Ukranian digital artist Tetyana Dyachenko skillfully brings damaged and seemingly destroyed photographs back to life. Her retouching talents, attention to detail, and unwavering patience are each apparent in her impressive portfolio of restored vintage photos.
Using Photoshop, Dyachenko is able to expertly reverse even the most severe damage. She can smooth creases and wrinkles, mend tears, erase water damage, correct color imperfections, and even patch up extensive holes and missing pieces. Even if a piece hasn’t suffered any substantial damage, she often freshens up the inevitably faded pigmentation, improving the aesthetic quality of the photo as a whole and allowing the subjects’ smiles and stares to finally shine through once again.
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Check out some of Tetyana Dyachenko’s best restored vintage photos below.