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Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, 2nd Edition

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Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7357-1350-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7357-1350-5

Learn to remove wrinkles, unwanted backgrounds or color casts, image flaws or 10 extra pounds so images look better than reality. Photoshop Restoration and Retouching, 2/E has been updated with new techniques, new projects, and new screenshots. It will take you through numerous step-by-step examples that highlight the tools and techniques used by professional digital artists to restore valuable antique images, retouch portraits and enhance glamour photography. This book features dozens of tutorials that will show users of all skill levels how to transform faded, damaged photographs into beautiful images that are as clear and crisp as the day they were taken.

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Table of Contents

1. Photoshop Essentials.

Working Efficiently with Keyboard Shortcuts. Palettes and Custom Workspaces. Context—Sensitive Menus. Quick Image Navigation. Learning the Importance of Layers. File Organization and Workflow Issues. Before You Begin: A Word to the Wise. Closing Thoughts.

2. Improving Tone and Contrast.

Evaluating Image Tone and Previsualizing the Final Image. The Importance of Adjustment Layers. Mastering Tonality with Levels. Improving Image Tone with Levels. Curves and Contrast. Working with Blending Modes. Bringing Out Detail with Screen and Channel Mixer. Tricks for Maximizing Adjustment Layers. Combining Tonal Corrections. Basing Tonal Corrections on Selections. The Benefits of High-Bit Data. Closing Thoughts.

3. Exposure Correction.

Improving Dark Images. Digital Flash Techniques. Salvaging Overexposed Images. Painting with Light. Closing Thoughts.

4. Working with Color.

Color Essentials. Identifying a Color Cast. Understanding Color Correction with Image Variations. Mimicking the Color Darkroom with Color Balance. Global Color Correction. The Numbers Don't Lie. Selective Color Correction. Alleviating Extreme Color Problems. Correcting Color Temperature Problems. Interchannel Color Correction. Closing Thoughts.

5. Dust, Mold, and Texture Removal.

Dustbusting. Eradicating Mold, Mildew, and Fungus. Reducing Print Texture and Moiré Artifacts. Maintaining Image Structure. Closing Thoughts.

6. Damage Control and Repair.

Eliminating Scratches. Removing Unwanted Elements. Repairing Tears, Rips, and Cracks. Removing Stains and Discoloration. Closing Thoughts.

7. Rebuilding, Rearranging, and Re-creating Portraits.

Re-creating Backgrounds. Finding Suitable Replacement Materials. Building a Digital Background Collection. Rebuilding a Portrait. Bringing People Closer Together. Reconstructing Color. Alleviating Extreme Color Damage. Closing Thoughts.

8. Refining and Polishing the Image.

Converting Color to Black and White. Combining Color and Black and White. Toning Images with Color. Hand-Coloring a Black-and-White Image. Working with Soft and Selective Focus. Creative and Vignette Edges. Sharpening Filters. Closing Thoughts.

9. Portrait Retouching.

Levels of Retouching. Developing a Portrait Retouch Strategy. Removing Distractions. Flattering the Contours. Improving Skin Texture. Accentuating Facial Features. Improving Facial Features. Working with Soft and Selective Focus. Closing Thoughts.

10. Glamour and Fashion Retouching.

Devising a Working Strategy. The Subtle Digital Beautician. Removing the Distractions. Complexion, Hair, And Eye Refinement. The Digital Diet. Glamour Lighting. CLOSING THOUGHTS.





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