Einstein needed a little cleanup.
Sometimes I like the dust and scratch look of archival photos:
But I felt like the wise eyes of Einstein were being obscured behind the distracting dust particles:
I only retouched at about 250% for this one. When I do something for press, I retouch at about 800%.
But at either percentage, I like to retouch rough. I pick up the graininess with the clone tool so that the photo maintains its vintage look. Or, if I have had to smooth something out, I will add a bit of noise back in. Gotta keep it real… looking at least.
That’s all. World’s shortest blog post. But the point was made, so why go on…
Have a nice one!
Photo credit © Library of Congress / Prints and Photographs Division / LC-H27- A-2848