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Bubble Glass Photo Restoration

By David Parrish

Posted: 03/24/15

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Category: Photo Restoration

We were recently hired to restore and make digital copies of this beautiful hand tinted photograph. The only problem was that it was in a bubble glass frame and caused the print to take the shape of the glass. This meant that it would not lay flat on my scanner bed. I decided to bring out my 5D and set up a long exposure rig.

 

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Step 1: Remove the Bulge!

Once I had the image in my computer, it was time to take the bulge out of the image. I used the lens correct tool to complete this task.

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Step 2: Spot Correction

With the bulge taken out I began to lightly spot imperfections due to aging. I left the imperfections and brush strokes that were created by the hand tinting.

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Step 3: Fix the Oval

I then wanted to clean all of the edges and give it a perfect oval shape. I created a vector image to match the exact shape of the photograph. 

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Step 4: Fix the Edges

I outlined the photo using my shape. I painted the white area to bright white and fixed all the edges with the stamp tool.

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Step 5: Color Correct

Last step was to play with the curves and get the colors perfect for printing. 

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Step 6: Print

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