Digital Restoration: Start to Finish 2nd edition guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, plug-ins, Picture Window, and now Elements. Nothing is left out, from choosing the right hardware and software and getting the photographs into the computer, to getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity.
With this book you will learn how to:
? scan faded and damaged prints and films
? improve snapshots with the Shadow/Highlight adjustment
? correct uneven exposure and do dodging and burning-in with Curves adjustment layers
? scan and recover nearly blank photograph
? fix color with Curves and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers
? fix skin tones with airbrush layers
? hand-tint a photograph easily with masked layers
? fix color with plug-ins
? clean up dust and scratches
? repair small and large cracks with masks and filter
? eliminate tarnish and silvered-out spots from a photograph
? minimize unwanted print surface textures
? erase mildew spots
? eliminate the dots from newspaper photographs
? increase sharpness and fine detail in a photograph
* NEW Workflow Diagram
* NEW DODGE/BURN WITH SOFT LIGHT LAYER
* NEW Photoshop Elements and plug ins
Table of Contents
Introduction; The Big Picture; Hardware for Restoration; Software for Restoration; Getting the Photo into the Computer; Restoring Tone; Restoring Color; Making Masks; Damage Control; Tips, Tricks, and Enhancements; Examples; Printing Tips; Archiving and Permanence
Praise for the 1st edition:
This is an excellent guide to restoration of old photos and negatives. Everything you'd want to have explained, laid out in step by step detail. This covers most all of the situations you're likely to be confronted with. Highly recommended.
--Darryl Turner (Amazon Review)
Ctein does a great job of walking the reader through the individual photo restorations. He also lets the reader know about different types of software that will help with the restorations and how the software works. I found this to be very helpful.
--Kat (Amazon Review)
Once I started reading this book I had difficulty putting it down until I had finished it. It was so interesting to read how it would be possible to transform sometimes hopeless looking photos into beautiful photographs. It explains a lot about masking & curves adjustments & I feel that this book will be my restoration bible.
--Tim Dalton (Amazon Review)
This thorough compendium of digital photo-restoration techniques, by PT contributing editor Ctein, explains almost anything you could need to know about repairing aged or damaged photographs using a scanner and Photoshop ( with occasional help from some additional software.)-Photo Techniques, Mar-Apr 2007
The book features restoration tips and methods for handling a range of deteriorated images by using a variety of tools, and then shows how these techniques can be applied to contemporary photographs that have poor color or tonal rendition, as well as misexposed prints.-Photographic Trade News, February 2007