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Photoshop® CS3 Restoration and Retouching Bible

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Take years off your keepsake photos or enhance the current ones with Photoshop CS3's powerful tools and the expert techniques and tips you'll find in this comprehensive guide. Using step-by-step instructions and over 500 pages of full-color examples, this book shows you how to clone, blend layers, add contrast, reduce glare, soften wrinkles, rescue torn photos, and more. From portraits to landscapes to architectural masterpieces, fine-tune your favorites with this expert guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Credits
  4. Preface
    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. Should You Use a Mac or Windows Machine?
    6. New Features in Photoshop CS3
    7. Products Mentioned in this Book
    8. One Last Thing
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. I. Digital Image Fundamentals
    1. 1. Adjusting Image Brightness and Contrast
      1. 1.1. Understanding Histograms
      2. 1.2. Adjusting Brightness and Contrast with Levels
      3. 1.3. Adjusting Brightness and Contrast with Curves
      4. 1.4. Balancing Dynamic Range with theShadow/Highlights Command
      5. 1.5. Summary
    2. 2. Working with Color
      1. 2.1. Calibrating Your Monitor
      2. 2.2. Understanding Color Theory
      3. 2.3. Comparing Color Spaces
      4. 2.4. Choosing a Color Working Space in Photoshop CS3
      5. 2.5. Understanding Color Channels in Photoshop CS3
      6. 2.6. Evaluating Color with the Info Palette and the Color Sampler Tool
      7. 2.7. Adjusting Color
        1. 2.7.1. Removing a color cast with Levels
        2. 2.7.2. Using the Variations command
        3. 2.7.3. Using the Color Balance command
        4. 2.7.4. Using the Hue/Saturation command
      8. 2.8. Summary
    3. 3. Understanding Raw and High-Bit Files
      1. 3.1. What Is Raw?
        1. 3.1.1. Disadvantages of shooting Raw
        2. 3.1.2. The mechanics of a Raw file
        3. 3.1.3. Converting Raw files in Photoshop CS3
        4. 3.1.4. Working with 16-bit files
          1. 3.1.4.1. Creating 16-bit files with Adobe Camera Raw
          2. 3.1.4.2. Creating 16-bit files with a scanner
      2. 3.2. Using ACR to Edit 16-bit Scans
      3. 3.3. Summary
    4. 4. Working with Layers
      1. 4.1. What Are Layers?
      2. 4.2. Using Adjustment Layers
      3. 4.3. Working with the Layers Palette
      4. 4.4. Understanding the Background Layer
      5. 4.5. Managing Layers
        1. 4.5.1. Moving layers
        2. 4.5.2. Creating a new layer by copying
        3. 4.5.3. Merging and flattening layers
      6. 4.6. Layer Opacity and Blending Modes
      7. 4.7. Summary
    5. 5. Getting Organized
      1. 5.1. Understanding File Formats
        1. 5.1.1. PSD
        2. 5.1.2. TIFF
        3. 5.1.3. JPG
      2. 5.2. Creating an Organizational System
        1. 5.2.1. Considering the non-destructive workflow
        2. 5.2.2. Three kinds of files
        3. 5.2.3. Building the system
      3. 5.3. Managing Your Organizational System with Adobe Bridge CS3
        1. 5.3.1. Understanding the usefulness of Bridge
        2. 5.3.2. Creating custom workspaces
        3. 5.3.3. Naming, labeling, and sorting
        4. 5.3.4. Applying and using metadata
        5. 5.3.5. Using keywords
        6. 5.3.6. Using metadata for searches
      4. 5.4. Backing Up and Archiving
        1. 5.4.1. Hard drives
        2. 5.4.2. CD/DVD
      5. 5.5. Summary
  7. II. Photoshop Tools and Techniques
    1. 6. Using Photoshop's Main Retouching Tools
      1. 6.1. Working with Brushes
        1. 6.1.1. Changing brush settings with the Tool Options bar
        2. 6.1.2. The Brushes palette
        3. 6.1.3. Working with a graphics tablet
      2. 6.2. Using the Clone Stamp Tool
        1. 6.2.1. Undoing with the History brush
        2. 6.2.2. Cloning from one image to another
        3. 6.2.3. Using the new Clone Source palette in Photoshop CS3
      3. 6.3. Working with Tool Blending Modes
      4. 6.4. Using the Healing Brush
      5. 6.5. Busting Dust with the Spot Healing Brush
      6. 6.6. Using the Patch Tool
      7. 6.7. Fixing Red Eye
      8. 6.8. Retouching with Layers
        1. 6.8.1. Sampling multiple layers
        2. 6.8.2. Ignoring adjustment layers
      9. 6.9. Body Sculpting with the Liquify Command
      10. 6.10. Summary
    2. 7. Working with Selections
      1. 7.1. What is a Selection?
