Join Neil Rhodes for an in-depth discussion in this video Initial restoration, part of Photo Restoration Techniques: Recomposing a Photo.
- In this chapter, we'll start by converting to…black and white, and removing the dust and scratches,…and making our image ready for the composition.…Now we know the steps, let's get started.…You would have opened mount_rushmore_02_01.…And the first thing that we need to do is remove…the stains from the image and work on a copy to do so.…So let's go to our Layers pallet.…Duplicate our Layer and call this…"first layer of adjustments",…and say OK.…
Make sure we'll click the layer,…we're working on this layer now and to remove the stains…we're going to convert the image to black and white,…so Image, Adjustments, and Black and White.…We only need to concentrate on the red, and the yellow,…and the blue but magically the blue stain down here…seems to have disappeared by itself so…it's just the red and yellow we need to worry about.…Cause the image is made up primarily of…red and yellow we can see that there.…And the red stain above the head of this figure,…find out how we can get rid of that and,…I think we're going to try 34, I know it hasn't gone…
- Evaluating the photo
- Removing cracks and splotches
- Cutting out and reinserting a figure
- Adding shadows and sharpening
- Rebuilding the background