Old pictures, photoshopping and my boss wants me to do what??

Not sure i’ve gone into any sort of detail what i do for a living.. Or, rather, something i do.. Ok, let me start from the beginning. I’ve had anxiety issues for quite a few years, and a few months ago, i was offered to intern at a job. Completely on my own terms, and to get my accustomed to work, because i’ve been unemployed for so long. I get to pick to the times and everything, and right now, i’m up to 2 hours from Tuesday to Thursday, about to expand an hour each day.
Initially, i was asked to do it for a few months (To April), but i’ve recently got an indefinite yes, and can stay there for as long as i like.

I restore old pictures. I’d show you one, but i don’t feel comfortable taking pictures from my job, because i don’t know if i have the permission to do that. But! Today, my boss asked me if i wanted to restore a picture of his grandpa. I said yes, of course. I mean, i knew that they were impressed with my skills (I’ve been told that a few times), but not this much. I feel very honored that he thinks i’m good enough to do that for him, and it’s humbling when people appreciate the work you do. So of course i want to give back. I’ve already gotten a place to be to rid myself of this anxiety (Which is no doubt a small part of me not having a job or activity) and a huge merit bag from people in the business  The money i get from external sources (It’s kind of complicated.. It’s Sweden). But as long as the money i get is enough for me to go about my day, spend on some items i want to buy, and help me with travels and stuff, i’m fine (Which it is. Yay Sweden).

Anyhow. I also, during the moment my boss asked me to fix the picture, mentioned that i was going to do the same with a picture of my mom. I wanted to restore it, and even add color to it. So he said something i couldn’t even have dreamed of. He said that i could do that too, and that they could scan the picture for me.. You know, super expensive, professional scanners, that keep so much fucking detail, and make the picture so high res. I was so happy to hear that, because the picture i have is a smaller two inch (If even that), faded picture of my mom when she was five years old, so i’m gonna need all the initial detail that i can get. I’ll put it as the picture of this post (Which, incidentally, is something i’m gonna get better at)

So yes. Expect to see what i do for a living soon. I want to post a before and after pic of her. It’ll be a lot of fun. Which what my job is to me. Fun! I get to experiment a lot with pictures, get better at making old scratchy pictures look nice. And i’ve always thought that was really fun. From my days of watching “you suck at photoshop” to following the photoshop subreddit.

It gets better and better and has a story too it. Truly unique tutorial videos

I recommend you get a copy of adobe elements or photoshop (In whichever way you see fit) and start working your magic. It’s not the hardest thing in the world, it’s easy to learn, fun to do, and a lot of room for experimentation.
Oh, and if you don’t want to use photoshop, i recommend trying “paint dot net” or “gimp”.


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