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Photo Restoration: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Robert Correll

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6. Correcting and Enhancing Color, Brightness, and Contrast

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A New Paradigm

Prior restoration chapters focused largely on moving pixels around to cover up blemishes and hide or repair damage. This chapter relies on a different approach to improving and adjusting color, brightness, and contrast: using adjustment layers and Smart Objects.

Chapter 3, “Working with Photoshop,” has a lot of good basic information on the tools you will see in this chapter. If you need to, please go back and review the sections on adjustments and layers. What I would like to do in this chapter is quickly walk you through how to create and use adjustment layers, and ...

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