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"How can I digitally restore and enhance a cherished photo of my recently deceased grandad to create a lasting tribute to his memory?"

Photo restoration and enhancement can be done using various software tools, such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.

The process typically involves color correction, cropping, removing scratches or other damage, and adjusting contrast and brightness.

Blurring the background of a photo can be achieved using a technique called depth of field adjustment or by manually selecting and adjusting the background.

Removing an object from a photo, like a drink from someone's hand, is a more advanced technique that involves cloning or healing the surrounding area.

There are also specialized software and online services like MyHeritage, Photoshop's "Face-Aware Liquify" that can help you "age" or "de-age" a person in a photo.

Some digital art tools like MediBang Paint, Procreate, or Adobe Fresco which allow you to composite images and manually paint or draw in the details for more artsy and stylized finished image.

It's important to note that the quality of the original photo will affect the final result, as a very low-resolution or damaged photo will be harder to restore.

You can scan the photo at a high resolution, or even take a high-resolution photo of the photo, called a "photo of a photo", to begin the process.

If you don't have the expertise, you can look for professionals or services that provide photo restoration, like a graphic designer or photo retouching service.

These services usually charge per hour or per project, and the cost can vary depending on the complexity and quality of the photo.

Some archives and libraries have photo restoration services, and they might be free for a limited time or for certain types of photos, usually require you to send the photo to them.

Creating a memorial tribute by digitally compositing a loved one into a family photo or a work of art can be a touching and meaningful way to honor and remember them.

Colorize and Breathe Life into Old Black-and-White Photos (Get started for free)