Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with layers, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
I'm always an advocate for a layer-based non-destructive workflow in Photoshop but …that's especially important when working on older images, where we don't have a …whole lot of information to work with in many cases. …And more than likely, there will be significant work done in order to improve …the appearance of the photo. You can see with this photo, for example, …I have some blemishes that I would like to clean up and it could use a little bit …better contrast and it also needs to be cropped to eliminate this frame around …the edge. And for all of those adjustments, I want …to try to work non-destructively and that generally means using layers within Photoshop.…
Those can be image layers that contain pixels, much like the background image …layer that is the basis of this entire image. …And it can also mean adjustment layers, which essentially are instructions for …how Photoshop should adjust the appearance of the image. …And in both cases, we're able to work non-destructively. …In other words, not touching the background image layer. …
- 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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