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.
From the Back Cover
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.