With the emergence of digital editing software and growing interesting in genealogy with companies like Ancestry.com, interest in photo restoration is on the rise. In this video, photo restoration expert Bryan Burch will cover the basics of this important topic, from importing your images to analyzing the damage and making corrections in Adobe Photoshop. After showing you how to get started by setting up your workspace, he'll cover all the techniques you need to know to repair and preserve your images, including: making adjustments with the Clone Stamp tool, Healing brush, and Content Aware tool; correcting exposure with the Camera Raw filter; adjusting colors by correcting white balance and adjusting saturation and detail; fixing imperfections like scratches, specs, and dust; removing stains; and more. With his characteristic friendly and approachable style, Bryan will walk you through several example images and then pull together all the techniques he has demonstrated with one primary image, showing how to restore an image from start to finish. He wraps things up by showing how to make the final touches to your image and save your files for easy retrieval whenever you need them.
Project files will accompany the video so you can follow along as he works-and at your own pace. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique "Watch and Work" mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside in Photoshop as you view the video. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so you can practice what you've learned. At the end of every lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking interactive quizzes. Duration: 2 HR User Level: Beginning/Intermediate Closed-Captioning in English System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher 2 GHz processor or higher 4 GB RAM or higher 1 GB free HD space (does not include lesson files) Please Note: * This DVD-ROM can be viewed only on your computer. It will not play in a DVD-Video player software or a DVD set-top player.
Bryan Burch has worked as a professional digital media producer since 1999. After serving as Creative Director for a radio broadcasting network, Bryan eventually started his own full-service digital media production firm, Digital Design House, whose client list has grown to include political office holders at the state and local level, elite professional golfers, world-renowned musicians, and national charities. In 2013 Bryan's documentary film, "The Rhythm Club Fire," won for Best Documentary Short at the Orlando Film Festival. Bryan has spoken widely at technical schools and civic groups, and as corporate trainer; and his YouTube videos on the topic of photo restoration are wildly popular.