Originally Posted by rem49
I was considering getting the "photoshop retouching and restoration" by Katrin Eismann.... Does anyone know if this would be a good book to help me learn.
It is considered one of the best. Each chapter has numerous examples, each of which can be downloaded from her website and practiced on. It teaches many of the key fundamentals of restoration as well as retouch. If you are weak on masking and making selections, then you should also get her other book, Photoshop Masking & Compositing, New Riders publishing, 2005.
The restoration book was published three times, so be sure to get the third edition, Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, New Riders publishing, 2006