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Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 Restoration and Retouching for Digital Photographers Only

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. about the author
  3. credits
  4. acknowledgments
  5. introduction
    1. What's in This Book
    2. Who Should Read This Book?
    3. How to Use This Book
    4. Conventions Used in This Book
    5. Products Mentioned in this Book
  6. I. Digital Editing Fundamentals
    1. 1. GETTING ORGANIZED
      1. 1.1. Understanding File Formats
        1. 1.1.1. Raw
        2. 1.1.2. Psd
        3. 1.1.3. Tiff
        4. 1.1.4. Jpeg
      2. 1.2. Creating an Organized System
        1. 1.2.1. Considering the nondestructive workflow
        2. 1.2.2. Three kinds of workflow files
        3. 1.2.3. Creating a virtual filing cabinet
        4. 1.2.4. Folder and file naming strategies
          1. 1.2.4.1. Naming folders with dates
          2. 1.2.4.2. Naming folders with descriptive names
          3. 1.2.4.3. Choosing your naming strategy
          4. 1.2.4.4. Naming original files
        5. 1.2.5. Filing Photos in Your Virtual Filing Cabinet
      3. 1.3. Managing Your Organizational System with Adobe Bridge Cs5
        1. 1.3.1. Getting a bird'S-eye view of Bridge
        2. 1.3.2. Creating custom workspaces
        3. 1.3.3. Using Bridge to batch rename photos
        4. 1.3.4. Working with labels and rating stars
        5. 1.3.5. Introducing Mini Bridge
      4. 1.4. Backing Up and Archiving
        1. 1.4.1. Hard drives
        2. 1.4.2. CD/DVD
      5. 1.5. Q & A
    2. 2. ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS AND CONTRAST
      1. 2.1. Understanding Histograms
        1. 2.1.1. How exposure affects its histogram
        2. 2.1.2. How subject matter affects a histogram
        3. 2.1.3. Working with the histogram panel
      2. 2.2. Adjusting Contrast and Brightness with Levels
      3. 2.3. Using Curves for Advanced Tonal Adjustment
      4. 2.4. Balancing Dynamic Range with the Shadows/Highlights Command
      5. 2.5. Q & A
    3. 3. MANAGING AND CORRECTING COLOR
      1. 3.1. Calibrating Your Monitor
      2. 3.2. Understanding Color Theory
        1. 3.2.1. Subtractive color
        2. 3.2.2. Additive color
      3. 3.3. Managing Color in Photoshop
        1. 3.3.1. Comparing color spaces
        2. 3.3.2. Choosing a color space
        3. 3.3.3. Setting up Photoshop's working space
        4. 3.3.4. Changing color profiles after a file is open
      4. 3.4. Understanding Color Channels
      5. 3.5. Evaluating Color with the Info Panel and the Color Sampler Tool
      6. 3.6. Adjusting Color
        1. 3.6.1. Removing a colorcast with Levels
        2. 3.6.2. Learning color adjustment with the Variations command
        3. 3.6.3. Adjusting color with the Color Balance command
        4. 3.6.4. Fine-tuning color with the Hue/Saturation command
        5. 3.6.5. Using the Vibrance command
      7. 3.7. Q & A
    4. 4. UNDERSTANDING THE ADVANTAGES OF LAYERS
      1. 4.1. What Are Layers?
      2. 4.2. Understanding the Background Layer
      3. 4.3. Managing Layers
        1. 4.3.1. Moving layers
        2. 4.3.2. Creating a new layer by copying
        3. 4.3.3. Merging and flattening layers
      4. 4.4. Using Adjustment Layers
        1. 4.4.1. Working with the Adjustments panel
        2. 4.4.2. Creating an adjustment layer
      5. 4.5. Working with the Layers Panel
      6. 4.6. Q & A
  7. II. PHOTOSHOP TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
    1. 5. USING SELECTIONS TO ISOLATE CONTENT
      1. 5.1. What Is a Selection?
