Ambrotype Repair Final: part 5 of 5

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I finally finished the broken ambrotype right before Christmas. I needed it for a Christmas gift for my Aunt. She had broken the photo when she was a little girl about 60 years ago – and for Christmas she got it back looking like new – maybe even better than new.
The process required lots of clone tool, heal tool, and artistic patience. Obviously if there was a crack you have to cover that crack up with parts of the image that aren’t damaged. Repair takes time and a good eye.

I think the final outcome was pretty good.

Below is the original damaged photo

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