Old photographs that have not been printed on archival paper would tend to fade over time and even start losing portions of the images due to discolouring. Restoring such photographs by scanning them with a professional digital scanner and then recovering the faded areas, will ensure that these original photographs are now digitally preserved for future generations.
Two very important factors to consider is to use a high quality, professional scanner that ensures you scan to at least 300dpi in order to ensure that the images would be good enough to print. A second factor to take into account is the use a high quality photo editing tool such as Photoshop in the editing and restoring process.
The photo editing tool should at a bare minimum have the capability of removing faded areas, remove any colour casts, as well as be able to make use of content awareness in the removal and correction of scratch and stained areas in the photographs.
With all the latest social media sharing platforms such as Facebook and Pinterest, it has become part and parcel of the platform to share images with friends and family. What better reason to have your old photographs restored and shared with your family and friends, to bring back those old memories and create even more awesome discussions with friends and family.
A third benefit of restoring old images is the use of these images in genealogy applications. Old photos will definitely add so much more value to your own history. Having documented all the names and dates of your ancestors could be further enhanced even more if you add pictures to these names. This would be a great benefit for generations to come. Converting such historical information and the added photographs into a genealogy book will even further enhance the experience of everyone reading your book, if they could put a face to a name.
In conclusion, with all the latest technology available there is no reason why you should not seek professional help with restoring your old photographs and have them digitally secured for the enjoyment of sharing them with family and friends, and their preservation for future generations.
Photo retouching involves different steps. Some photos require detailed editing while some require only certain overall changes. When a client brings a photograph for retouching, it is important to understand his expectations. It is the job of an image retouching service provider to understand the needs of his customers. Photos that require retouching are of two types. The first category includes old photographs. Classic photographs that get damaged owing to wear and tear and atmospheric factors require some repair jobs. Retouching such photographs may take time. This retouching might require the use of several editing tools and filters. Depending on the extent of damage the retouching job might require 1 to 2 days’ time. Different service providers have different working style. Rates are also different and they depend on the quality of the work. For high quality work you might end up spending more bucks.
The second type of photographs includes new ones that need certain background and foreground changes. In such cases retouching involves removal of background or improvements in the foreground. Color correction and settings related to contrast and brightness are some of the basic factors that fall under this category. Editing the facial features in a photograph is also an important part. Removing black marks and stains from the face of a person is not an easy job. This has to be done very carefully and cautiously. After all the corrections the contents in the photograph should look real and natural. This is the challenging part. This is the reason why certain photo retouching service providers are popular for their work while others are infamous.
Photo retouching is an art and it requires specialized training. Professionals in this field have lot of demand and they often get lot of work to handle on a regular basis. If you wish to try your luck in photo retouching you can start with some online tutorials. There are several articles and videos in the internet that can help you to begin with photo retouching. However, for practicing advanced retouching jobs you need some professional training. There are several online and real institutes that offer different types of courses on photo editing software’s like Photoshop.
The first thing you want to have is a designated folder for your video files. If you like to record a lot of video, then you would be surprised to learn just how much space it takes up over time and how quickly it can get out of hand for you to try to keep track of your files. For individual video projects you will want to create sub-folders and organize them either by date or by specific project titles. This will also make it easier to pull any videos for further edits.
On the technical side of the GoPro video editing process you want to be sure to have a dedicated video editor. If you are stuck using Windows Movie Maker then you will definitely want to download the free GoPro Studio Edit Software. This program natively handles GoPro video files without the need for conversion so you can put your footage straight into the program. Under normal circumstances Windows Movie Maker would be adequate but GoPro footage is a step above simple home movies so using a more upscale editing program will help you get the best out of your footage.
As for the manner in which you edit it, some basic tips would be to edit out the first and last few moments of your video. There is nothing really compelling about those first few moments where you turn your camera on and those last few moments where you turned it off. You want to really be sure that your footage is enthralling, so any parts that do not seem exciting should go. If you are going to put music in your video and you have a piece of footage that has a singular stand out moment then you want to use music that has tension and then release. This is why you will often hear dubstep used in GoPro videos as many editors like to punctuate the stand out moment with the bass drop. Ultimately you should edit your video in a way that you find pleasing.
The GoPro is an incredibly powerful camera for its size. It has become very popular in some big budget movies thanks to the Hero 3+’s ability to record in 2.7K and 4K resolutions. These are heavier resolutions that most consumers aren’t used to so you need to be sure that you have enough storage space readily available to handle that format if you decide to use it. As with anything else, you will get better at editing your GoPro footage and using the GoPro editing software with some good old fashioned practice.
Choose a subject
Ask a close friend or family member to be your model for this scary shot, and set up a camera on a tripod. Firstly, take a photo of a room which can be used as the background in the completed image. Making sure that you don’t move the camera and without adjusting the settings, ask your model to position themselves in front of the camera in the same room where you took your background image. You will need to take a photo of your model on a prop that provides a raised surface from the ground to give the impression that they are levitating. A ladder, table or chair will provide you with the effect you need, but ensure safety precautions are taken at all times, and help your model on and off the platform. Make sure that you don’t move the camera when you are taking the photograph.
Make use of photo editing software
Using a photo editing program of your choice, load your digital prints and place both the background photograph and the image of your model side-by-side in the software. Using your mouse, place the image with your model on top of the original background image. Both photographs should be lined up correctly. Set the image opacity for the photograph with your model to around 50% by using the opacity tool in the control panel of the software program. Experiment with the different settings.
Use filters and layers
To create a ghostly image of a person levitating, use a layer mask from the control panel of your software program and use an eraser or brush tool to cover-up the prop that you used in your second photo. Because you used the opacity tool in the previous step, the area which contained your prop should be filled with the underlying background image to create a scary levitation effect. Save your image and send your levitation photography to family and friends.