Digital Restoration from Start to Finish: How to Repair Old and Damaged Photographs

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Computers - 417 pages
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, 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.

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 detailand Maximize print quality

* NEW Photoshop Elements included for those that don't own Photoshop
* NEW layout to make it easier for you to understand the step-by-steps
* MORE solutions for you to solve the restoration problems you are facing

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User Review  - jaygheiser - LibraryThing

Very informative book that is completely complementary to Eismann. Ctein is very much oriented around automation, and the use of tools to create selective masks that can be used for repairing ... Read full review


The Big Picture
Hardware for Restoration Work
Software for Restoration
Getting the Photo into the Computer
Restoring Tone
Restoring Color
Making Masks
Damage Control
Tips Tricks and Enhancements
Printing Tips
Archiving and Permanence

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Ctein (http: is a photographer, artist and contributor to PHOTO Techniques Magazine and The Online Photographer. Widely recognized as one of the finest color printers alive today, he is an expert in processes from classic dye transfer printing to state-of-the-art digital. He has nearly four decades of experience with electronic/digital printing and photography and runs his own photo restoration business: http: //

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