      2. 7.2. Using Photoshop CS3's Main Selection Tools
        1. 7.2.1. The Marquee tools
        2. 7.2.2. The Lasso tools
        3. 7.2.3. The Magic Wand tool
        4. 7.2.4. The new Quick Selection tool
        5. 7.2.5. Strategies for selection success
      3. 7.3. Fine-tuning Selections
        1. 7.3.1. Feathering a selection's edge transition
        2. 7.3.2. Using the Refine Edge command
      4. 7.4. Saving and Loading Selections
      5. 7.5. Cutting and Pasting with Selections
      6. 7.6. Combining Selections and Filters
      7. 7.7. Using Smart Filters in Photoshop CS3
        1. 7.7.1. Understanding Smart Objects
        2. 7.7.2. Using Smart Filters
      8. 7.8. Summary
    3. 8. Creating Flexibility with Layer Masks
      1. 8.1. Understanding Layer Masks
      2. 8.2. Creating Layer Masks
      3. 8.3. Using Masks with Selections
      4. 8.4. Comparing Reveal All and Hide All Masks
      5. 8.5. Using Masks with Adjustment Layers
      6. 8.6. Combining Selections, Adjustment Layers, and Masks
      7. 8.7. Applying a Gradient to a Mask
      8. 8.8. Summary
  8. III. Restoration—Rescuing Damaged Photos
    1. 9. Starting with the Scan
      1. 9.1. Considering Copyright
      2. 9.2. Demystifying Resolution
        1. 9.2.1. Doing the simple math
        2. 9.2.2. Resizing and resampling
        3. 9.2.3. Using the correct Image Interpolation method
        4. 9.2.4. Understanding how resolution relates to scanning
      3. 9.3. Scanning Prints and Film
        1. 9.3.1. Scanner hardware
        2. 9.3.2. Scanner software
        3. 9.3.3. Using your scanner
      4. 9.4. Scanning Large Originals
      5. 9.5. Using the Crop and Straighten Photos Command
      6. 9.6. Adjusting Geometry with the Transform Command
      7. 9.7. Summary
    2. 10. Solving Typical Repair Problems
      1. 10.1. Assessing the Damage
      2. 10.2. Working with Faded Photos
      3. 10.3. Fixing Faded Colors with a Single Click
      4. 10.4. Basic Spotting and Texture Control
      5. 10.5. Repairing Physical Damage
        1. 10.5.1. Rips, tears, and folds
        2. 10.5.2. Dealing with stains
      6. 10.6. Extreme Damage Control: Replacing Missing Information
      7. 10.7. Summary
    3. 11. Finishing Touches
      1. 11.1. Working with Black and White Photos
        1. 11.1.1. Grayscale mode
        2. 11.1.2. The Channel Mixer
        3. 11.1.3. Photoshop CS3's new Black & White command
      2. 11.2. Applying Sepia Tones
        1. 11.2.1. Using the Hue/Saturation command
        2. 11.2.2. Using the Black & White command for sepia toning
      3. 11.3. Adding Color to a Black-and-White Photo
      4. 11.4. Final Cropping and Sizing
        1. 11.4.1. Using the Crop tool
        2. 11.4.2. Working with the Canvas Size command
      5. 11.5. Summary
    4. 12. Hands-on Restoration Project: The Complete Workflow
      1. 12.1. Understanding Workflow
      2. 12.2. Evaluating the Project
      3. 12.3. Putting the Pieces Together
