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18 April 2013 - 03:15 PMAs a youth, long before the days of scrapping, I would put my film tickets and concert stubs into an old photo frame. Just arrange them, stuck them down to some backing, and there u go.
Perhaps you could do something similar, albeit in a digital format. Scan the tickets and arrange the digital images into a digital frame? Plenty of frames in the boutique!
Interested to see what you come up with!
10 January 2013 - 04:57 PMThanks for the birthday greeting, gang!
15 July 2012 - 01:59 PMHi Cindy!
The proofs should be ok to be scanned - the light won't hurt them for the length of time they'll be in the scanner! Some things that might help:-
The red cast is indicative of the lack of blue and green tones in the image. So, you would need to look to increasing the amounts of blue and green tone to restore the colours. In some cases, a straight use of the "Auto Levels" might be enough to bring them to a point where you can work a bit further on them in time.
If the colours won't recover to your liking then, as other SG's have said, go for a Black & White or Sepia tone. The separation of tones in BW and Sepia are more apparent and should recover most of the tonal detail in these cases.
Some proofs, especially older prints, may have the word 'PROOF' or a proof number printed or embossed into them somewhere. Some clever use of the clone and healing brushes may be required.
One last tip. If you have an image that won't fully recover the colour, but will recover part of it, you could try a split-toning technique where part of the image is colour and the rest BW. (This sometimes works well with bridal bouquets, or buttonholes etc)
Hope this helps. Do let us all know how you get on!