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Photoshop® CS3 Bible by Robert C. Fuller, Laurie Ulrich Fuller

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Chapter 7. Retouching and Restoring

By now, assuming you're reading this book from cover to cover, you understand an extensive set of editing tools and methods — smearing and sponging, filling and stroking, and the art of painting. If you're not reading the chapters serially, which is fine, you can refer back to the chapters that precede this one for coverage of any unfamiliar tools referred to in this chapter.

The tools covered in this chapter — the stamps, healing and patching tools, Erasers, History Brushes, and red-eye removal tools — all enable you to repair damaged images, erase mistakes, and restore operations from your recent past. In short, they make it possible for you to perform the sorts of miracles that simply weren't possible in the days before computer imaging.

These sorts of miracles can be performed on both new, but poorly composed or developed photos and vintage photos showing decades of wear and tear. With Photoshop's restoration tools, you can bring new life to all your photos and scanned documents, all without the slightest fear of damaging the originals, whether ...

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