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Photo Restoration with Photoshop

Replacing the missing body parts


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Photo Restoration with Photoshop

with Janine Smith

Video: Replacing the missing body parts

So here is our image after we've cloned out our large crack. Let's look again at that before, and here we are after. And now we want to bring back the other side of her nose and her mouth. So the first thing we need to do is combine all our layers--Shift+Ctrl+Alt+E on a PC, Shift+Command+Option+E on a Mac-- and then we'll go over to our toolbar, and we'll grab a selection tool. In this case I'll just use my Patch tool. And we're going to select her mouth and half of her nose, the half that's there.
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  1. 1m 33s
    1. Welcome
      48s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      13s
    3. Using the exercise files
      32s
  2. 16m 47s
    1. Customizing your workspace
      2m 17s
    2. Using layers
      1m 58s
    3. Assessing the damage
      1m 52s
    4. Rebuilding color channels in a grayscale image
      3m 47s
    5. Using a Black & White adjustment layer
      1m 57s
    6. Using the Clone Stamp, Healing Brush, and Patch tools
      4m 56s
  3. 27m 30s
    1. Fixing a faded black-and-white photo
      2m 20s
    2. Removing small splits, specks, and spots
      3m 44s
    3. Repairing red-eye
      4m 58s
    4. Reducing paper texture
      4m 34s
    5. Reducing dot patterns in printed photos
      3m 51s
    6. Fixing lens distortion
      4m 19s
    7. Straightening a crooked image
      3m 44s
  4. 24m 16s
    1. Fixing large rips, tears, and other damage
      3m 9s
    2. Removing long scratches
      3m 24s
    3. Fixing creases
      5m 8s
    4. Stitching large photos using Photomerge
      3m 17s
    5. Reassembling torn photos
      4m 56s
    6. Replacing missing pieces
      4m 22s
  5. 27m 55s
    1. Removing stains
      3m 48s
    2. Removing ink marks
      2m 34s
    3. Repairing adhesive tape damage on a black-and-white photo
      2m 14s
    4. Repairing adhesive tape damage on a color photo
      6m 1s
    5. Fixing mold damage
      5m 20s
    6. Reducing starburst light glare
      5m 11s
    7. Reducing eyeglass light glare
      2m 47s
  6. 21m 32s
    1. Understanding the basics of levels
      2m 50s
    2. Understanding the basics of curves
      3m 29s
    3. Finding the black, white, and gray points in an image
      3m 28s
    4. Adjusting color levels by channel
      1m 58s
    5. Making selective contrast adjustments
      4m 48s
    6. Adjusting image shadows and highlights
      4m 59s
  7. 18m 13s
    1. Adjusting color with the Photo Filter adjustment
      2m 23s
    2. Correcting color casts using inverse color correction
      3m 2s
    3. Correcting color problems using the Color Balance adjustment
      3m 19s
    4. Correcting color casts using the Variations command
      3m 55s
    5. Correcting color by combining levels and curves
      1m 44s
    6. Improving color by adjusting the hue and saturation
      3m 50s
  8. 33m 14s
    1. Removing distracting elements
      5m 35s
    2. Repairing and recreating backgrounds
      7m 43s
    3. Extracting areas using masks
      5m 5s
    4. Matching colors in elements you add
      4m 11s
    5. Matching textures
      4m 45s
    6. Replacing facial features and missing body parts
      5m 55s
  9. 29m 59s
    1. Converting to black and white
      4m 48s
    2. Enhancing faded color
      3m 30s
    3. Smoothing a subject's skin
      4m 2s
    4. Enhancing black-and-white photos with duotone
      2m 34s
    5. Enhancing the eyes
      4m 10s
    6. Bringing out facial features with light
      5m 22s
    7. Sharpening
      5m 33s
  10. 32m 32s
    1. Assessing the damage
      1m 26s
    2. Repairing the crack
      1m 52s
    3. Replacing the missing body parts
      3m 5s
    4. Removing the specks, spots, and scratches
      3m 7s
    5. Fixing the missing corner
      1m 14s
    6. Lightening the stains
      5m 22s
    7. Restoring the faded tone in the face
      3m 8s
    8. Balancing the tone in the image
      1m 58s
    9. Evening the color with a Black & White adjustment layer
      49s
    10. Cleaning up the image
      2m 24s
    11. Adding definition to the face
      2m 20s
    12. Softening the image
      58s
    13. Sharpening the image
      2m 4s
    14. Bringing back some of the original tone
      1m 34s
    15. Comparing the image before and after
      1m 11s
  11. 24s
    1. Final thoughts
      24s

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Photo Restoration with Photoshop
3h 53m Intermediate Oct 13, 2011

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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.

Topics include:
  • Assessing the damage
  • Rebuilding color channels in a grayscale image
  • Removing small splits, specks, and spots
  • Repairing red eye
  • Reassembling torn photos
  • Removing stains
  • Fixing mold damage
  • Understanding the basics of levels and curves
  • Correcting color problems
  • Repairing and recreating backgrounds
  • Sharpening a photo
  • Comparing before and after images
Subjects:
Photography Restoration
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Janine Smith

Replacing the missing body parts

So here is our image after we've cloned out our large crack. Let's look again at that before, and here we are after. And now we want to bring back the other side of her nose and her mouth. So the first thing we need to do is combine all our layers--Shift+Ctrl+Alt+E on a PC, Shift+Command+Option+E on a Mac-- and then we'll go over to our toolbar, and we'll grab a selection tool. In this case I'll just use my Patch tool. And we're going to select her mouth and half of her nose, the half that's there.

And we want to put this on it's own layer using Ctrl+J or Command+J. Now we'll jump up here to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal, get our Move tool here. And we can move this either with our arrows or with our cursor itself. And this doesn't look perfect. It's too symmetrical. It's exactly like the other side. That's not how our faces usually are, but we are going to make do with it. Here's one trick to be able to place it a little better.

Go to your View menu > Rulers, and then you can pull a guide over. Go to the corner of her eye and see how this goes right at the end of the nostril. Bring one over to the other corner of the eye and now continue to move her nose over just a bit. Now you don't want it exactly the same--again, symmetrical. Place it a little bit more on this side, or if you want her nose to be wider, you could do that, but that's starting to not look very, very lovely.

Just kind of eyeball it. Once you get through with those, you can take your guides, move them back over. You can hide your rulers again. Go down to rulers, or you can use Ctrl+R on your keyboard. Now we'll use Ctrl+T or Command+T to transform. Right-click, Warp. Just move it a little. Let's make it a little different. We want it a little different from the other side--not radically. You've got to be very careful.

Just tiny little moves. Let's see how that looks and then move it some more, mess around with it. And I think we'll leave it like that for just about now. If you have a space, such as this space here on her upper lip, we can fix that in a minute. You're not committing to anything, so just keep moving it if you need to. Say "does that look better, does that look better?" and just keep eyeballing it for a while.

Now let's look at how it's pretty much going to look more through. I made it a little wider. You could narrow it a little, however you like. Sometimes you just need to grab pieces from the other side and fix some pieces that are missing.

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