Photo Restoration Techniques - Faded Images

Learn how to restore badly damaged photos!
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388 students
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Learn to restore badly faded photographs


  • A basic working knowledge of Photoshop is needed for this course


Relive past memories while becoming a pro at photo restoration!

My name is Jonathon Parker and I am a Visual Effects and Motion Graphics lecturer from Wales, UK. Throughout my lecturing career, I have developed a keen interest in photo restoration and have been restoring clients' photos for the past 2 years.

This class is designed by a teacher, for you, the student. This course will look specifically at severe fading and how we can salvage the data in the image to restore it to its original beauty.

This class will teach you the following:

  • How to properly set up your Photoshop Project file

  • How to properly analyse your photo to see the full extent of the damage

  • How to use the Histogram

  • How to salvage data and paint in faded areas

  • A non-destructive workflow enabling you to go back to previous versions of your image

So, what are you waiting for?! Either download the project files or grab one of your own photos and let's go!

Who this course is for:

  • Learners wanting to learn the art of photo restoration will love this course

Course content

1 section5 lectures32m total length
  • Lesson 1 - Image Analysis
  • Lesson 2 - Recovering the faded regions
  • Lesson 3 - Fixing the remaining damage
  • Lesson 4 - Removing JPEG artefacts and cropping the damage
  • Lesson 5 - Final Summary


Passionate Motion Graphics and VFX Lecturer
Jonathon Parker
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 57 Reviews
  • 13,348 Students
  • 8 Courses

My name is Jonathon Parker, a Motion Graphics and Visual Effects lecturer from the UK.


Firstly, a little background about me! I have always been the creative type and always strive to improve and push my creative skills further and further.


As stated above I am already teaching in the UK as a Motion Graphics and VFX lecturer – The difference with my courses will be the fact that they come from an educator, not someone doing this just in their spare time! All my courses focus on teaching and assessment. I will teach you a few skills and then set you an assignment to check that those skills have been learnt. I also see the importance of generating handouts and resources for the student, so I have included these in my courses also!


I have a First-Class BA (HONS) in Visual Effects and motion graphics, and also a Masters in Animation. After working a few years in industry, I would occasionally guest lecture at the college I used to attend. After doing this I decided to go into teaching full time where I achieved my teaching qualification.


Now that I am here on Udemy I hope to further spread my extensive knowledge through my teaching practice! Check out the social media links on my profile and get involved!