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Advanced Photo Restoration

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Removing Stains From Photos

Suzette Allen

Advanced Photo Restoration

Suzette Allen

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Lesson Info

4. Removing Stains From Photos

Lesson Info

Removing Stains From Photos

So let's tackle a few other things so here's a stain it's kind of a light colored stain or bleach bleached I guess is it called a stain when it's lighter I don't know um I'm going to show you how to fix those now I will usually use an adjustment layer so I'll just last so it and I usually keep my lasso on about two pixel feather adjustment layer of curves and I'm just going to dark in it now I have to decide where it matches best and I ignore the edges because sometimes it's hearted sometimes it's ah ah the smooth edge or a feathered edge and so I just get it to where it matt's pretty close in the middle that actually looks pretty pretty good um we can kind of see a line down here this matches really well but because I used an adjustment layer there's a mask on there so I can go to my mask and with a brush I confess either this off and if I just paint it like thirty percent I just type three to go to thirty percent aiken feather off these edges if I want now if I want I can also go in ...

here and feather my mask but you can see it feathers all the edges the same and then all of sudden you can see him so if it's a universal edge that works a lot of times it doesn't, though, so I usually painted on by hand. Um, unless I can get away with that, okay, so I think maybe you could use a little bit more darkening. I can also go. Teo, I'm in the brush right now. Ex to exchange two white and my brush a little bit smaller. It could be a little bit darker right here to get rid of that. And this one over here looks like it's a similar issue so I can paint that over there and let's, try one hundred percent so I can take any area that I want teo darken and paint it on and build it up. I'm painting at thirty percent so I can build it up as I need now. If it's a specific stain, I will usually outline it and assume that the whole stain needs the same amount. That's, usually quicker by the way I am using a walking tablet, and these are invaluable. If you're doing any kind of restoration or re touching any kind, this is so powerful because you have pressure sensitivity to control not only the effect of your brush past, even brushed edges of your brush it's really powerful, and especially when it comes for outlining things you can do. A lot, a lot more precise. The other thing is, you can only use a mouse for so long, and your wrist is going to start wearing out. You could go five times longer with the tablet.

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!