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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.
I've done some more touchups on the image using the same techniques we've gone over throughout this project, and I'm ready to compare the before and after. Here's our original image that Taz Tally scanned in his course, Scanning Techniques for Photography, Art, and Design, where he shows you how to get the best results from your scanner. Let's take a quick look at what we've done throughout this project. We've repaired this major crack through the person's face. We've gotten rid of some pretty daunting stains.
We've cleaned a lot of specs and spots and other damage. And we've also decided to keep this background intact and not change the background, and also to keep the character of the frame, even though we've fixed a little bit of the damage, just to keep the basic character of an old image. We've taken this image from start to finish.
Every image is different, but you can apply the techniques we've gone over throughout this course to your own projects.
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