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  • #47476
    Raymond Easley
    • 65
    • Junior

    Since I have retired I have more time to learn the particulars concerning PSP. While scrapbooking isn’t my main interest, I have found Carole to be an excellent teacher and is so knowledgeable about PSP I couldn’t go wrong. I like to restore old photos especially, would like to learn how to mask, etc without having to resort to Topaz Labs which I use daily. I think it is an incredible program too. I have taken some photography classes and enjoy the manual settings. I have become a bluebird enthusiast and had 12 to fledge this year. I enjoy catching them in flight as they land or leave the house. I use PSP to obtain the clearest settings, etc. I don’t know if I have been missing Scrapbooking and who knows, it may be my next interest? I will say, however, if someone asks me, “are you happy you retired”? the answer is yes because I have the time to do things like this.

    Raymond

    Atlanta, Georgia

    #47484
    Cassel
    Keymaster
    • 2407
    • Superfan

    Hi and welcome Raymond. I do remember seeing your name in some classes so you are already familiar with who I am.

    You will discover a whole circle of other PSP enthusiasts here who are not necessarily doing scrapbooking as their main use for PSP, but for some, they did discover that new hobby. We have other members who are also genealogy enthusiasts so you are in good company here.

    Don’t hesitate if you ever have any questions, to ask, either in the forum or by email.

    #47485
    Raymond Easley
    • 65
    • Junior

    I have already used some of the tips that you have suggested in “fixing” old photos. Some of them I already knew but some I didn’t, which is the main reason I joined. Thank you again.

    #47503
    Raymond Easley
    • 65
    • Junior

    From using the tips Carole sent to me last night concerning fixing old photos. I primarily used the Scratch Removal Tool, Clone Tool, the first time I had tried the Selection tool and Magic Fill, Sharpen.

    #47505
    sandra jones
    • 107
    • Junior

    Welcome Raymond.  I love what you did with the old photo you restored.  Excellent job on the scratches and the coloring.   I just moved back to Michigan from a town in Georgia called McDonough.  Its not far from Atlanta at all.

    Sandra

    #47508
    Bonnie Ballentine
    Participant
    • 1544
    • Superfan

    Sandra, I have a cousin in McDonough. Stayed with her for the Olympics in Atlanta.

    #47541
    Michele
    Participant
    • 1355
    • Superfan

    Welcome to the Campus, Raymond. I’m not a scrapbooker, per se, but I’ve learned so much from Carole. I agree that she’s an excellent teacher. You might also want to check out her book on Amazon. Every time I look through it, I pick up something else.

    #47542
    Shirley
    Participant
    • 240
    • Enthusiast

    Awesome job Raymond, I m doing the same at the moment, big job sorting 60 yrs of photos for a scrapbook.

    Cheers Shirley

    #47544
    Raymond Easley
    • 65
    • Junior

    Shirley, thank you. I have been trying to restore old photos for at least 2 years. I think I am getting better at it. Nice of you to comment thank you again.

     

    #47545
    Raymond Easley
    • 65
    • Junior

    Michele, thank you for the tip. I actually did look at it on Amazon yesterday. Did you find the book helpful on basic things or do you have to be fairly “advanced” to understand it?

    #47546
    Michele
    Participant
    • 1355
    • Superfan

    I think the book would be great for people at any level.

    #47547
    Bonnie Ballentine
    Participant
    • 1544
    • Superfan

    Carole’s book is a great resource for any one/any level. I have it on my desk and use it often.

    #47548
    Raymond Easley
    • 65
    • Junior

    Thanks Michele, Bonnie, I just ordered her book. Thank you for your advice.

    #47550
    Michele
    Participant
    • 1355
    • Superfan

    You won’t be sorry, Raymond.

    #47552
    Mary Solaas
    Participant
    • 498
    • Enthusiast

    Raymond – wow – wonderful job in restoration.

    Shirley -I have been absent from the campus because I have been caught up in dealing with 40 years of photos – don’t know if I could deal with 60!  Ha Ha!

    Need to get back and my next project is laid out for me “Buttons and Bows” with a photo of my great granddaughter who has a birthday on 10-4.

    Really miss being with you guys!!!

    #47553
    Raymond Easley
    • 65
    • Junior

    Mary, thank you.

    #47556
    Raymond Easley
    • 65
    • Junior

    This is a photo copied from ancestry.com. I used Topaz Labs Gigapixel to enlarge before converting to a Tiff file. I brought it into PSP and used Color-Fade, sharpen, AI Denoise…..I did use the Topaz Labs Denoise AI and Sharpen AI but I think the best sharpening was done by PSP. In the very bottom left you can make out the date, Dec., 26, 1896. It certainly must have been a huge family event to state a photographer, a day after Christmas.

    #47604
    Raymond Easley
    • 65
    • Junior

    Carole, I want to thank you for showing me some new techniques when it comes to restoring old photos. Primarily I used the Crop tool, Push brush, Selection tool and using Magic Fill to correct the tear.

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