About the Book

All three editions of Photoshop Restoration and Retouching take you through numerous step by step examples that highlight the tools and techniques used by professional digital artists to restore valuable antique images, retouch portraits and enhance glamour photography. This book features dozens of tutorials that will show you how to transform faded, damaged photographs into beautiful images that are as clear and crisp as the day they were taken.

The second edition is written for Photoshop 7, while the third edition addresses the latest features in Photoshop CS2, and contains dozens of new images and many more advanced techniques.

Filled with full-color examples, these books show how to:

  • Improve color, contrast, tone and correct exposure errors
  • Rescue extremely faded and damaged originals
  • Repair heirloom photographs by removing dust and mold and repairing torn edges and cracks
  • Improve portraits by removing blemishes, wrinkles, reflections, and redeye
  • Learn the tips and tricks that glamour and fashion photographers use everyday to perfect the already beautiful
Book Audience
  • Adobe Photoshop™ users looking for intermediate to advanced techniques to retouch and restore images
  • Educators who require a clear working approach to learning and teaching digital restoration and retouching
  • Dedicated amateurs who are retouching family photos
  • Traditional retouchers who are transitioning into the digital workflow

     


    Better suited for Photoshop 5 & 6


    Ideal for Photoshop 7.

     
    Focuses on Photoshop CS2

Table of Contents

Foreword

Steve Simmons, editor and publisher of View Camera and Camera Arts magazines

John McIntosh , Chair of the Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC
Essential Tools & Navigation  
  • Working with Quick Keys
  • Using File Navigation
  • Learning the Importance of Layers
  • File Organization and Workflow Issues
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Working Efficiently with Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Palettes and Custom Workspaces
  • Context-Sensitive Menus
  • Quick Image Navigation
  • Learning the Importance of Layers
  • File Organization and Workflow Issues
  • Before You Begin: A Word to the Wise
Tone & Contrast
  • Evaluating Image Tone and Previsualizing the Final Image
  • The Importance of Adjustment Layers
  • Master Tonality with Levels
  • Working with Levels to Improve Image Tone
  • Curves and Contrast
  • Working with Blending Modes
  • Tricks for Maximizing Adjustment Layers
  • Basing Tonal Corrections on Selections
  • Working with High-Bit Data
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Evaluating Image Tone and Previsualizing the Final Image
  • The Importance of Adjustment Layers
  • Mastering Tonality with Levels
  • Improving Image Tone with Levels
  • Curves and Contrast
  • Working with Blending Modes
  • Bringing Out Detail with Screen and Channel Mixer
  • Tricks for Maximizing Adjustment Layers
  • Combining Tonal Corrections
  • Basing Tonal Corrections on Selections
  • The Benefits of High-Bit Data
Exposure Correction
  • Working with Underexposed Images
  • Salvaging Overexposed Images
  • Adding Fill-Flash
  • Painting with Light
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Improving Dark Image
  • Digital Flash Techniques
  • Salvaging Overexposed Images
  • Painting with Light
Color Correction
  • Color Essentials
  • Identifying a Color Cast
  • Understanding Color Correction with Image Variations
  • Mimicking the Color darkroom with Color Balance
  • Global Color Correction
  • The Numbers Don't Lie
  • Selective Color Correction
  • Correcting Color Temperature Problems
  • Interchannel Color Correction
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Color Essentials
  • Identifying a Color Cast
  • Understanding Color Correction with Image Variations
  • Mimicking the Color Darkroom with Color Balance
  • Global Color Correction
  • The Numbers DonÕt Lie
  • Selective Color Correction
  • Alleviating Extreme Color Problems
  • Correcting Color Temperature Problems
  • Interchannel Color Correction
Dust & Mold Removal
  • Dustbusting 101
  • Eradicating Mold, Mildew, and Fungus
  • Minimizing Offset Moiré
  • Reducing Digital camera Noise and Moiré
  • Reducing paper texture
  • Reducing, Maintaining, and Matching Film Grain
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Dustbusting 101
  • Eradicating Mold, Mildew, and Fungus
  • Reducing Print Texture and Moirˇ Artifacts
  • Maintaining Image Structure
Damage Control & Repair
  • Eliminating Scratches
  • Removing Unwanted Elements
  • Repairing Tears, Rips, and Cracks
  • Matching Density to Minimize Staining
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Eliminating Scratches
  • Removing Unwanted Elements
  • Repairing Tears, Rips, and Cracks
  • Removing Stains and Discoloration
Rebuilding Portraits
  • Rebuilding Backgrounds
  • Finding Suitable Replacement Materials
  • Building a Digital Background Collection
  • Rebuilding a Portrait
  • Rearranging a Portrait
  • Rearranging a Photograph to Minimize the background
  • Reconstructing Color
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Finding Suitable Replacement Materials
  • Building a Digital Background Collection
  • Rebuilding a Portrait
  • Bringing People Closer Together
  • Reconstructing Color
  • Alleviating Extreme Color Damage
Refining Images
  • Converting Color to Black & White
  • Combining Choler and Black & White
  • Toning Images with Color
  • Hand-coloring a Black & White Image
  • Working with Soft and Selective Focus
  • Creative and Vignette Edges
  • Sharpening Filters
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Converting Color to Black and White
  • Combining Color and Black and White
  • Toning Images with Color
  • Hand-Coloring a Black-and-White Image
  • Working with Soft and Selective Focus
  • Creative and Vignette Edges
  • Sharpening Filters
Portrait Retouching
  • Levels of Retouching
  • Working with Contrast, Choler, and Detail
  • Improving Skin Texture
  • Accentuating the Eyes
  • Polishing a Portrait with Light
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Levels of Retouching
  • Developing a Portrait Retouch Strategy
  • Removing Distractions
  • Flattering the Contours
  • Improving Skin Texture
  • Accentuating Facial Features
  • Improving Facial Features
  • Working with Soft and Selective Focus
Glamour Retouching
  • Devise a Working Strategy
  • The Subtle Digital Beautician
  • Fine-tuning the Hair
  • Digital Make-up
  • Digital Plastic Surgery
  • The Digital Diet
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Devising a Working Strategy
  • The Subtle Digital Beautician
  • Removing the Distractions
  • Complexion, Hair, and Eye Refinement
  • The Digital Diet
  • Glamour Lighting