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Restoring detail using the Restoration palette

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Video: Restoring detail using the Restoration palette

We're now going to take a look at the Restoration palette. What does is it enables me to bring back some of the original imagery that was in our source image and I've got that opened up again. This is the image we went through and did some underpainting, and controlled the Color Space a little bit. So now I want to take the image that I created earlier and actually use the Restoration palette with it. This opens up an interesting little piece of information you need to know is how do I reestablish a connection between a source and a destination image so that I can do this kind of work? Let's go up here and I'm going to go back and I'm going to open the autopaint_finish image.

Restoring detail using the Restoration palette

We're now going to take a look at the Restoration palette. What does is it enables me to bring back some of the original imagery that was in our source image and I've got that opened up again. This is the image we went through and did some underpainting, and controlled the Color Space a little bit. So now I want to take the image that I created earlier and actually use the Restoration palette with it. This opens up an interesting little piece of information you need to know is how do I reestablish a connection between a source and a destination image so that I can do this kind of work? Let's go up here and I'm going to go back and I'm going to open the autopaint_finish image.

So we've now got the source and destination. What I need to do is reestablish the connection between those two. So if I go up to the File menu and go to the Clone Source and just double check here. Let's make sure. We've got autopaint_finish and that's our target image. Our source image we want to be in this case the morning_sununderpaint image, and that is selected. If it isn't, you want make sure that you can select here so that they are linked up. So we've now got our connection between these two images setup.

Let's go ahead and go to the Restoration palette. You can see here you've got two choices. You've got the Soft Edge Cloner Brush and the Hard Edge Cloner Brush. There are some cases where you'd use the Hard Edge Cloner but 99% of the time you're going to want to select the Soft Edge Cloner. What this is going to let me do, and let's just take look a little bit at the source and destination here. I wanted to look at this for where is the detail plus where do I want the eye to go. Now there's kind of natural lead-in into the image, the way that these trees kind of lead you back into here.

This is an unusual image in that the brightest spot is up here, which is definitely is not necessarily the source. It's more of an atmospheric kind of feel to the image. To my eye I really want a kind of lead the viewer back in space and maybe some of this Spanish moss that's hanging in the trees. It's kind of interesting. So I'm going to go back here now and I'm just going to slightly bring back it. And all I'm doing here is just kind of painting in this image. What's it's going to slowly do is bring back some of that original image.

This is also why it was important earlier on that we applied the Smart Blur Filter because even what we're bringing back now is not 100% photographic. There are times where you may want to keep the image totally photographic and bring back in, but I find if it's evened and simplified down a little bit through Smart Blur, that ensures that what's going to come back up through here is not just pure photographic image, because that will be a little jarring to have this painted image and see the pure photograph coming up. So I'm just going in here and wherever I want or just put a little bit of interest in the image, by refining it more detail and just painting in those area.

But you can see, already I've kind of gotten up where the detail and this is the way the human eye is designed, we were hunter, gatherers, have used detail in the scenery around us to go to that area and spend time in it. Areas of little detail we're not going to want to spend much on. So artist have long ago figured this out and they use detail to lead the eye where they want it to go in an image. So you can literally kind of make an image even though it's not dynamic, it's just a flat 2D image, you can still get the viewer's eye to move around in an image, based on where you place an interesting detail.

So I'm just putting a little bit more in here right, just want to have a little detailed path that kind of leads back into there. And then some areas up here because they are interesting textures. Just put that where I want within the image and these areas that are less defined, we don't tend to spend as much time in. So the Restoration palette basically controls being able to restore some of the original detail in selected parts of the image. Though you can actually play around with bringing the viewer's eye into the portions of the image that you want.

So take advantage of the Restoration palette, as I said it to outset. This really is setup in a bit of a workflow. First you simplify and adjust the image, then we apply brush stokes to it, and then finally we do that last little touch where we bring a little bit of the original imagery back through to end up with our resulting painting. So the Auto-Painting palettes are a good tool for applying to source imagery to end up with some widely varying artistic results.

