Mid-Year Exam- Photo Restoration
This assignment was originally posted by Mr. Ratkevich here:
For this project, you will need to bring in an old family photo. The more distressed the photo, the better (i.e. creases, chips, discoloration, fading).
Due: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Using the clone stamp tool, paintbrushes, fills, and the multiply mode, restore an old, distressed photo to new life by removing the scars and blemishes and adding full color.
•Increase skills with Image Adjustments
•Improve tonal values and contrast in a photograph
•Increase skill with the clone stamp tool.
•Use the healing brush tools to fix problematic areas in a photograph
•Use the multiply mode to allow for rich, vibrant color in a black and white photograph.
•Create photorealistic color relationships.
Materials: Adobe Photoshop
Format as follows:
•At least 7 1/2 inches x 10 inches
•Resolution: Scan at 600 pixels/inch so that the artwork will eventually be 300 ppi (Important: A lower resolution will result in a printed image of poorer quality.)
•Color Mode: RGB
Bring in a distressed (frayed, torn, bleached, stained, creased, faded, etc.) photo.
Scan, using the following settings
Output Type: Millions of Colors (24 bit)
Resolution: 600 dpi
When warning box comes up, select "Scan with current resolution," and check "Do not remind me again."
Open the file of the scanned image in Photoshop.
Adjust the contrast and brightness of the image in Image - Adjustment - Levels.
Use the clone stamp, the spot healing brush, and the healing brush to remove dust, scratches and other marks.
Change the mode of the photo layer to Multiply.
Create a new layer under the photo layer.
Paint light, vibrant colors under the photo layer.
Scan at 600 pixels per inch or higher
Duplicate the layer containing the original photo, so that you always have the original scan.
The top photo layer must be set on MULTIPLY mode, at 100% opacity
The color layers should be below that, at 100% opacity
ALWAYS use only light, bright colors to paint (from the top left corner of the Color Picker)
Refer to the grading rubric in the Documents folder.
•Level of ambition in selection of photograph (How damaged is it?)
•Degree/quality of "fix" - improved values, improved contrast, removal of all unwanted marks
•Quality of painting
•Visual impact of color
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