Join Janine Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Comparing the image before and after, part of Photo Restoration with Photoshop.
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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.
- 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