How to restore faded writing on old photographs

New Here ,
Feb 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018

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Hi,

I am fixing this photo up for my Grandfather and can not figure out how to restore the faded writing.

I have tried a range of tools and can not seem to restore the "pauls" writing.

Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do?

Thanks

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Feb 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018

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Hi

Can you upload a sample image?

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Mar 10, 2018 Mar 10, 2018

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Hi,

How do I attach a photo? It does not say anything on the menu for uploading pics?

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Mar 10, 2018 Mar 10, 2018

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emilie95  wrote

Hi,

How do I attach a photo? It does not say anything on the menu for uploading pics?

FAQ: How do I capture and post a screen shot or video?

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Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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Hi can anyone help me with the same issue?? My mom wrote this to my dad when she was 18 and my dad just passed away and I was given his wallet and he has had this picture of her always. 

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Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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That's not going to be an easy fix I'm thinking.  To get this far I used Camera RAW filter increasing Clarity and contrast. Move the black and shadows sliders to the left.

Then used a brush set to Overlay in the options bar paining with white to lighten the background.

Finall a curves layer to increase contrast.

 

Grandads Diary.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Feb 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018

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Adjustment Layers may provide one approach, but as ged2016 mentioned you should post the (section of the) image.

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Mar 10, 2018 Mar 10, 2018

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__insert image.jpg

Click here in the message panel. You will be asked to choose the file you want to upload.

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