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Painter 11 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 49s
    1. Welcome/demo
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      55s
  2. 3m 45s
    1. What Painter can do
      1m 15s
    2. Let's paint!
      2m 30s
  3. 23m 16s
    1. Starting Painter for the first time
      6m 39s
    2. Creating, opening, and saving files
      4m 52s
    3. Sizing image resolution for output
      6m 16s
    4. Extending the canvas
      2m 36s
    5. Creating and using templates
      2m 53s
  4. 37m 46s
    1. Navigating Painter
      8m 46s
    2. Rotating the canvas
      3m 3s
    3. Using the Tool palette and Property bar
      6m 41s
    4. Understanding Tool palette selectors
      8m 58s
    5. The Brush Selector bar: an art store in a palette
      4m 2s
    6. Configuring palettes
      6m 16s
  5. 28m 37s
    1. Accessing and controlling color with the Color palette
      8m 27s
    2. Mixing color in the Mixer palette
      10m 41s
    3. Color sets: choose 'n' use color
      9m 29s
  6. 37m 13s
    1. Understanding the six axes of motion
      3m 19s
    2. Introducing tablets: Intuos3 and Intuos4
      8m 6s
    3. Introducing tablets: Cintiq
      7m 49s
    4. Customizing your Wacom tablet: part 1
      4m 57s
    5. Customizing your Wacom tablet: part 2
      9m 25s
    6. Maximizing your tablet's pressure response
      3m 37s
  7. 14m 56s
    1. Understanding the selection tools
      2m 16s
    2. Making selections using the Lasso tool
      3m 20s
    3. Making polygonal selections
      2m 51s
    4. Making selections using the Magic Wand tool
      6m 29s
  8. 42m 34s
    1. Understanding layers
      8m 1s
    2. Using the Preserve Transparency control
      2m 50s
    3. Using the Pick Up Underlying Color control
      4m 36s
    4. Resizing and rotating layers using the Transform tool
      5m 45s
    5. Making selections using channels
      4m 23s
    6. Working with layer masks
      9m 52s
    7. Adding text
      7m 7s
  9. 37m 40s
    1. Understanding the Brush Creator workspace
      6m 11s
    2. Exploring brush properties using the Randomizer
      8m 15s
    3. Exploring brush properties using the Transposer
      4m 45s
    4. Using the Stroke Designer to create custom brushes
      9m 39s
    5. Managing brush variants
      8m 50s
  10. 38m 24s
    1. Adjusting brush size: three techniques
      3m 3s
    2. Fine-tuning your stroke in the Brush Controls palette
      5m 12s
    3. Working with texture-aware media
      8m 59s
    4. Painting with Artists' Oils brushes
      10m 45s
    5. Painting with RealBristle brushes
      3m 39s
    6. Working with hard media
      4m 57s
    7. Painting with markers
      1m 49s
  11. 20m 21s
    1. Understanding the Image Hose
      3m 26s
    2. Controlling the Image Hose
      8m 32s
    3. Creating a nozzle file
      8m 23s
  12. 22m 11s
    1. Warmup exercises
      7m 54s
    2. Draftsmanship: drawing media
      10m 56s
    3. Doodling
      43s
    4. Creating outline sketches utilizing the conceptual squint
      2m 38s
  13. 17m 28s
    1. Understanding cloning
      3m 1s
    2. Tracing a clone's source using Tracing Paper
      3m 27s
    3. Painting a cloned image
      5m 55s
    4. Creating a Quick Clone
      2m 46s
    5. In-document cloning
      2m 19s
  14. 25m 51s
    1. Understanding the vocabularies of paint photography
      8m 51s
    2. You must destroy detail
      6m 20s
    3. Focusing on the subject
      4m 1s
    4. Adapting color in a photograph for photo painting
      6m 39s
  15. 28m 16s
    1. Under-painting
      6m 26s
    2. Auto-painting
      5m 25s
    3. Using manual controls for auto-painting
      11m 53s
    4. Restoring detail using the Restoration palette
      4m 32s
  16. 18m 44s
    1. The photo as wet oil paint
      6m 47s
    2. Cloning the canvas and building detail with multiple layers
      11m 57s
  17. 25m 57s
    1. Applying surface texture
      6m 53s
    2. Matching the color palette between two images
      4m 10s
    3. Marbling
      9m 27s
    4. Exploring the Growth effect
      5m 27s
  18. 25m 10s
    1. Understanding frame-by-frame animation
      2m 9s
    2. Creating an animation with onion-skinning
      11m 51s
    3. Using a movie clone source
      11m 10s
  19. 17m 47s
    1. Using each application for its strengths
      4m 24s
    2. Working with Photoshop's PSD file format in Painter and Photoshop
      4m 52s
    3. Configuring color management
      8m 31s
  20. 33m 25s
    1. Setting preferences
      7m 37s
    2. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
      5m 5s
    3. Saving and restoring palette layouts
      4m 3s
    4. Creating custom palettes
      3m 36s
    5. Accessing favorite brushes using the Tracker palette
      5m 55s
    6. Organizing custom workspaces
      7m 9s
  21. 8m 17s
    1. Undo, undo, undo
      3m 33s
    2. Painting on layers
      1m 57s
    3. Save often, save early
      2m 47s
  22. 10m 7s
    1. Resetting brushes: Painter's panic button
      2m 0s
    2. Resetting workspaces with the Shift key restart
      6m 12s
    3. Troubleshooting brushes with the brush checklist
      1m 55s
  23. 16s
    1. Goodbye
      16s

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