Digital Restoration From Start to Finish: How to repair old and damaged photographs

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Digital Restoration: Start to Finish guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, plug-ins, and Picture Window. Nothing is left out, from choosing the right hardware and software and getting the photographs into the computer, ...

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Digital Restoration from Start to Finish: How to repair old and damaged photographs

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Overview

Digital Restoration: Start to Finish guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, plug-ins, and Picture Window. 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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240808147
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/29/2006
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Ctein (http:ctein.com) 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://photo-repair.com.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction; Why Restore Digitally? Good Software For Restoration; Good Hardware For Restoration; Getting The Photo Into The Computer; Part II. Working Techniques; Restoring Tone; Retoring Color; Repairing Small Physical Damage; Repairing Large Physical Damage; Improving Beyond The Original: Part III. Getting The Photo Back Out Of The Computer; Prinint; Archiving And Permanence

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