Photoshop: How do I go about improving an old scanned photo and getting it printed as a canvas please?

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Can you help a complete novice on how to go about improving an old scanned photo and getting it printed as a canvas please?
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Janet Williamson

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Janet,

There are quite a few tutorials on this subject:

photoshop clean up scanned photo

The best thing is to evaluate what needs to be done to the image and do a google search. It will bring up tutorials that should hopefully point you in the right direction.

Otherwise, you can browse our tutorials, which are organized here:

Getting Started tutorials: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/tutorials.html#get-started
What’s New tutorials: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/tutorials.html#whats-new
Fundamentals (by topic) tutorials: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/tutorials.html#fundamentals
Key Techniques (by how-to tasks) tutorials: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/tutorials.html#key-techniques
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As Jeff said, The best way is to assess what you want done. I would gather it has damage as far as cracks, creases and to do those first. Then tackle color correction and stains. Try the tutorials mentioned above by Jeff and try youtube.
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To summarize 
1. improving an old scanned photo  IE
http://howtoscan.ca/photo-scanning/photoshop-photo-scan-tips.php

2.  getting it printed as a canvas 
Use the (sorry I don't speak english) Menu Filtre > Galerie des Filtres > Textures > Placage de textures ou IE
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzAbXLI_A7o

Glegoo is your friend!
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Lisa Diebboll

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Once you have your file ready you can upload to our site. We have been doing fine art canvas printing since 1997.http://www.thehighlandstudio.com/
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Doug Thomson

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Janet, the above tutorial are indeed excellent, BUT keep in mind that not all photographs are repairable, especially if detail has been lost from facial features. I have been printing on canvas for a number of years (too many) and the success of the final print depends very much on the quality of the image with which you start and on the quality and characteristics of the canvas on which you print. If you want to send me your file I can take a look at it for you and make some suggestions.
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Beginners always want to have results without  to know the basics! It is certain that we do not learn photoshop with only two tutorials. 

This is the message of Jeffrey Tranberry response ;0)