      2. 5.2. Using Photoshop's Main Selection Tools
        1. 5.2.1. The Marquee tools
        2. 5.2.2. The Lasso tools
        3. 5.2.3. The Magic Wand tool
        4. 5.2.4. The Quick Selection tool
      3. 5.3. Combining Tools for Selection Success
      4. 5.4. Fine-tuning Selections
        1. 5.4.1. Feathering a selection's edge transition
        2. 5.4.2. Using the Refine Edge
          1. 5.4.2.1. View Mode
          2. 5.4.2.2. Edge Detection
          3. 5.4.2.3. Adjust Edges
          4. 5.4.2.4. Output
      5. 5.5. Saving and Loading Selections
      6. 5.6. Cutting and Pasting with Selections
      7. 5.7. Q & A
    2. 6. TAKING CONTROL WITH LAYER MASKS
      1. 6.1. Understanding Layer Masks
      2. 6.2. Working with the Brush Tool
        1. 6.2.1. Setting up Painting Cursor preferences
        2. 6.2.2. Changing Brush settings with the options bar
        3. 6.2.3. Shortcuts for managing the Brush tool
        4. 6.2.4. Exploring advanced options in the Brush panel
        5. 6.2.5. Using a graphics tablet
      3. 6.3. Working with the Masks Panel
      4. 6.4. Creating a Mask
      5. 6.5. Using Masks with Selections
      6. 6.6. Using Masks with Adjustment Layers
      7. 6.7. Combining Selections, Adjustment Layers, and Masks
      8. 6.8. Comparing Reveal All and Hide All Masks
      9. 6.9. Applying a Gradient to a Mask
      10. 6.10. Q & A
    3. 7. USING PHOTOSHOP'S MAIN RETOUCHING TOOLS
      1. 7.1. Basic Retouching with the Clone Stamp Tool
        1. 7.1.1. Removing distractions
        2. 7.1.2. Adding visual elements with retouching
      2. 7.2. Undoing with the History Brush Tool
      3. 7.3. Advanced Cloning Techniques
        1. 7.3.1. Cloning to a different layer
        2. 7.3.2. Ignoring adjustment layers when cloning
        3. 7.3.3. Cloning from one image to another
        4. 7.3.4. Using the Clone Source panel
        5. 7.3.5. Modifying the clone overlay preview
        6. 7.3.6. Adjusting geometry as you clone
      4. 7.4. Using the Healing Brush Tool
      5. 7.5. Busting Dust with the Spot Healing Brush
      6. 7.6. Using the Patch Tool
      7. 7.7. Body Sculpting with the Liquify Filter
      8. 7.8. Q & A
  8. III. Restoration: Rescuing Damaged Photos
    1. 8. STARTING WITH THE SCAN
      1. 8.1. Considering Copyright
      2. 8.2. Scanning Prints and Film
        1. 8.2.1. Scanner hardware
        2. 8.2.2. Scanner software
        3. 8.2.3. Using your scanner
      3. 8.3. Comparing 8-bit and 16-bit Files
      4. 8.4. Demystifying Resolution
        1. 8.4.1. Doing the simple math
        2. 8.4.2. Resizing and resampling
        3. 8.4.3. Using the correct image interpolation method
        4. 8.4.4. Understanding how resolution relates to scanning
      5. 8.5. Scanning Large Originals
      6. 8.6. Using the Crop and Straighten Photos Command
      7. 8.7. Adjusting Geometry with the Transform Command
      8. 8.8. Q & A
    2. 9. SOLVING TYPICAL REPAIR PROBLEMS
      1. 9.1. Assessing the Damage
      2. 9.2. Working with Faded Photos
      3. 9.3. Fixing Faded Colors with a Single Click
      4. 9.4. Basic Spotting and Texture Control
      5. 9.5. Repairing Physical Damage
        1. 9.5.1. Rips, tears, and folds
        2. 9.5.2. Minimizing stains
      6. 9.6. Extreme Damage Control: Replacing Missing Information
      7. 9.7. Q & A
    3. 10. FINISHING THE IMAGE
      1. 10.1. Working with Black-and-White Photos
        1. 10.1.1. Converting to Grayscale mode
        2. 10.1.2. Desaturating color
        3. 10.1.3. Using the Black & White command
      2. 10.2. Applying Sepia Tones
        1. 10.2.1. Using the Hue/Saturation command to tone an image
        2. 10.2.2. Using the Black & White command for toning
      3. 10.3. Adding Color to a Black-and-White Photo
      4. 10.4. Final Cropping and Sizing
        1. 10.4.1. Using the Crop tool
        2. 10.4.2. Working with the Canvas Size command
      5. 10.5. Sharpening Scanned Files
      6. 10.6. Q & A
    4. 11. HANDS-ON RESTORATION PROJECT: THE COMPLETE WORKFLOW
      1. 11.1. Understanding Workflow
      2. 11.2. Evaluating the Project
      3. 11.3. Putting the Pieces Together
        1. 11.3.1. Fine-tuning tonality
        2. 11.3.2. Spotting
        3. 11.3.3. Repairing damage
      4. 11.4. Adjusting Tones Locally with Burning and Dodging
        1. 11.4.1. What are burning and dodging?
