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Digital Restoration from Start to Finish

How to Repair Old and Damaged Photographs, 3rd Edition

By Ctein

© 2017 – Routledge

422 pages

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This third edition of Digital Restoration from Start to Finish walks you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, GIMP and more. This best-selling guide is now updated with the latest software advancements, and new techniques including hand-tinting in lab, repairing water damaged photos, and tips for the spot healing brush and masked layers. No process detail is overlooked, from choosing the right hardware and software, getting the photographs into the computer, getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity.

 

LEARN HOW TO:

Scan faded and damaged prints or films

Improve snapshots with Shadow/Highlight adjustment

Correct uneven exposure

Fix color and skin tones quickly with Curves, plug-ins, and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers

Correct uneven exposure and do dodging and burning-in with adjustment layers

Hand-tint your photographs easily

Correct skin tones with airbrush layers

Clean up dust and scratches speedily and effectively

Repair small and large cracks with masks and filters

Eliminate tarnish and silvered-out spots from a photograph in just a few steps

Minimize unwanted print surface textures

Erase mildew spots

Eliminate dots from newspaper photographs

Increase sharpness and fine detail

Maximize print quality

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 THE BIG PICTURE

CHAPTER 2 HARDWARE FOR RESTORATION

CHAPTER 3 SOFTWARE FOR RESTORATION

CHAPTER 4 GETTING THE PHOTO INTO THE COMPUTER

CHAPTER 5 RESTORING TONE

CHAPTER 6 RESTORING COLOR

CHAPTER 7 MAKING MASKS

CHAPTER 8 DAMAGE CONTROL

CHAPTER 9 TIPS, TRICKS, AND ENHANCEMENTS

CHAPTER 10 BEAUTIFICATION

CHAPTER 11 EXAMPLES

CHAPTER 12 PRINTING TIPS

CHAPTER 13 ARCHIVING AND PERMANENCE

About the Author

Ctein is a photographer and artist living in Daly City, CA. He is a photographer, artist and contributor to The Online Photographer and co-author of the bestselling thriller Saturn Run.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHO024000
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Digital (see also COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Photography)