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Advanced Photo Restoration

with Suzette Allen

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About The Class


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

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to Class

    02:44
  2. 02

    Simple Color Restoration

    02:29
  3. 03

    Getting Rid of Spots in Old Photos

    06:46
  4. 04

    Removing Stains From Photos

    02:55
  5. 05

    Adding Contrast to Your Black & White Images

    05:24
  6. 06

    Using the Dodge & Burn Tool

    01:35
  7. 07

    Techniques to Cleanup Image Backgrounds

    13:01
  8. 08

    Fixing a Torn Image

    03:08
  9. 09

    Using the Clone Tool to Enhance a Faded Image

    10:53
  10. 10

    Charging the Right Amount for Restoration Work

    01:52
  11. 11

    Building Lost Texture in Damaged Images

    07:11
  12. 12

    Colorizing Your Black & White Images

    16:07
  13. 13

    Preserving Handwriting on Old Photos

    04:33
  14. 14

    Final Restoration Touches

    01:44

Meet Your Expert

Suzette Allen

Suzette has been a sought-after Photoshop Educator for 12 years, helping professional photographers embrace technology and master image enhancement. Focused on efficiency and practical application, she takes difficult concepts and makes them simple, fun and entertaining!Suzette has earned the Photographic ... read more

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  • Doug Currie

    Doug Currie

    October 2018

    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.

  • Creativelive Student

    March 2014

    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!

  • Creativelive Student

    August 2016

    Love Suzette's teaching style and she was very thorough in her explanations of each thing she does. I also bough Matt's restoration class, this one by far has more information although his was great also. Would like to see Suzette back on creative live again :)

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