Photo Restoration and Colorization

The title of the post tells it all. A photo restoration and colorization project I worked on this week. I corrected old photos before, but never had the opportunity and have never been asked to color one. I think it came out pretty good for a new experience!

Here are some current designs I’ve put together off late for various local businesses.

Business Cards


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Daughters of the Union Veterans


Rochester Imports Business Card


Banners

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Flyer

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Video Journals, Part 1

I recently purchased a DSLR camera and a HD video camera. Both shoot beautifully contrasted video. Some of my results I wish to share on this blog. I hope you enjoy!

Beautiful Western New York

Columbus, Ohio Zoo

Webster Christmas Parade

Photoshopping Around

I’m often asked to help out with a variety of graphic arts projects. Below are a few examples of the creations I’ve put together in the past year. Sometimes inspiration comes quickly and then sometimes I’m just looking at the wall. Eventually, an idea comes to mind and with patience and TLC something cool comes together.

Book Cover Example


Book Cover Example


Birthday Invitation Example


DVD Cover Example

Drupal to WordPress Conversion

Here is a conversion currently underway for Independent Life Brokerage Corporation. ILB Corp has an existing Drupal Content Management System they’re utilizing. They need that carried over to the much more Google friendly WordPress Content Management System while keeping the overall look and feel of their original site’s design.

Original Drupal Site – Home Page

New WordPress Site – Home Page


Original Drupal Site – Navigation Page

New WordPress Site – Navigation Page

Indiana Jones Poster

The cool thing about being a web head and overall media ‘guru’ is the variety of projects I get to work on. I admit that sometimes they’re not as much fun as when I put together this poster for a local film production based on the character Indiana Jones. You can visit the official site at Indiana Jones and the Legend of Bimini. Let’s look at the elements of the poster.

This is an interesting background that I found through Google Images.

Another image I found through Google. This gives the waterfall in the poster an extra sense of size.

This is Rick Staropoli portraying the movie hero icon Indiana Jones. The photo itself was snapped at an early costume rehearsal.

This image shows the actual location where the cast and crew of the film will be shooting a scene in their production.

We take all the images above adding some models of the aircraft of the era, the signature title font of the franchise, some color filtering and we have the working poster of Indiana Jones and the Legend of Bimini.

Photoshop To WordPress

This is a comparison of what a Photoshop (.psd) file looks like before being sliced with the completed website. In this case we use Twenty20eye.com as the example. This is a client’s site to one of my clients. Did you get that? My client’s client is my client. That’s how a lot of my referrals come about. And as I always say the client of my client is my friend.

The site’s look was done by another graphic artist hired out by Twenty20eye. I simply took that file or image if you will and put it on top of the WordPress Content Management System with minimal changes to the overall look creating a functioning website. As you can see in the examples below not a big difference. But if you go to Twenty20eye.com you’ll get the link around a working site.

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Color Me Happy

I mentioned in my previous post that my wife and I took a trip to the historic grounds of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We took a tour of the battlefields via a tour bus with the air conditioning full blast and the windows down. Shooting through a windshield is not ideal for your digital camera in order to pick up the vibrant colors of the subject and the landscape. With some simple color correcting you can change that gloomy looking picture into a colorful memory.

Original Image

Corrected Image