Learn How to Restore Photographs


Whether you are a novice or an experienced Photoshop user, you will find this easy-reader, building block syle book packed with inventive, easy to apply photograph restoration and tonal correction techniques for returning cherished memories back to their original grandeur, and enhancement tips for converting “almost perfect” digital and print photographs into treasured favorites. Comprehensive projects will guide you through the process from start to finish, creating professional restorations and enhancements you will be proud to call your own.

If you are a novice in Photoshop, you will learn to take command of Photoshop's restoration and enhancement features without having to learn every tool and command in Photoshop, and reinforce your learning through opportunities to correct and enhance images using either basic or more advanced methods.

If you are an experienced user of Photoshop, you will benefit from clarifications on challenging topics such as resolution and color management, as well as enjoy numerous tips and tricks using its tools in innovative applications that you most likely never thought of.

The book is divided into two sections. Part one will teach you how to use Photoshop through projects that will continue to be repaired and enhanced throughout the remainder of the text. Part two provides a comprehensive exploration of how to repair and enhance photographs, as well as how to approach unique challenges such as working with paintings and photographing photographs for digitization. Through many hands on projects that include opportunities for you to use the images provided or substitute your own, you will build a diverse portfolio of works exemplifying a wealth of experience.


Part One: Preparing Your Photographs for Restoration and Enhancement
Chapter 1: Readying an Image for Adobe Photoshop
Chapter 2: An Introduction to Working in Photoshop
Chapter 3: Selection
Chapter 4: Working in Layers        
Chapter 5: Transformation Essentials
Chapter 6: Painting and Printing
Part Two: Restoring and Enhancing Your Photographs
Chapter 7: Repairing Tears, Folds, and Holes       
Chapter 8: Repairing Minor Surface Flaws
Chapter 9: Correcting Lighting, Contrast, and Discoloration
Chapter 10: Enhancing Photographs by Adding, Deleting, Replacing, and Blurring Content
Chapter 11: Tricks and Trade Secrets
Chapter 12: Conquering Special Challenges
Chapter 13: Putting It All Together: Applying Your Skills to Complex Restoration and Enhancement Projects


  • DVD with practice files and figure samples Includes seven demonstration videos on key restoration and enhancement techniques
  • Hands on projects provided with each chapter specifically tailored to reinforce the tools and techniques introduced in the chapter
  • Customized to accommodate all versions of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Packed with tips and notes for efficiency and accuracy, making you a POWER-USER in no time!

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