I'm in the process of attempting to restore this photograph of my family, as a gift to my now 86 y.o. mom. (The girl in the pink dress is me, when I was about 14 or 15.)
This picture is from 1979 or 1980 and is (please forgive my ignorance of the proper terminology) I think "matted" onto a faux wooden frame. It's too big to scan and so I tried to take a good photograph of it.
I'm trying to figure out how to make the background on the right side match the coloring on the left side.
I'm also trying to decide what would be best to remove the stains (?) on parts of the picture, as well as scratches. I've tried the clone stamp but wasn't that pleased.
Any ideas as to what else I should do? Thank you for your assistance!