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Advanced Photo Restoration

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Simple Color Restoration

Suzette Allen

Advanced Photo Restoration

Suzette Allen

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Lesson Info

2. Simple Color Restoration

Lesson Info

Simple Color Restoration

So let's start off with a couple simple ones I'm just going to open this one up and show you how I restored the color on this now photoshopped does a pretty amazing job at auto color, and any time I work on an image, I always do it in adjustment layers so you can see I've done a little bit of retouching the picture wasn't really damaged, but I did curves to restore the basic color then I did cull around to take out a little bit of magenta, add a little vibrance to make it a little brighter and more colorful, and added a little contrast and then curves to darken up the top still using adjustment layers makes it non destructive and then usually there's a whole siri's like she has a box of all these red pictures, so because I have all these as adjustment layers, I could drag them over to all the other images actually there's a whole lot I'll probably make an action out of it, but that is not only smart way to work, but repeating your work makes it go faster. So I honestly did auto curves ...

on this to get most of the way there and then with color balance, you know I can go into shadows, midtown's and highlights to nail the shift the magenta shift and I don't want to get into this too much because this is a relatively simple I want to get into some harder things that a really time consuming with restoration. So let me just close this, by the way, let me just address the texture issue. Sometimes we do have texture. This one has a really fine texture and there's not really any practical way to remove it on this picture to find but it's in great condition. I don't think it's objectionable, but sometimes when we retouch faces like they're super shiny faces, when we re touched him, it takes away the texture and then it's, obvious that you did work there. So you have to read, restore the texture. Well, fortunately, we have the patch tool, and so with the patch to weaken taken area that we retouched and lost the texture and drag it to another area. Now this is pretty contrast it, but this is a little more subtle, and that allowed me to restore the texture to the spot that was retouched. So that's, a good tip to know, because easy to lose texture whenever you're retouching, especially when you have to do a lot.

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!