Digital Restoration From Start to Finish

Digital Restoration: Start to Finish guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, plug-ins, and Picture Window. Nothing is left out, from choosing the right hardware and software and getting the photographs into the computer, to getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity.

With this book you will learn how to:

. scan faded and damaged prints and films
. improve snapshots with the Shadow/Highlight adjustment
. correct uneven exposure and do dodging and burning-in with Curves adjustment layers
. scan and recover nearly blank photograph
. fix color with Curves and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers
. fix skin tones with airbrush layers
. hand-tint a photograph easily with masked layers
. fix color with plug-ins
. clean up dust and scratches
. repair small and large cracks with masks and filter
. eliminate tarnish and silvered-out spots from a photograph
. minimize unwanted print surface textures
. erase mildew spots
. eliminate the dots from newspaper photographs
. increase sharpness and fine detail in a photograph