. Boy did I have fun! Haha. 🙂

Damaged Photo
Restored Photo
Restored Photo

Happy Weekend to you!

12 thoughts on “A Different Kind Of Creative

    1. Sheila Post author

      Haha, 🙂 Always with the easy stuff. Haha. It’s kind of like a 30-day challenge, Nelvia.
      I am gung ho for the first bit, sure I am torturing myself in the middle, and then excited and ready for more near the end. Haha 🙂

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  1. Dotty Seiter

    Sheila, you’re a miracle worker! I keep going back and forth back and forth admiring the after from that before. Love that you shared this!

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Haha, thank you Dotty. I am laughing because I have said that about your work recently. 🙂
      Glad you enjoyed it. I had fun watching the before and after too. Haha 🙂

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  2. laurelle cidoncha

    It is amazing what you have accomplished here. Such a difficult image, almost lost really, and then to see it again as if the little children themselves have had life breathed into them. Tere must be ecstatic. So well done, Sheila! A pleasure to see!

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Thanks so much Laurelle. Of course, I still see things I would like to go back and work on more.
      I love “saving” old photos. The stories they have to tell.
      Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

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    1. Sheila Post author

      OH, this looks fabulous Carol! They all do! Thanks so much – I know I have a lot to learn! Thank you. 🙂

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