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

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This third edition of Digital Restoration from Start to Finish walks you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, GIMP and more. This best-selling guide is now updated with the latest software advancements, and new techniques including hand-tinting in lab, repairing water damaged photos, and tips for the spot healing brush and masked layers. No process detail is overlooked, from choosing the right hardware and software, getting the photographs into the computer, getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity.


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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 detail


Maximize print quality
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Product details

  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 22.86mm | 1,111g
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 1 Tables, black and white
  • 1138940259
  • 9781138940253
  • 495,376

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 THE BIG PICTURE





CHAPTER 2 HARDWARE FOR RESTORATION





CHAPTER 3 SOFTWARE FOR RESTORATION





CHAPTER 4 GETTING THE PHOTO INTO THE COMPUTER





CHAPTER 5 RESTORING TONE





CHAPTER 6 RESTORING COLOR





CHAPTER 7 MAKING MASKS





CHAPTER 8 DAMAGE CONTROL





CHAPTER 9 TIPS, TRICKS, AND ENHANCEMENTS





CHAPTER 10 BEAUTIFICATION





CHAPTER 11 EXAMPLES





CHAPTER 12 PRINTING TIPS





CHAPTER 13 ARCHIVING AND PERMANENCE
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About Ctein

Ctein is a photographer and artist living in Daly City, CA. He is a photographer, artist and contributor to The Online Photographer and co-author of the bestselling thriller Saturn Run.
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