This Old Photo

Restore Your Vintage Snapshots in Photoshop.



  • 8 on-demand video lessons
  • Course is completely self-paced
  • Access on mobile and tablet friendly
  • Full lifetime access




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Your outcome

You'll learn how to bring your cherished, older photos back to life by follwing my basic photo editing workflow.

Bring Your Vintage Photos Back to Life

We all own envelopes, albums, or even boxes of photos, negatives or slides from the even before 1900, all the way through the 40s, the 60s, the 80s, and in between! Often these photos have been the victims of poor storage, fading, color shift, stains, tears, scratches, dust, and the simple aging process. In this self-paced, video-based course, I'll walk you through the techniques for restoring your vintage photos to their former glory - and beyond!

Our Goal: Restore the Magic

Some of my most precious personal memories are from Christmas and other holidays when I was little, as well as family vacations. Since I was born in the 70s, I have some truly awesome examples of 70s clothing. My parents have great examples of photos from the 60s, and I've inherited lots of 30s, 40s, and 50s black and whites, as well as some great sepia-tone photos from the turn of the century. I LOVE these pictures. They're part of me, because they're my family. My people. I recognize myself in their features, and I'm so grateful for the connection these photos provide for me. I'm especially excited for this particular class, because I am looking forward to sharing the techniques that I've used to restore my precious vintage photographs to their former glory, and beyond! Join me in class as we swap stories, share gorgeous photos and memories, and work to bring the lives of our ancestors back into focus with Photoshop!

You can use either Photoshop Elements 13-14, OR Photoshop CC for class.

What To Expect in Class

This video-based course focuses on photo restoration - things you can do to bring older photos back to life, losing some of the grainy, faded appearance. You'll learn the basic photo editing workflow I use for older photos, plus extra techniques to take them to the next level! You'll take photos through simple transformations that will have you (and your loved ones) saying WOW! You'll love what an incredible difference you can make to your own precious photos. There's nothing like the rush! I swear!

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Course Curriculum

Welcome To Class

  • Welcome to Class

Lesson 1: Digitize Your Photos

  • Task 1: Back Up Your Photos (Dropbox) (5:41)
  • Task 2: Organize Your Digitized Photos (9:40)
  • Time Saver: Crop & Straighten Multiple Photos (11:03)

Lesson 2: Whole-Photo Edits

  • Task 1: Crop & Straighten Using Guides (9:14)
  • Task 2: Desaturate & Repair Contrast (5:44)

Lesson 3: Noise Reduction

  • Lesson 3: Noise Reduction (14:55)

Lesson 4: Detailed Edits

  • Task 1: Crop to Size (9:01)
  • Task 2: Beginning to Restore - Discovering the Tools (43:26)

Lesson 5: Special Techniques for Black and White

  • Introduction (2:01)
  • Task 1: Create a Custom Brush for the Clone Tool (11:23)
  • Task 2: Heal Over a Fold (5:27)
  • Task 3: Patching Over a Fold (15:44)
  • Task 4: Covering a Stain (9:29)

Lesson 6: Finishing Our Black & White Photo

  • Task 1:Create a Sepia-tone Overlay (5:04)
  • Task 2: Crop Your Image for Print & Web (6:28)
  • Task 3: Saving Your Photo For Web and Print (3:24)
  • Special Technique: Create a Before & After Image (8:39)

Lesson 7: Color Photo Workflow: Tone & Color

  • Task 1: Overview (26:43)
  • Open Photo in ACR (7:46)

Lesson 8: Crop & Straighten, Noise Reduction

  • Lesson 8: Crop, Straighten and Reduce Noise (8:49)

Lesson 9: Saving

  • Lesson 9: Saving (5:30)


  • Next Steps

Your instructor

Jessica Sprague

Hi there! I'm Jessica Sprague, owner and instructor here at I founded in 2007 to share the creative potential of Photoshop for crafting. I've been teaching Photoshop and graphic design, photo editing, digital scrapbooking, e-commerce, and online school development for a decade.

It's my goal to help you build the skills and knowledge that will last you a lifetime. Learn more about me. Are you ready to start the journey? Join me!

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins RIGHT NOW and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Does this course require Photoshop skills?

This course is great for beginners through advanced Photoshop users!