Photo Restoration and Retouching Using Corel PaintShop Pro X4, 3rd Edition
Photo-Editing Tips and Techniques
- Retouch, enhance and restore your photographs
- Improve brightness and contrast
- Solve color problems
- Repair scratches, tears and holes
- Remove specks and dust
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Fully revised to include coverage of the new features of PaintShop Pro X4, this book teaches you how to use PaintShop Pro’s plethora of top-notch photo editing tools to retouch, enhance, and restore your photographs. You’ll benefit from the practical techniques and insider tips shown in this book, regardless of your skill level.
After a thorough introduction to PaintShop Pro, including useful advice on the tools and workspaces, you’ll dive into retouching methods and tips that you can use throughout the book. Following this, you’ll see detailed photo studies that showcase new and old photos alike. By examining actual photos from the author’s collection, you’ll learn how to retouch or restore digital, scanned, color, and black-and-white photos. Each study teaches you how to tackle specific problems, show you the pros and cons of different techniques, and concludes with a fully restored or retouched photo. You’ll learn how to do things like repair cuts and scratches; remove dust, blemishes, and distractions; take out red-eye; enhance color, brightness, and contrast; correct perspective and lens distortion; tame highlights; work with white balance; and more. You’ll even discover how to retouch people, enhance good photos, and explore ways to tackle “impossible” photos.
ISBN 10: 1-4354-6057-X
361 pages, full color
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Corel PaintShop Pro X4
Chapter 2: Retouching Techniques and Methods
Chapter 3: Improving Brightness and Contrast
Chapter 4: Solving Color Problems
Chapter 5: Sharpness, Noise, and Distortion
Chapter 6: Removing Specks and Dust
Chapter 7: Repairing Scratches, Tears, Creases, and Holes
Chapter 8: Moving, Adding, or Removing Objects
Chapter 9: Retouching People
Chapter 10: The Good, the Bad, and the Artistic
Robert Correll is an author, photographer, and artist with a lifetime of film and digital photography experience. He is a longtime expert in photo editing and graphics software such as Corel PaintShop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Photoshop Elements. His latest published works include HDR Photography Photo Workshop (Second Edition, with Pete Carr), Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D For Dummies and Canon EOS 60D For Dummies (both with Julie Adair King), Digital SRL Photography All-in-One for Dummies, High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies, and Your Pro Tools Studio. Robert contributed to every issue of the Official Corel PaintShop Pro Photo Magazine as the resident photo-retouching expert and has authored several creative video tutorials on PaintShop Pro. You can reach Robert by going to www.robertcorell.com.