Photo Restoration

Breathe new life into old photos!

Do you have an old, faded, torn or stained photo that you would love to ‘make new’? We can fix old or damaged prints by having them scanned, digitally restored and reprinted. Your old family photos can return to their former glory, printed in color or black & white, on canvas or fine art paper. The price of restoration is unique to the individual project. We’ll talk to you about your project, see exactly what we’ll be working on with you and then provide a quote of what the cost and time frame will be to complete your project. No charge for estimates.

Color Restoration: The original colors were restored in this photo, plus general clean-up including a great deal of yellow acid burn removal starting around the far headlight and upward. The sky was also replaced and power pole distractions removed.

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Glamour: Most of the touch-up on this head shot was in the form of shadow and highlight control. Also, the eyes were brightened a little and the skin was softly blurred. The degree to which a portrait is touched up depends on its ultimate purpose and the client’s desires. Subtlety is usually the key to portrait touch-up.

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Background Removal : The background of a photo can detract from the subject. In this case the patio background was replaced with something warmer, softer and less distracting. This portrait was enlarged with a digital oil painting effect and printed to canvas.

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Fading: Photos deteriorate with different nuances. This one primarily lost its intensity. The vibrance of the picture was restored, leaving a natural aging vignette at the sides. Once printed with archival pigments, this restored photo should last to be seen by generations not yet born.

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Color Shift: Not all colors fade at the same rate, so old photos may take on a whole different color cast. This one was restored to its original coloration and all of the specks and blemishes acquired with age were removed.

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Lost Detail: Even if you can’t see the detail in a digital snapshot, it sometimes may still be drawn out. This photogenic canine was missing detail and had a distracting background. Both were corrected here, resulting in a handsome portrait, enlarged and rendered with an oil painting effect.

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Physical Damage: The surface of this old photo had stuck to the glass of its photo frame. In addition, deterioration of the photo had begun due to acid burning within the photo itself. The acid damage was recolored and the missing areas of the photo were restored. The restored photo was then printed on archival paper using archival pigmented inks for longevity.

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New Surroundings: The client wanted this photo of her kitty placed within surroundings of purple flowers to match another framed photo of her other kitty. The image was cut out, eyes restored, superimposed into purple flora and then digitally rendered as an oil painting to match her other digital painting.

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Mold, Cracks, Damage: This baseball player’s picture wasn’t playing such a good game when we received it. There was mold/mildew damage, cracks and specks of damage over all. A second reference photo helped for filling in severely damaged areas.

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Recovery: The message of this love letter was all but lost to time. Nearly all that remained were the depressions left in the paper by the original ball point pen. But those were enough to recreate the entire letter as was first presented so many years ago.

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Collage: Two separate photos were merged together here to create one composite of both dogs. (The lighting in the original photos needs to be similar for the result to be realistic.)

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Giclee Printing

Fine Art Printing, Image Scanning & Digitizing

We can reproduce & print your favorite artwork or photo!

Our capabilities include digital capture of your artwork, photo or other image and the reproduction of that image in various formats.  We offer printing on fine art papers, high quality canvas and photo papers.  All pigments are the highest caliber and meet archival standards.  Finishing coats may be used to preserve your image for decades to come.  Artists are welcome to submit originals works for the purpose of creating fine art reproductions for sale.

Peabody Gallery can scan your photos or other images and provide you with a digital file to preserve your memories.  These files may be stored and used at a later date for reproduction on paper or canvas.

See below for the following art service referrals:

Art Restoration

Hanging & Installation

Fine Art Appraisals

Interior Design

Art Restoration

Art Restoration by David’s Brushes ‘N’ Chisels

Breathe new life into damaged or dirty artwork

  • Clean and remove old varnish
  • Removal of smoke and dirt
  • Repair flaking, peeling, or cracking paint
  • Repair holes, tears, or scratches
  • Reline canvases that are falling apart
  • Paint missing or damaged ‘content’ that matches the artist’s original work
  • Call David Dittman at 408-249-0800

Art Restoration

Before: Painting has several holes in canvas

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After: Holes in canvas are repaired

Art Restoration

Before: Painting is dirty and discolored

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After: Painting has been cleaned and refreshed

Art & Framing Hanging & Installation

Art and picture framing installation and consultation

Hangin’ with Hernandez – Jeff Hernandez – (650) 207-3941

Our art and picture hanging specialists are skilled in a variety of installation techniques (including security hanging and suspension) and will provide on-site design consultation to ensure the optimal placement solution. Our team of professional picture hanging specialists will carefully organize and hang your pictures, framed art, photographs, paintings, white-boards, clocks, and mirrors.  We can also help you choose the right locations, heights and environments in which to hang your art and mirrors.  We are equipped with a wide range of secure hanging devices, hooks, wall anchors and brackets to ensure each job is done well and properly.

FINE ART APPRAISALS

Art appraisals are an important part of owning & selling art, and for protecting your art investment. You should have a current art appraisal  whenever your art is involved in insurance claims, estate tax, charitable donations, when selling the art, or for equitable distribution.

Bonhams

American Society of Appraisers

Interior Design

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