All posts for the day November 23rd, 2011

[center]Poster – Photo Restoration with Photoshop[/center]
Intermediate | 3h 54m | 800 MB | Project Files 465 MB | Required Software: Adobe Photoshop

In this course, professional photo restorer Janine Smith describes how to use Photoshop to restore, retouch, and enhance old or damaged photos. It covers evaluating scanned images for imperfections, using the Clone Stamp tool and other Photoshop tools, and addressing common problems and their fixes, starting with the basics (fading, spots, and paper texture) and continuing with more complex challenges (rips, adhesive tape, ink marks, mold, and more). Also included are methods for fixing exposure problems and colorcast as well as advanced techniques in photo restoration, such as replacing backgrounds and recreating missing facial features and body parts. The course includes a project that takes an image from damaged start to restored finish. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
* Assessing the damage
* Rebuilding color channels in a grayscale image
* Removing small splits, specks, and spots
* Repairing red eye
* Reassembling torn photos
* Removing stains
* Fixing mold damage
* Understanding the basics of levels and curves
* Correcting color problems
* Repairing and recreating backgrounds
* Sharpening a photo
* Comparing before and after images