        2. 11.4.2. Burning and dodging without the Burn and Dodge tools
      5. 11.5. Adding the Finishing Touches
        1. 11.5.1. Toning
        2. 11.5.2. Replacing the background
        3. 11.5.3. Final cropping and sizing
      6. 11.6. Applying Output Sharpening
      7. 11.7. Printing with an Inkjet Printer
        1. 11.7.1. Understanding the settings
        2. 11.7.2. Making a print
        3. 11.7.3. Evaluating the print
      8. 11.8. Q & A
  9. IV. Retouching: Taking Your Images to the Next Level
    1. 12. USING STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
      1. 12.1. What Is Retouching?
      2. 12.2. Adding Value with Retouching
      3. 12.3. Comparing Soft-edge Retouching and Hard-edge Retouching
      4. 12.4. Managing The Retouching Workflow
        1. 12.4.1. Planning ahead
        2. 12.4.2. The four-phase workflow
        3. 12.4.3. Knowing when to stop
      5. 12.5. Q & A
    2. 13. SOLVING SPECIAL PORTRAIT RETOUCHING PROBLEMS
      1. 13.1. Swapping Heads
      2. 13.2. Replacing Missing Eyes
        1. 13.2.1. Closed eyes: Replacing missing eyes with donor eyes
        2. 13.2.2. Glass-glares: Rebuilding without donors
      3. 13.3. Removing Braces
      4. 13.4. Fixing Wrinkled Clothing
      5. 13.5. Smoothing Skin
        1. 13.5.1. Using the Surface Blur filter to smooth skin
        2. 13.5.2. Smoothing skin with a plug-in
      6. 13.6. Q & A
    3. 14. HANDS-ON PORTRAIT RETOUCHING PROJECT: THE COMPLETE WORKFLOW
      1. 14.1. Evaluating the Project
      2. 14.2. Phase 1 Workflow: Adjusting Image Fundamentals
      3. 14.3. Phase 2 Workflow: Fixing Distractions
        1. 14.3.1. Softening wrinkles and blemishes
        2. 14.3.2. Enhancing eyes
        3. 14.3.3. Enhancing teeth
        4. 14.3.4. Taming stray hair
        5. 14.3.5. Smoothing skin
      4. 14.4. Phase 3 Workflow: Sizing and Finishing Touches
        1. 14.4.1. Darkening the corners
        2. 14.4.2. Professional sharpening strategies
        3. 14.4.3. Using Smart Sharpen
      5. 14.5. Phase 4 Workflow: Output and Archiving
      6. 14.6. Q & A
    4. 15. HANDS-ON ARCHITECTURAL RETOUCHING PROJECT: THE COMPLETE WORKFLOW
      1. 15.1. Evaluating the Project
      2. 15.2. Phase 1 Workflow: Adjusting Image Fundamentals
        1. 15.2.1. Using Curves to adjust midtone contrast
        2. 15.2.2. Using Guides for critical alignment
        3. 15.2.3. Correcting perspective with the Transform command
      3. 15.3. Phase 2 Workflow: Fixing Distractions
        1. 15.3.1. Retouching hard edges with the Clone Stamp
        2. 15.3.2. Retouching with Copy, Transform, and Merge
        3. 15.3.3. Retouching with Vanishing Point
      4. 15.4. Phase 3 Workflow: Finishing the Image
        1. 15.4.1. Local tonal adjustment
        2. 15.4.2. Using resampling to increase image size
        3. 15.4.3. Applying output sharpening
      5. 15.5. Phase 4 Workflow: Output and Archiving
        1. 15.5.1. Having a lab handle printing
        2. 15.5.2. Archive important files
      6. 15.6. Q & A
    5. Glossary: Pro Glossary