Photo Restoration and Retouching Using Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X4

Photo Restoration and Retouching Using Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X4

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Fully revised to include coverage of the new features of PaintShop Pro X4, this book teaches you how to use PaintShop Pro's plethora of top-notch photo editing tools to retouch, enhance, and restore your photographs. You'll benefit from the practical techniques and insider tips shown in this book, regardless of your skill level. After a thorough introduction to PaintShop Pro, including useful advice on the tools and workspaces, you'll dive into retouching methods and tips that you can use throughout the book. Following this, you'll see detailed photo studies that showcase new and old photos alike. By examining actual photos from the author's collection, you'll learn how to retouch or restore digital, scanned, color, and black-and-white photos. Each study teaches you how to tackle specific problems, shows you the pros and cons of different techniques, and concludes with a fully restored or retouched photo. You'll learn how to do things like repair cuts and scratches; remove dust, blemishes, and distractions; take out red-eye; enhance color, brightness, and contrast; correct perspective and lens distortion; tame highlights; work with white balance; and more. You'll even discover how to retouch people, enhance good photos, and explore ways to tackle "impossible" photos.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 23mm | 1,010g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 143546057X
  • 9781435460577
  • 969,268

Table of contents

1. Preparing for Work.
2. Removing Specks, Dust, and Noise.
3. Finding the Right Brightness, Focus, and Contrast.
4. Making Color Corrections.
5. Repairing Physical Damage.
6. Erasing Writing and Other Marks.
7. Moving, Adding, or Removing Objects.
8. Retouching People.
9. Prognosis Negative.
10. Making Good Photos Better.
Appendix A: Paint Shop Pro Tools.
Appendix B: Methods Summary.
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About Robert Correll

Trained in traditional print media and on the Web, Robert Correll enjoys digital photography, photo restoration and retouching, digital art, computer technology, and music. His recently published works include video tutorials on Sony ACID Pro 6.0, Adobe Photoshop Elements 4, and Corel PaintShop Pro X5. He has also written or contributed to other technology books, magazines, and Web sites. Robert has also worked as a consultant in the marketing and design industry, where his contributions ranged from IT services to Web design and implementation, network administration, art production, ad concepts, campaign strategies and tactics, and radio advertisement script writing. Robert graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1988 and served in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer, was a Software Development Specialist and Development Editor for Macmillan Computer Publishing, and was the Staff and Faculty Technology Trainer/Assistant Technology Coordinator for a county-wide school corporation.
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