Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving detail for last, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
When I'm working on restoring an old photo one of the things I save for last …is enhancing detail. Think of this as sharpening your image, …although sharpening isn't always the exact approach we'll take. …I wanted to take a moment to demonstrate for you why it's so important to save …some of these steps for late in the process. …When you feel that you're absolutely finished working on the image. …Here I have an image with a variety of layers. …Naturally, there's the original background image layer. …I also have an image cleanup layer. And then I have a couple of adjustment …layers that are modifying the overall appearance of the photo.…
If I wanted to enhance detail such as by sharpening, I would want to work on a …composite layer. In other words, a layer that reflects …everything I've done to the image. The reason for that is that especially …when I"m restoring an old photo there's a very good chance that I'll have multiple …image layers. I have the background image layer and I …have in this case one clean up layer, but many times when working on an old photo …
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Tonal Adjustments
3. Color Adjustments
4. Targeted Tonal and Color Adjustments
5. Image Cleanup
6. Adjusting Detail
7. Finishing Up the Image
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