In answer to your questions, Glenna sometimes is it a painstaking labor of luv. Yes, sometimes I can resent the copy IF the font is a common font used during WWII, which of course it isn't more times than not. However, I do have a lovely collection of fonts because of working with documentations and a note pad. If I can rebuild I use the note pad to keep notes of what type was used where and the size. Again it depends on the document. Sometimes it is just putting one foot in front of another and working around each letter. It helps that my screen is large enough to do that. I keep one picture open at 100% while working on the other at 300/400%.
Anthol, I don't usually use clouds but I have on some of these. However, I have a lovely collection of documentation backgrounds. Many can be found IF you have the right word to put into the search. I get lucky a lot of times by using the right question in my searches.
Sometimes I write to the places that gave the certificates and look for a better emblem. That's hit and miss, too. I asked on all of these and nada! So I just had to scour the internet. (Thank God for the internet!!)
There one thing with documents that is difficult and that is deciding what color of background was the original. Often the damage, even after the first steps of correction leaves you with something that you're just not sure of. If you have any hints about that I'd love to read them.
I don't think I'm an expert at all. There was someone, also in OPR that did excellent work on documentation. It's been a while but, I remember seeing his work. Past that it's a lot of butt sitting time. Something we all are familiar with, in here.
And Glenna, I've seen your current picture.... ouch!
Well, that's about it. Now you know a little more of what I do. Lastly, sometimes you just have to let the powers-that-be make the choice on the last say, so you send in more than one.