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Old 08-25-2004, 02:09 PM
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Hi all,
As the subject says Im a newbie to this forum and restorations.
I would just like to say hello and congratulate everyone for the amount of effort you all put in. The help and advice you give and the way you help people learn.
I hope I will be able to add something useful one day.

One question I have:

As Im fairly new to photoshop, what tools should I concentrate on so that I can do basic restorations.
The one thing I cant seem to get to grips with is "layers"

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Jon
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:38 PM
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Welcome, Jon! I have to say, layers is the one thing you really do need to master. You might want to check out this thread for some useful pointers.
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Old 08-25-2004, 05:21 PM
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Welcome aboard Jon. As Leah said, layers are extremely important to learn, and it's really not hard at all. Other than layers, I think the most important thing you'll need to do is make good selections. Stick around. This is the place to learn.

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Old 08-25-2004, 05:24 PM
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Welcome, John:

Besides layers (a big one) and selections (very good advice, Ed) the Clone tool (sometimes know as the "Stamp" tool) and the Patch tool will probably become ones you'll frequently use when restoring photos. These will come in handy when you have to repair damaged areas.

What they do, in effect, is allow you to take pieces of a photo that are "good" and copy them over areas that are (say) cracked, stained, torn or in some other way in need of repair. The trick is to make your digitial trickery it look "natural" and seemless. This takes some practice and experience, but once you get it down, these are powerful methods.

Good luck as you continue to learn.

~Danny~
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:31 PM
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Hi John,
Welcome to RP, and you are in the right place if you want to learn photoshop.
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:00 AM
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Hi John,

A big welcome from me too!

In addition to what everybody has suggested already I'd advise Levels and Curves .... as they are the Tools with which you can adjust, among other things, tone and contrast in a very controlled way ...

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Old 08-27-2004, 02:40 AM
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Jon,

Take a look at this online tutorial regarding Photoshop layers and see if it helps -- http://tinyurl.com/53826
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Old 08-27-2004, 10:30 AM
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Hi all,
Thanks for the welcomes and for the advice.
I will start checking out some of the tutorials etc

Jon
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Old 04-28-2005, 11:15 AM
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Hi, I'm also in London
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:40 PM
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Hi, I'm also in London
You are in good company. Some of our most talented members hail from the UK! I'm glad you have joined us.
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