This is my favourite Family History photograph.
The original photo is cracked. It's been like that for as long as I can remember.
And so, my scan of the photo includes the damage.
A few days ago I finally took the plunge and invested in Photoshop Elements 15.
But hopefully a good purchase.
And hopefully not too difficult to use.
Well, after a several hours of exploration, trial-and-error and reading tutorials, I'm starting to get the hang of it and today managed to use it to restore my favourite old photo.
Not restored to perfection but a considerable improvement, I think.
Maybe in the future I'll work out a way to improve the photo even more but I'm pleased with this for now.
How to use Photoshop Elements 15 to fix old photos.
Guided Edits --- Restore Old Photos ---
.--- and then after slightly cropping the bottom of the photo used ---
Spot Healing Tool ---
with a very small brush to carefully draw a line along the cracks in the original photo.
The brush line shows up clearly so you can see where you've worked.
When you've finished, don't forget to Save As so that you keep your original unchanged.
I'll be checking all my files now for any other Family History photos which would benefit from a bit of TLC.
So far,Photoshop Elements 15, so good.
I'll let you know if Photoshop Elements 15 is useful for Family History in any other ways.
I'm a former primary school head teacher now enjoying family history, e-publishing and gardening. I'm the author of "Cabbage and Semolina: Memories of a 1950s Childhood" and was delighted when the book became an Amazon 2015 bestseller in the Social History category. I'm the founder of Spurwing Ebooks which is at http://www.spurwing-ebooks.com for book details and information about new releases and special offers. Details of my books are at https://www.amazon.co.uk/C.-Murray/e/B009R7CRVC and the other books I've published are at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Michael-Murray/e/B007AQZMZK