Photo Retouching & Restoration for DummiesBook - 2002
Whether you want to fix a 100-year-old family photo or a business shot you took yesterday, Photo Retouching & Restoration For Dummies shows you how. You'll discover how to:Scan and prep photos for editing Work with photo-editing software Fix the five most common photo flaws Get creative with collages and backgrounds Print photos or share them on the Internet
Here are just some of the things you can do by following the simple, easy-to-understand instructions provided by the book:Bring new life to old, faded photographs Adjust colors throughout the picture or in a certain object Improve exposure and contrast Sharpen focus Cover up flaws such as negative scratches, scanner dust, and dirt Remove unwanted elements from the scene Get rid of red-eye, soften wrinkles, and do other facial retouching Replace a busy background with one that compliments the subject
The techniques in the book use screen shots from Photoshop Elements as illustrations, but you can get the same results using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoImpact, or most other intermediate or professional-level photo-editing software. To help you get started, the book comes with a CD-ROM featuring tryout versions of all the programs mentioned above, as well as other useful photography software. And to help you get the hang of color correction and other photo restoration techniques, the book includes 16 pages of full-color before-and-after examples. In short, you get just what you need to jump right in and start turning your flawed photos into frame-worthy masterworks!