This schnitzel and potato salad photo is my photo for today. It’s a simple photo with no set up. It was a great dinner and I love photographing food, but that’s not the reason I decided to have this be my photo for the day. I decided to use this photo because it was the only photo I took today.
I spent time with family today and in the evening I spent time helping Thomas restore this photo of his son’s grandfather. He did most of the work, but was having difficulty with the face, so he asked for my help. To restore this photograph we mostly used the Healing Brush, the Clone Stamp, the Burn Tool and the Smudge Tool. I have discussed the Clone Stamp Tool in past posts, and the Healing Brush is used in the same way to blend colors over damaged areas. You sample an area by holding down Option and clicking on the area, then you draw over the damaged area with the brush and colors will be blended to fix the creases. The Healing Brush can easily blend colors to create a natural look that sometimes takes longer to achieve if you were just using the Clone Stamp. It takes some time to fix a damaged photograph and the time spent repairing the photo will all depend on how damaged the photo is. The hardest part of this photo was fixing the eye, but I think we got it right. Here is the restored photo and Thomas and I are both very pleased with the result.