Table of Contents
Chapter: Get started on your first project with tips on setting up your workspace for efficiency, digitizing, and importing your images. Also learn the critical task of analyzing the damage to your project image.
Setting Up Your Workspace
Importing the Image
Analyzing the Damage
Chapter: Learn the foundations of photo restoration and discover the most used tools and techniques in Photoshop for this work, including the Clone Stamp tool, Spot Healing brush, and Content Aware Move tool. Create and manage layers for a clean, well-organized project.
Working with Layers
Clone Stamp Tool
Spot Healing Brush
Content Aware Move Tool
Chapter: Learn how to use different techniques for correcting exposure. Many of the images you will be working on will have improper exposure values and knowing how to properly correct them will save you time and work.
Camera Raw Filter
Chapter: Learn about color balance and color temperature. Fix improper white balance using the Camera Raw filter in Photoshop, photo filters, and adjustment layers. Also, learn how to restore the RGB channels to a grayscale image, which gives you access to filters and effects not available to grayscale images.
Changing Grayscale to RGB
Correcting White Balance
Saturation and Detail
Chapter: Fix smaller imperfections such as scratches and cracks, and remove specks of dust. Combine different methods and techniques to correctly fix this damaged or missing data.
Removing Dust and Scratches
Chapter: Learn different methods for removing stains caused by water damage, rust discoloration, or mildew including a very powerful but under used technique.
Magic of the Color Layer
Removing Stains with the Content Aware Move Tool
Chapter: Put all the techniques together plus some news ones such as Transform and Warp, as well as “borrowing” from other photos. Learn how to replace or repair large sections of missing data and how to blend your layers so as to leave a seamless correction.
Advanced Clone Stamp Tool Techniques
Borrowing Parts of a Photo
Chapter: Learn how to make the final color and contrast adjustments to your completed restoration, discover methodologies on cropping and straightening images, and learn how to save your masterpiece in the correct format for its intended use, whether it is web or print.
Final Adjustments Layers
Crop and Straighten
Save for Printing