Save Your Old, Damaged Photos
Beginning July 23, 2018, I’m teaching Photo Editing for Genealogists for Family Tree University. If you have a box (or boxes) filled with old damaged or faded images, sign up today and learn how to bring them back to life.
(For those of you with 1960s or 70s yellow-cast photos, I’ll teach you a simple trick to bring back the real color – see below)
“For genealogists, our family photos are a precious resource, and yet we have to contend with the less-than-optimal conditions they’ve been kept in. You can correct yellowed, darkened, or faded photos, torn corners, scratches, and other signs of age, thanks to the wonders of modern technology. In this workshop, you’ll get plenty of tips and examples for improving your old photos, as well as hands-on experience to learn how to restore your family photos using basic online and digital editing tools. By the end of the week, you’ll have restored at least one old photo and have the knowledge and skill-base to tackle your entire collection with confidence.
“This course exceeded my expectations. I came away with practical tips, many new resources to try out, and a new comfort level with photo editing apps I never knew about before.”– P.W
In this course, you’ll learn:
- Tips for safely scanning and digitizing your old photos to make them easy to work with
- How to correct common problems that arise, from working with fragile photos to correcting color and healing damage
- How to enhance your composition with cropping
- Step-by-step editing that will turn dull, boring photos into vibrant memories
- How to use specific photo editing tools, from free photo apps to Photoshop Elements and PicMonkey
- How to turn your old photos into works of art”