Photo of my grandparents retouched

I retouched another old family photo. This one is of my paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Joseph Dailey who lived in Milton, Massachusetts. This photo was difficult to retouch due to the high level of noise and the entire photo was darker than it should be. I had to be careful not to lighten the photo too much or small level of detail present is removed. I was able to use a Levels adjustment layer with a layer mask to lighten the photo but not lose detail in the important areas.

Here is the original:

Joseph and Elizabeth Dailey - original

Here is the modified version:

Joseph and Elizabeth Dailey - retouched

Matthew Dailey

Web developer, photographer, and Photoshop user.