Before and After


Oct 28, 2019

I know I should be doing fun with words, but I don’t have any ready. So, I’m going to show you some old photos I’ve worked on. Hence the name, “before and after”.

These photos were relatively easy to fix. I have some that were nearly impossible!

While I was going to school at Shepherd University, I had to learn how to do this. I’m not as good as the professionals out there, but I’m good enough to say: “hey, I can fix that!” There were some in my class that were able to add color. I can, but it’s usually painted in.

So, here are some before and after photos. I’ll try and describe what I did to each photo to make it “better”.

Hope you enjoy!

Baltimore, MD

The first thing I did was switch the photo to black and white. (I will be doing a post on how to do this in Photoshop at some point. It’s easy!) Then I auto fixed it. This one wasn’t too hard to fix. ( I don’t autofix anymore, I use the adjust Highlights/Contrast, which I have posted about. To see how to do this, click here.)

my great grandmother

With this image, I just took out some spots…on her dress, the walkway and the black blob near her right elbow, over top the car. I also took out some spots in the driveway/ground and in the trees in the background. Other than that, it didn’t need a whole lot of work.

my great grandfather

Turned it black and white and adjusted the brightness/contrast.

I have no idea where this photo was taken or who the other man is with my great grandfather (my great grandfather is on the right).

I could’ve done more but I kinda like the feeling. (Turned black and white and quick fix)

My grandfather took this photo (I believe), way back when. Jug Bridge is no longer there. I’ll do a post about it at some point. But, real quick, Jug Bridge is/was along what is now I70 from Baltimore to Frederick. It must’ve been a stopping point for motorists as you can see in the photo, cars are stopped and men are talking in the middle of the road.

Another relatively easy photo to fix. I did have to take out some lines that appeared when I scanned the photo into the computer (for what ever reason, my scanner does this, maybe I need to adjust something in the scanner? I have no idea!)

I thought I had pulled some more individual photos than I can find, so this will have to do for now. At some point, I’ll be pulling them and will show you.

He that respects himself is safe from others.”      

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

That’s about all I have for now!

Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!!

click on either image to see what I have available at Picfair and Pinterest

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