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In this course, professional photo restorer Janine Smith describes how to use Photoshop to restore, retouch, and enhance old or damaged photos. It covers evaluating scanned images for imperfections, using the Clone Stamp tool and other Photoshop tools, and addressing common problems and their fixes, starting with the basics (fading, spots, and paper texture) and continuing with more complex challenges (rips, adhesive tape, ink marks, mold, and more). Also included are methods for fixing exposure problems and colorcast as well as advanced techniques in photo restoration, such as replacing backgrounds and recreating missing facial features and body parts. The course includes a project that takes an image from damaged start to restored finish.
Now we've sharpen things back up a little bit, and we want to put a little bit of a color tone on it. First, we're going to zoom out. We're going to have a look at how this is looking here, see if there's any more damage that comes up, which there very well may be with your sharpening--and if there is, just go ahead and work on that and get some more out and then when you're through, then you can move on to the new tone. Go to the top layer and add a new transparent layer at the top. And we're going to go back to our original, or--you don't even have to do that, but we will-- we're going to choose one of the original colors; you can put any color tone on you like, of course.
We're going start with one of these original tones. Then I'm going to go back to this top layer. Then you can go back to your color picker and tweak the color if you'd like. We're going to fill in our layer--Alt+ Backspace or Option+Delete--and go to our Layer Blend modes. You can either go to Overlay, Soft Light. Now you notice when you do this you're going to see even more damage coming up. So then you deal with that at that time. Just go back and take out all the damage, lower your Opacity--which lessens the damage a little bit--but you're going to want to get rid of that. And let's look at the after, bring that in a little bit.
You may never get rid of all this damage, but you can lessen it quite a bit.
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