        1. 12.3.1. Spotting
        2. 12.3.2. Repairing damage
      4. 12.4. Adjusting Tones Locally with Burning and Dodging
        1. 12.4.1. Burning and dodging without the Burn and Dodge tools
      5. 12.5. Adding the Finishing Touches
        1. 12.5.1. Toning
        2. 12.5.2. Background replacement
        3. 12.5.3. Cropping and sizing
      6. 12.6. Sharpening Scanned Images
      7. 12.7. Inkjet Printing with the New CS3 Print Command
        1. 12.7.1. Understanding the settings
        2. 12.7.2. Getting ready to print
      8. 12.8. Summary
  9. IV. Retouching—Taking Images to the Next Level
    1. 13. Using Strategies for Success
      1. 13.1. What Is Retouching?
      2. 13.2. Adding Value with Retouching
      3. 13.3. Comparing Soft-edge Retouching and Hard-edge Retouching
      4. 13.4. The Retouching Workflow
        1. 13.4.1. Planning ahead
        2. 13.4.2. The three-phase workflow
        3. 13.4.3. Knowing when to stop
      5. 13.5. Strategies for Retouching Multiple Images
      6. 13.6. Summary
    2. 14. Solving Special Portrait Retouching Problems
      1. 14.1. Swapping Heads
      2. 14.2. Replacing Missing Eyes
        1. 14.2.1. Closed eyes: Replacing missing eyes with donor eyes
        2. 14.2.2. Glass-glares: Rebuilding without donors
      3. 14.3. Removing Braces
      4. 14.4. Fixing Wrinkled Clothing
      5. 14.5. Smoothing Skin
        1. 14.5.1. Using the Surface Blur filter to smooth skin
        2. 14.5.2. Smoothing skin with a plug-in
      6. 14.6. Summary
    3. 15. Hands-on Portrait Retouching Project: The Complete Workflow
      1. 15.1. Evaluating the Project
      2. 15.2. Phase 1 Workflow: Adjusting Image Fundamentals
      3. 15.3. Phase 2 Workflow: Fixing Distractions
        1. 15.3.1. Softening wrinkles and blemishes
        2. 15.3.2. Enhancing eyes
        3. 15.3.3. Enhancing teeth
        4. 15.3.4. Taming stray hair
        5. 15.3.5. Smoothing skin
      4. 15.4. Phase 3 Workflow: Finishing the Image
        1. 15.4.1. Cropping and sizing
        2. 15.4.2. Creative burning and dodging
        3. 15.4.3. Professional sharpening strategies
        4. 15.4.4. Using Smart Sharpen
      5. 15.5. Summary
    4. 16. Hands-on Architectural Retouching Project
      1. 16.1. Evaluating the Project
      2. 16.2. Phase 1 Workflow: Adjusting Fundamentals
        1. 16.2.1. Using Curves to adjust midtone contrast
        2. 16.2.2. Using Guides for critical alignment
        3. 16.2.3. Correcting perspective with the Transform command
      3. 16.3. Phase 2 Workflow: Removing Distractions
        1. 16.3.1. Retouching hard edges with the Clone Stamp
        2. 16.3.2. Retouching with Layer via Copy and Transform
        3. 16.3.3. Retouching with Vanishing Point
      4. 16.4. Phase 3 Workflow: Finishing the Image
        1. 16.4.1. Final burning and dodging
        2. 16.4.2. Using resampling to increase image size
        3. 16.4.3. Sharpening with the Unsharp Mask
      5. 16.5. Summary