Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Fourth Edition

Book description

Whether you're a professional photographer or the family shutterbug, you can't afford to miss the long-awaited Fourth Edition of the classic Photoshop Restoration and Retouching.


Katrin Eismann and co-authors Wayne Palmer and Dennis Dunbar have reviewed, updated, and revised every single technique to address the most important features in Adobe Photoshop CC. They've also added three brand new chapters on how to photograph, scan, and process RAW files; how to apply the techniques taught in the book when using Photoshop Elements; and how to retouch and enhance still life, product, and real estate shots.

Using clear, step-by-step instructions and professional examples, the authors present powerful tools and techniques photographers, designers, restoration studios, and beauty retouchers can use to restore valuable antique images, retouch portraits and product shots, and enhance glamour photography. You'll master today's best ways to:

  • Correct extreme exposure errors and improve color, contrast, and tone
  • Rescue heirloom originals suffering from mold damage, cracks, and torn edges
  • Replace missing image information
  • Remove dust and scratches quickly and easily
  • Transform old photos into beautiful, original works of art by converting them to black-and-white or tinted images
  • Use sharpening techniques and tonal correction tools to add life and sparkle to digital photos
  • Enhance portraits by removing blemishes, reducing wrinkles, and enhancing eyes, lips, and hair, while maintaining your subject's essential character
  • Apply the secrets of top glamour and beauty industry retouchers to perfect skin, make-up, and hair

With new example images, illustrations, and techniques throughout, Photoshop Restoration and Retouching, Fourth Edition will help you transform faded, damaged photographs into beautiful images that are as clear and crisp as the day they were taken (maybe even better!) - and how to turn casual snapshots and studio portraits into the most flattering images possible.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Contents
  8. Foreword
  9. Introduction
    1. The Importance of Images
    2. The Importance of Learning
    3. Is This Book Right for You?
    4. The Structure of the Book
    5. Downloading the Images
  10. Part I: Workspace & Workflow
    1. 1 Equipment, Input, and Raw Processing
      1. Workspace and Equipment Essentials
      2. Input Workflow
      3. Raw Processing
      4. Backup Strategy
      5. Closing Thoughts
    2. 2 Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Essentials
      1. Preferences and Color Settings
      2. Tools, Quick Keys, and Brushes
      3. Layers, Masks, and Blending Modes
      4. Working with Photoshop Elements
      5. Closing Thoughts
  11. Part II: Tone, Exposure & Color
    1. 3 Exposure Correction
      1. Evaluating Image Tone and Previsualizing the Final Image
      2. Mastering Tonality with Levels
      3. Curves and Contrast
      4. Working with Blending Modes
      5. Apply Local Corrections
      6. Other Techniques
      7. Closing Thoughts
    2. 4 Working with Color
      1. Color Essentials
      2. Identifying and Correcting a Color Cast
      3. Global Color Correction
      4. Use Adjustment Layers to Alleviate Color Problems
      5. Selective Color Correction
      6. Matching, Changing, and Replacing Colors
      7. Closing Thoughts
  12. Part III: Restore, Repair & Rebuild
    1. 5 Dust, Mold, and Texture Removal
      1. Taking in the Big Picture
      2. Working Nondestructively
      3. Dust on Digital Camera Files
      4. Less Work, More Results
      5. Work Smart Not Hard
      6. Channel Extraction
      7. Removing Spots, Fungus, and Mold
      8. Managing Glare, Texture, Moiré, and Color Artifacts
      9. Closing Thoughts
    2. 6 Damage Control and Repair
      1. Damage Assessment
      2. Eliminating Cracks, Rips, and Tears
      3. Filling In Missing Parts
      4. Document Repair
      5. Reversing Lens Anomalies
      6. Closing Thoughts
    3. 7 Rebuilding and Re-Creating Images
      1. Changing Backgrounds
      2. Removing and Adding People
      3. Reducing Reflections and Light Leaks
      4. Closing Thoughts
  13. Part IV: Professional Retouching
    1. 8 Portrait Retouching
      1. Stages of Retouching
      2. Developing a Portrait-Retouching Strategy
      3. Removing Distractions
      4. The Importance of Skin
      5. Adding Creative Interpretation
      6. Retouching Portraits in Lightroom
      7. Third-Party Plug-ins and Applications
      8. Closing Thoughts
    2. 9 Beauty Retouching
      1. Types of Beauty Retouching
      2. Devising a Working Strategy
      3. The Beauty-Retouching Workflow
      4. Matching Tone, Color, and Contrast
      5. Perfect Skin
      6. Frequency Separation
      7. Enhancing the Lighting
      8. Closing Thoughts
    3. 10 Product, Food, and Architectural Retouching
      1. Product Retouching
      2. Food Retouching
      3. Architectural Retouching
      4. Closing Thoughts
  14. Appendix
    1. Contributors
    2. Image Contributors
  15. Index

Product information

  • Title: Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Fourth Edition
  • Author(s): Katrin Eismann, Wayne Palmer, Dennis Dunbar
  • Release date: July 2018
  • Publisher(s): New Riders
  • ISBN: 9780132117500