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Photo Restoration and Retouching Using Corel® PaintShop Pro® X5, Fourth Edition

Book Description

PaintShop Pro, the popular graphics software that lets you create and edit beautiful images for home, work, or the Web, also offers powerful capabilities for enhancing and restoring photographs. This completely new edition of PHOTO RESTORATION AND RETOUCHING USING COREL PAINSHOP PRO X5 is a comprehensive, friendly guide to using the latest version of PaintShop Pro to improve your photographs. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to working with digital images, you’ll appreciate the book’s step-by-step, visual approach, covering topics such as improving brightness and contrast, solving color problems, removing specks and dust, repairing scratches, tears, creases, and holes, retouching people, and much more! Included are more than 50 detailed photo studies that teach you how to tackle specific problems—like red eyes, blemishes, and poor lighting. With photo editing expert Robert Correll as your guide, you’ll learn pro-level retouching techniques that will help you create great photos you’ll be proud to share with friends, family, and the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Foreword
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Table of Contents
  8. Introduction
  9. 1 Getting Started with Corel PaintShop Pro X5
    1. Photo Restoration and Retouching
    2. Getting Acquainted with PaintShop Pro X5
    3. Working with the Manage Workspace
    4. Using the Adjust Workspace
    5. Using the Edit Workspace
    6. Updating the Program
  10. 2 Retouching Techniques and Methods
    1. Using the Adjust Versus Edit Workspace
    2. Preserving a History with Working Layers
    3. Duplicating Layers Versus Copying and Pasting
    4. Copying Merged Layers and Pasting to Lock in Changes
    5. Using Clone Layers for Flexibility
    6. Experimenting with Duplicate Images
    7. Masking Versus Erasing
    8. Using Adjustment Layers
    9. Using Temporary Adjustment Layers
    10. Finding Out What You Did
    11. Saving Settings
    12. Blending with Opacity
    13. Enlarging Versus Cropping
    14. Preserving or Deleting EXIF Data
  11. 3 Improving Brightness and Contrast
    1. Photo Study 1: Basic Brightness and Contrast
    2. Photo Study 2: Brightening an Older Photo
    3. Photo Study 3: Brightening Faces
    4. Photo Study 4: Restoring Detail to Washed Out Areas
    5. Photo Study 5: Boosting Contrast
    6. Photo Study 6: Localizing Adjustments
    7. Photo Study 7: Taming Highlights
  12. 4 Solving Color Problems
    1. Photo Study 8: Adding Color and Vibrance
    2. Photo Study 9: Improving Muted Colors
    3. Photo Study 10: Dealing with Oversaturated Colors
    4. Photo Study 11: Restoring Photos Yellowed with Age
    5. Photo Study 12: Cooling a Warm Photo
    6. Photo Study 13: Warming a Cool Photo
    7. Photo Study 14: Working with White Balance
  13. 5 Sharpness, Noise, and Distortion
    1. Photo Study 15: Sharpening Photos
    2. Photo Study 16: Selective Sharpening
    3. Photo Study 17: Tackling Digital Noise
    4. Photo Study 18: Reducing Noise and Removing JPEG Artifacts
    5. Photo Study 19: Removing Lens Distortion
    6. Photo Study 20: Manual Perspective Correction
  14. 6 Removing Specks and Dust
    1. Photo Study 21: Basic Speck and Dust Removal
    2. Photo Study 22: Working in Hard-to-See Areas
    3. Photo Study 23: Dusting Off Digital Shots for eBay
    4. Photo Study 24: Dealing with Background Texture
  15. 7 Repairing Scratches, Tears, Creases, and Holes
    1. Photo Study 25: Fixing a Large Scratch
    2. Photo Study 26: Repairing Border Problems and Tearing
    3. Photo Study 27: Repairing a Mounted Photo
    4. Photo Study 28: Filling a Hole
    5. Photo Study 29: Mending a Torn Photo
    6. Photo Study 30: Mending a Partial Tear
    7. Photo Study 31: Dealing with Tears, Creases, and Stains
    8. Photo Study 32: Restoring a Missing Corner
  16. 8 Moving, Adding, or Removing Objects
    1. Photo Study 33: Taking Out Photo Notations
    2. Photo Study 34: Erasing Crayon and Pen
    3. Photo Study 35: Removing Marker and Ink Smudges
    4. Photo Study 36: Moving a Teddy Bear
    5. Photo Study 37: Removing Odds and Ends
    6. Photo Study 38: Adding a Person to a Photo
    7. Photo Study 39: Creating Montages
  17. 9 Retouching People
    1. Photo Study 40: Removing Red Eye
    2. Photo Study 41: More Red Eye Techniques
    3. Photo Study 42: Whitening Teeth
    4. Photo Study 43: Teeth, Eye, and Skin Touch-Ups
    5. Photo Study 44: Glamorous Skin Smoothing
    6. Photo Study 45: Complete Body Makeover
    7. Photo Study 46: Hiding Hair Loss
    8. Photo Study 47: Cleaning Up Nostrils
  18. 10 The Good, the Bad, and the Artistic
    1. Photo Study 48: Lipstick, Please
    2. Photo Study 49: Dude
    3. Photo Study 50: Prognosis Pink
    4. Photo Study 51: Deblurrification
    5. Photo Study 52: Pen and Path
    6. Photo Study 53: HDR Exposure Merge
  19. A More Useful Information
  20. Index