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Digital Restoration from Start to Finish, 2nd Edition by Ctein

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Chapter 10

Beautification

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How-To’s in This Chapter

How to create a merged “finished restoration” layer
How to improve tonality with Unsharp Masking
How to use Dust & Scratches to shave off the worst noise

Introduction

In the first sections of this book, I made it a point to remind you that photo restoration was about more than mere data recovery. At the very least, you’d like a restoration that accurately reflects the source photograph and doesn’t merely wind up looking like a copy many times removed from “originality.” At the best, and especially when an historically accurate, technical rendering is less important, a successful restoration ...

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