Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving the master image, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
Working to restore an old photo can obviously involve quite a bit of time and …effort, but fortunately it tends to be a labor of love. …But when that process is finished you want to make sure that all of your work …is preserved and I highly recommend preserving literally all of the work …you've done. In other words, if you've taken a …non-destructive approach, creating a variety of layers in order to apply that …cleanup effect to improve the appearance of the photo, you should retain those …layers so that you can come back later and fine-tune anything that you feel is …less than perfect. Naturally you should be saving your work …as you go. But you definitely want to make sure that …the final result is saved with all layers intact.…
If you're working with a non-layered version of the image, in a file format …that does not support layers, the first time you save an image, when you've added …some layers, you'll get the save as dialog by default. …If the original is in a format that supports layers such as TIFF then you …
- 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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