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Restoring Photos with Photoshop CS6

with Tim Grey

Video: Welcome

Get the best results when using Photoshop to restore old or damaged photographs.
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  1. 1m 15s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
  2. 20m 51s
    1. Choosing your source image
      5m 4s
    2. Adding metadata
      3m 18s
    3. Image restoration strategy
      2m 12s
    4. Working with layers
      3m 30s
    5. Saving as you go
      2m 41s
    6. Evaluating "before" and "after"
      4m 6s
  3. 33m 27s
    1. Automatic tonal adjustments
      4m 48s
    2. Adding density with multiply
      2m 55s
    3. Opening up detail with the Screen blend mode
      2m 29s
    4. Basic brightness and contrast
      3m 19s
    5. Using Levels to fine-tune contrast
      5m 38s
    6. Reducing contrast with Shadows/Highlights
      7m 8s
    7. Optimizing tonality with Curves
      7m 10s
  4. 14m 39s
    1. Isolating colors with Hue/Saturation
      4m 9s
    2. Completely removing color
      3m 42s
    3. Adding a color tint
      3m 38s
    4. Correcting a strong color cast
      3m 10s
  5. 28m 34s
    1. Correcting vignetting
      3m 48s
    2. Dodging and burning
      5m 41s
    3. Painting in a color fix
      4m 15s
    4. Gradient adjustments
      4m 20s
    5. Painting an adjustment
      3m 58s
    6. Mixing selections and painting for masks
      6m 32s
  6. 48m 50s
    1. Cropping for cleanup
      3m 9s
    2. Flipping an image
      3m 36s
    3. Correcting perspective
      5m 13s
    4. Using the Dust and Scratches filter
      7m 14s
    5. Removing blemishes with the Spot Healing Brush
      3m 56s
    6. Automatic cleanup with control
      4m 26s
    7. Cleaning without blending
      3m 45s
    8. Cleaning a selected area
      6m 17s
    9. Filling in an area
      2m 38s
    10. Duplicating elements
      4m 28s
    11. Manually patching an area
      4m 8s
  7. 12m 41s
    1. Saving detail for last
      4m 23s
    2. Improving local contrast
      3m 34s
    3. Applying sharpening
      4m 44s
  8. 16m 9s
    1. Saving the master image
      3m 26s
    2. Creating an online version
      7m 48s
    3. Creating a print version
      4m 55s

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Restoring Photos with Photoshop CS6
Video Duration: 0s 2h 56m Intermediate


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When converting old photos to a digital format, you may often run across images that have suffered from the ravages of time, or that were poorly exposed or otherwise flawed in the first place. In this workshop author and expert Tim Grey shares techniques for bringing old photos to life, from fixing torn or otherwise damaged areas of a photo to improving the level of detail to adding color where it didn't exist before. Plus, learn how to work nondestructively so you never lose important information and how to save your master image with layers intact so you can make more changes down the line.

Topics include:
  • Choosing your source image
  • Adding metadata
  • Image restoration strategy
  • Working with layers
  • Evaluating before and after
  • Tonal and color adjustments
  • Image cleanup
  • Adjusting detail
  • Saving the master image
  • Creating a print or online version
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(music playing) Hello, I'm Tim Grey. One of the primary reasons I enjoy photography is the notion of capturing memories. And one of the reasons I've spent so many years working to help photographers improve their digital skills is to help them make the most of their photographic memories. In this course I'm going to really help you make the most of photographic memories through photo restoration. We'll start off with some simple image clean up techniques aimed at simple blemishes in your photos. I'll also help you build a foundation of non destructive and flexible techniques that will ensure you're always able to return to your important photos to fine tune your corrections and improve the final result.

With a solid understanding of the basics of image clean up, we'll then delve into some specialized techniques, that are especially helpful for the challenges related to restoring old photographic images. From fixing torn, or otherwise damaged areas of a photo. To improving the level of detail, to adding color where it didn't exist before, you'll discover a wide range of effective techniques that will improve the appearance of photographic images that have been ravaged by time and the elements. So join me as we take a look at a wide variety of tools and techniques for improving the appearance of old images that could use a little bit of help.

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