Week 15 – Retouching and Restoration

Overview

The ability to retouch photographic images is something you can use over and over again to improve your images, whether you are touching up a recent portrait, or repairing old family photographs the skills necessary to do digital retouching and restoration are important and surprisingly easy to learn. Photoshop is a fantastic tool for retouching photographs.

Lynda.com Tutorials (Must See)

Enhancing Digital Photography with Photoshop CS2 with Chris Orwig

    Chapter 15 – Retouching
Nature 1 (must see!)
Nature 2 (must see!)
Nature 3 (must see!)
Nature 4 (must see!)
Restoration 1 (must see!)
Restoration 2 (must see!)
Restoration 3 (must see!)
Restoration 4 (must see!)
Restoration 5 (must see!)
I recommend watching all of the remaining videos on retouching!!!

Photoshop CS3 Creative Photographics Techniques with Chris Orwig

Chapter 7 – Soft Focus
Lens soft focus – Wind Shelter (must see!)
Lens soft focus – My Sophia (must see!)

Photoshop CS5 for Photographers with Chris Orwig

    Chapter 22 – Image Cleanup
I recommend watching all the videos in this section, but make sure to watch the first 4 at least (must see!)

    Chapter 23 – Retouching Essentials
I recommend watching all the videos in this section (must see!)
Enhancing makeup (must see!)
Removing blemishes (must see!)
Softening skin (must see!)
Reducing shadows around the eyes (must see!)
Reducing and removing wrinkles around the eyes (must see!)

YouTube.com/Danscourses Video Tutorials

Restore an old photo – tutorial 1
Restore an old photo – tutorial 2
Restore an old photo – tutorial 3
Restore an old photo – tutorial 4
Restore an old photo – tutorial 5
Restore an old photo – tutorial 6

Download the sample image by clicking here.
Week 16 Assignment 1 – Restore an Old Historical Photograph

In this assignment, I would like you to restore an old historical photograph for the Sheridan Museum. The photograph has a crease in it as well as multiple scratches. In order fix it digitally you will need to watch some of the videos above and use tools like the clone tool, patch tool, spot healing brush, and more. Please download zipped file “Griffen_shaving_man001.zip.” You will need to extract the image first by right clicking and selecting “extract all.” The image is a tiff file. Do not lower the resolution of the image since the museum may use your restored version in a book or printed publication. Thank you for your help in this historical project.

Griffen_shaving_man001.zip

Turning it in:
Due date: End of Week 16
The assignment is finished when you have emailed me a flatened (no layers) tiff file or jpg file of the restored image.

Week 16 Assignment 2 – Retouch a Portrait

In this assignment, I would like you to retouch a portrait and removing blemishes, brightening the eyes and teeth and utilizing a soft focus effect. You will need to use one of your own images. Use some of the Chris Orwig recommended tutorials above to help you.

Turning it in:
Due date: End of Week 16
The assignment is finished when you posted before and after images to Picasa and the Danscourses Forum. Please comment in the forum on what tutorials you utilized the most!!!

 

Author: Dan

Dan teaches computer networking and security classes at Central Oregon Community College.

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