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Advanced Photo Restoration

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Introduction to Class

Suzette Allen

Advanced Photo Restoration

Suzette Allen

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Lesson Info

1. Introduction to Class

Lesson Info

Introduction to Class

Well, today I get to talk about restoration and photo restoration is something so valuable for everyone, whether your photographer or hobbyist or anyone, because everybody has old photographs and a people that we love, that we might not have with us anymore? And the longer we own a photograph, the more valuable it becomes, and we're actually modern day historians, as photographers, we are the historians of today, so we photograph people, and those are going to become priceless as time goes by. But as we photograph people, we find out that everybody has their history pictures from long time ago that probably need a little bit of work. So, philly, this will give you some tips on how to take not only your own pictures, but other people's pictures, and make them look better. Now, if you're a photographer and let's say, you're your workload is getting a little bit slower. It's the competition is really getting stiff out there. This is a great profit center, because there's, just an untapped...

market, an unending market of people who have old photographs, who need them restored, there's all kinds of things that happened, they just get old and, you know, damaged, and this hopefully will maybe turn into a profit center for you, so let me just cover a couple pictures, this is a wall in a client's home and, you know, half of my clients have a wall like this of their family history and they're proud of it. And here is like a family that I've been photographing for about ten or eleven years in every year we do new picture and they add more kids and more kids, more kids. This is one of my favorite pictures of them the parents and I did a couple years ago and we were talking about old pictures and she brought out her wedding pictures. Wow, dig that color right settle. This is one of the problems is the color issues. So, you know, we restored the color and then these are her daughters. They just got this one. Got married a couple years ago. She's getting married this summer and this is one of her favorite pictures. It got damaged in a flood. They had a flood a few years ago in their house and here's, another one. I love this shot. Mommy. I went pee pee, right? So I'm not finished restoring this one, but these are priceless to her. And this this little girl here she's getting married this summer, this is her. So time goes by and they become more and more precious to us, so there's definitely a need to restore images

Class Description

Learn the vital tricks you need to restore photographs and add a new profit center to your Photography! Photoshop possesses power to magically repair and restore damages images - IF you know the secrets! Suzette will show you the super fast and easy ways (that are somewhat hidden!) to tackle tedious repairs and restore the color, texture and even missing pieces of images! Everything from masking & adjustment layers, to liquify, healing, patch, colorizing, rebuilding, and blending! You won't want to miss this invaluable class that will show you how to do "impossible repairs" and tons of applicable techniques for ALL your imaging projects!

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2


Audrey Agin

I have really learned a lot from Suzette’s instruction. Photo restoration requires a lot of skill sets in Photoshop. This class is not for a beginner- the title says "Advanced." Watch Ben Willmore courses first, when you understand his retouching, then watch Suzette's course. Most videos of YouTube, teaches the same basics, over and over again. It is hard to find advanced photo retouching classes that are spot on. Suzette gave instruction on how to fix things that I have come across in my family photos and business. True she did not work a complete photo, but she showed how to fix hard or unique problems in photo restoration. I loved the Dust and scratches fix on Grandmother-WOW!. This can be used on most old photos. Yes, I had to do some more research to get the hang of it, but now I have made my own action for it. Wish I had known about this years ago. Plus she showed how to fix other problems in the Grandmother photo. I watched the Action classes of Ben Willmore and Dave Cross. There are Actions in the classes of Blake and Kristna, I recommend Actions for everyone. Actions are easier to learn than some other things in PS, Just need to watch a course on it. Each instructor teaches different Actions, so you should find something that will help you. – Now back to Suzette. If Suzette had fixed a complete picture, I would not have learned as much. I was needing everything she taught & better techniques. I hope CreativeLive has her do another advanced photo restoration class of things that were not covered in this class. Her skills in Photoshop & restoration, should motivate people to learn more about Photoshop through other classes here at CreativeLive. Then come back and watch her class again. If you do not understand the technique she is demonstrating, you need more foundation work in that area. …Example- her demonstrating “Dust and Scratches removal” motivated me to learning Actions- now I am using some type of Action in most photos I work on. Thank you. Thank you.

Doug Currie

This is a great course for someone interested in offering a photo restoration service, perhaps as a business opportunity. However, it does require an above average skill level in using Photoshop. I would strongly recommend Ben Willmore's course also offered here on CreativeLive first as a prerequisite before taking this course. Also, in the course, Suzette recommends a free color guide for faces, that can be obtained from her website, but I have tried and cannot find it at all. It would have been great if it was provided as course material for subscribers to this course! Anyone knowing where we can download the file she quotes: "ColorGuideFaces.jpg", please let us know.

a Creativelive Student

Amazing! Suzette shows you techniques that are SO much simpler than you have used in the past to remove spots, cracks, and tears. Faster, more effective, and BETTER end results! The technique to colorize an old B&W photo was fabulous! I used to do handpainting black & whites by hand. With the skills Suzette shows you, you can now do this beautifully and easily in Photoshop. She uses restoration examples in this class, but the skills could be used with any new photos, as well. Thank you, Suzette!