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Any good books you can recommend?

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Old 02-23-2009, 05:32 PM
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Any good books you can recommend?

Hey all, does any one have any good suggestions for books on Photo restoration with Adoboe Photoshop CS2? The only one I see that looks decent on Amazon is,"Photo Salvage with Adobe Photoshop", Jack Drafahl and Sue Drafahl. Any other suggestions? How did you all learn , books work for me, if I can find a good one.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:08 PM
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Re: Any good books you can recommend?

I've bought a few books, but find I've learned much more on the web free. There are many step-by-step tutorials that will show you a variety of techniques. RetouchPro has a lot of info. Also, do a Google search for: photo restoration tutorial PS.
177,000 hits. Probably enough good ones in there to keep you busy for a while.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:35 PM
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Re: Any good books you can recommend?

Photoshop Restoration & Retouching - Katrin Eismann. Most of the others seem to be for pointing put the blindingly obvious to people who have the attention span of an 8 year old.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:50 AM
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Re: Any good books you can recommend?

I find Martin Evening's books to be of great help. For instance his Photoshop CS for photographers is well documented and includes a CD Rom, which is an essential component for book-learning. He also targets versions Cs2 to Cs4, Lightroom, etc. I agree about the childish tone of some books, though there are many quality books out there. Web learning is OK as long as one is able to practice on downloadable pix.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:15 AM
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Re: Any good books you can recommend?

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Photoshop Restoration & Retouching - Katrin Eismann. Most of the others seem to be for pointing put the blindingly obvious to people who have the attention span of an 8 year old.
I second this choice. It's the best out there in my opinion
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:08 AM
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Photoshop Restoration & Retouching - Katrin Eismann. Most of the others seem to be for pointing put the blindingly obvious to people who have the attention span of an 8 year old.
I'll third it. Seems to be the one I've gotten the most use out of.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:53 AM
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Re: Any good books you can recommend?

One more vote for Katrin Eismann.Great source of info.

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Old 02-24-2009, 11:00 AM
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Re: Any good books you can recommend?

Thank you all. I am still learning Photo shop CS2. I have Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book, by Adobe Creative Team, coming in the mail. I have to learn the basics. I have read through most of the restoration challenges, but I don't know how to do the things you all use like masks and all. When I try to learn something new I like a good reference book so I can refer back to.

And I agree most books are too basic like "Photo Retouching & Restoration for Dummies". They seam to assume the read is an 8 year old, that's a little too dumb for an adult.

So the recommended book is "Adobe Photoshop Restoration & Retouching", by Katrin Eismann. I have that on my Amazon wish list also.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:40 PM
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Re: Any good books you can recommend?

I think I learned at the beginning with something written by Deke McLelland - he's funny and is a born teacher, knows how to communicate the basic concepts in an attractive and amusing way. No false claims to anything more sophisticated from him.

No-one has ever come close to writing the book of advanced retouching. Mainly absent is more theoretical and visual knowledge not to do with specific software at all. This is probably a good thing, because it still requires effort, and a genuine interest.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:08 PM
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Re: Any good books you can recommend?

The best book that I've used is "Digital Restoration from Start to Finish" by Ctein. It is difficult to follow in places but that may be a function of my experience (or lack thereof). There are many examples and, in places, he gives several ways to solve the same problem.

Just Google "Ctein" and you will find it.


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