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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Restoration and Retouching For Digital Photographers Only
is the complete guide to restoration and retouching. Whether you’re new to Photoshop, or if you’ve been using it for years, you’ll learn lots of new tricks that will help put the beauty back into cherished family photos, and turn new photos into frameable works of art.
Follow Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert Mark Fitzgerald as he guides you through the restoration and retouching workflows. Begin by learning about basic concepts, such as proper tonal and color adjustment, selections, and masking. Then learn to master Photoshop’s retouching tools, like the Healing Brush, Patch Tool, and Clone Stamp. After you build a solid foundation, you’ll see how these tools and techniques come together to solve a wide range of restoration and retouching problems; from repairing a damaged print to removing braces and repairing glass glares.
Explore the tools and techniques with step-by-step expert instructions for downloadable practice files. Experience the total workflow as you complete three projects along side Mark from start to finish: a restoration project, a portrait retouching project, and an architectural retouching project.
This book is an update to Mark Fitzgerald’s popular book, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Restoration and Retouching Bible.
A full-color comprehensive reference to retouching and restoring photographs using Adobe Photoshop. Provides training, tips, and techniques for amateur to professional photographers who want to restore and retouch photos like an expert. The author covers the fundamental of working with digital images, relevant Photoshop tools, rescuing damaged photos, and retouching techniques. A companion Web site will include the book's tutorials with JPEGs and PSD's of images from the book.
Two types of perfection. One tool to achieve both.
Restoration returns a faded or damaged photo to its original perfection. Retouching transforms an image into something more than it was. While the goals may be different, the best tool to achieve either objective is the same — Photoshop CS5. This book covers every step in both processes, from managing your files with Adobe Bridge to fine-tuning with Photoshop's powerful refining tools. Enhance your Photoshop skills as well as your images.
Deepen your knowledge of editing fundamentals —tonality, color management, color correction, and working with layers
Assess the damage to a photo and repair tears, stains, and missing pieces
Work effectively with black-and-white images
Retouch portraits to eliminate braces, blemishes, wrinkled clothing, and even remove glares on eyeglasses
Discover how to enhance architectural photos with appropriate retouching
Companion Web site
Visit www.wiley.com/go/phoprestorationandretouching to download practice files that will help you as you work through the sample projects.
A little forethought and a few post-production tricks can make any photo shoot a success.
About the Author
Mark Fitzgerald is an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert who specializes in helping photographers smooth out their workflow. His consulting business, The Digital Darkroom, provides classes, workshops, and private training. Mark also wrote Photoshop CS3 Restoration and Retouching Bible and Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot, both from Wiley.
Table of Contents
Part I Digital Editing Fundamentals.
Chapter 1 Getting Organized.
Chapter 2 Adjusting Brightness and Contrast.
Chapter 3 Managing and Correcting Color.
Chapter 4 Understanding the Advantages Layer.
Part II Photoshop Tools and Techniques.
Chapter 5 Using Selections to Isolate Content.
Chapter 6 Taking Control with Layer Masks.
Chapter 7 Using Photoshop’s Main Retouching Tools.
Part III Restoration: Rescuing Damaged Photos.
Chapter 8 Starting with the Scan.
Chapter 9 Solving Typical Repair Problems.
Chapter 10 Finishing the Image.
Chapter 11 Hands-on Restoration Project: The Complete Workflow.
Part IV Retouching: Taking Your Images to the Next Level.
Chapter 12 Using Strategies for Success.
Chapter 13 Solving Special Portrait Retouching Problems.
Chapter 14 Hands-on Portrait Retouching Project: The Complete Workflow.
Chapter 15 Hands-on Architectural Retouching Project: The Complete Workflow.