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Photoshop restoration & retouching
Eismann, Katrin.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : New Riders, [2001]

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276 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
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Includes index.
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T385 .E342 2001C Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Learn to remove wrinkles, unwanted backgrounds or color casts, image flaws or 10 extra pounds so images look better than reality.

Author Notes

Katrin Eismann is an internationally respected lecturer and teacher on the subject of imaging, restoration, retouching, and the impact of emerging technologies upon professional photographers, artists, and educators. Her clients include Eastman Kodak, Apple, Adobe, American Film Institute, Professional Photography Association, and University of California Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photographic Illustration with a concentration in electronic still imaging from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is completing a Masters Degree in Design at the School of VISUAL ARTS in New York City.

Katrin co-authored Web Design Studio Secrets, Adobe Photoshop Studio Secrets, 2nd Edition, and Real World Digital Photography, and has written numerous articles for Photo Electronic Imaging, IdN, and Popular Photography. She speaks about creative imaging and restoration techniques at the Thunder Lizard Productions' Focus on Photoshop, HOW, PMA/DIMA, and PhotoPlus Expo conferences.

She has been named a SGI Vanguard of Visual Computing, as well as guest artist at the La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls and a 1999 Guerin Visiting Scholar at the Marlborough School in Los Angeles, California. Katrin is also a regular contributor to the online Apple Master Class series.

In the future, Katrin would like to take photographs that do not require any color correction, retouching, cropping, dodging and burning, or enhancement of any kind. To learn more about Katrin and to see her creative work, please visit To learn more about the book, Photoshop Restoration and Retouching, please visit the book's supplemental Web site,

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Library Journal Review

Everyone has old photographs stored in a shoebox or album. Storing them electronically allows for the preservation and, in some cases, the enhancement of these irreplaceable mementos. Both of these works feature a new angle on Adobe Photoshop training by focusing on retouching. Although the majority of techniques discussed here are found in every other Photoshop book (e.g., Carla Rose's SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop 6 in 24 Hours, Computer Media, LJ 4/1/01), both authors do a good job of walking readers through the process. Kiteley's volume is an e-book available for Macintosh and PC. It comes only as a CD-ROM in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat to read (a free download from the Adobe site). Eismann's book is an attractive, paper equivalent of Kiteley's work, covering almost exactly the same techniques. Pass on both if you already have a Photoshop title; if not, I prefer the presentation of Eismann's volume. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Photoshop Essentials
Working with Quick Keysp. 8
Quick Image Navigationp. 12
Learning the Importance of Layersp. 13
File Organization and Workflow Issuesp. 16
Before You Begin: A Word to the Wisep. 22
Closing Thoughtsp. 22
2 Improving Tone and Contrast
Evaluating Image Tone and Previsualizing the Final Imagep. 26
The Importance of Adjustment Layersp. 28
Master Tonality with Levelsp. 29
Improving Image Tone with Layersp. 30
Curves and Contrastp. 35
Working with Blending Modesp. 39
Tricks for Maximizing Adjustment Layersp. 42
Basing Tonal Corrections on Selectionsp. 46
The Benefits of High-Bit Datap. 47
Closing Thoughtsp. 48
3 Exposure Correction
Working with Underexposed Imagesp. 50
Salvaging Overexposed Imagesp. 54
Adding Fill-Flashp. 59
Painting with Lightp. 61
Closing Thoughtsp. 62
4 Working with Color
Color Essentialsp. 64
Identifying a Color Castp. 65
Understanding Color Correction with Image Variationsp. 65
Mimicking the Color Darkroom with Color Balancep. 68
Global Color Correctionp. 70
The Numbers Don't Liep. 76
Selective Color Correctionp. 80
Correcting Color Temperature Problemsp. 85
Interchannel Color Correctionp. 87
Closing Thoughtsp. 88
5 Dust, Mold, and Texture Removal
Dustbusting 101p. 92
Eradicating Mold, Mildew, and Fungusp. 98
Minimizing Offset Moirep. 103
Reducing Digital Camera Noise and Moirep. 104
Reducing Paper Texturep. 109
Reducing, Maintaining, and Matching Film Grainp. 111
Closing Thoughtsp. 116
6 Damage Control and Repair
Eliminating Scratchesp. 118
Removing Unwanted Elementsp. 121
Repairing Tears, Rips, and Cracksp. 124
Matching Density to Minimize Stainingp. 126
Closing Thoughtsp. 128
7 Rebuilding, Rearranging, and Recreating Portraits
Recreating Backgroundsp. 130
Finding Suitable Replacement Materialsp. 133
Building a Digital Background Collectionp. 135
Rebuilding a Portraitp. 136
Rearranging a Portraitp. 144
Rearranging a Photograph to Minimize the Backgroundp. 149
Reconstructing Colorp. 153
Closing Thoughtsp. 158
8 Refining and Polishing the Image
Converting Color to Black and Whitep. 160
Combining Color and Black and Whitep. 167
Toning Images with Colorp. 169
Hand-Coloring a Black-and-White Imagep. 174
Working with Soft and Selective Focusp. 178
Creative and Vignette Edgesp. 186
Sharpening Filtersp. 188
Closing Thoughtsp. 196
9 Portrait Retouching
Levels of Retouchingp. 200
Working with Contrast, Color, and Detailp. 201
Improving Skin Texturep. 201
Accentuating the Eyesp. 214
Polishing a Portrait with Lightp. 227
Closing Thoughtsp. 230
10 Glamour and Fashion Retouching
Devise a Working Strategyp. 232
The Subtle Digital Beauticianp. 234
Fine-Tuning the Hairp. 235
Digital Make-Upp. 241
Digital Plastic Surgeryp. 249
The Digital Dietp. 254
Closing Thoughtsp. 264