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Old 09-14-2004, 04:22 AM
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Hi, I am looking for a nice book on photo restoration with PS.
I read some reviews on Amazon, but I am not sure what is good.
For example
1. Adobe Photoshop CS Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore
2. Photoshop Restoration & Retouching by Katrin Eismann
I would appreciate any comments or oppinions on this matter.
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Old 09-14-2004, 05:00 AM
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Hi, I am looking for a nice book on photo restoration with PS.
I read some reviews on Amazon, but I am not sure what is good.
For example
1. Adobe Photoshop CS Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore
2. Photoshop Restoration & Retouching by Katrin Eismann
I would appreciate any comments or oppinions on this matter.
Greetings and welcome to RetouchPRO...

Photoshop Restoration & Retouching by Katrin Eismann is recognized by most as the absolute best book available on the subject. Beware, however, it is not for rookies. The well thought out (and non-trivial) exercise assume readers have a decent foundation in Photoshop basic skills, e.g., layers, layer masks, brush tool, eyedropper tool, how to add (but not necessarily understand) adjustment layers, etc. There's no intro chapter on Photoshop commands or rehash of palettes, etc. It pretty much gets right down to business.

If you're fairly comfortable with the basics or are willing to learn them on the fly, this book is in a league of its own.

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Old 09-14-2004, 07:55 AM
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I can't say that I've looked at very many retouching/restoration books, but I have looked at Katrin Eismann's, and most of her methods are pretty much established procedures. You can't go wrong with this book.
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Old 09-14-2004, 11:02 AM
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Thats 3 votes for Katrin Eismann's.

I have the 2nd Ed, and its certainly a valuable resource.

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Old 09-14-2004, 11:36 AM
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Hi yarchik,

Welcome to RP!

...Agreed with Danny "it is not for rookies" .... but here is the 4th vote for Katrin Eismann's Photoshop Restoration & Retouching....

I have both Editions and that's all the books on Photoshop I have and need!

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Old 09-14-2004, 02:07 PM
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Buy the Eismann. And then go out and buy copies for all your friends . Marvellous, marvellous book.

I'd put in a caveat to Doug's "not for rookies" comment. I got the Eismann book at the same time I got Photoshop, as a complete Photoshop novice and, effectively, it was the way I learned Photoshop. But I had been using Paint Shop Pro for years at that point, so I was fairly familiar with what sort of tools and controls there were and what they did, just not where to find them within Photoshop.
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:33 PM
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By now it should be apparent that Katrin's book is highly recommended. You can see a sample chapter, and a tutorial http://www.digitalretouch.org.

Ed
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Old 09-14-2004, 03:25 PM
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books not for rookies

By all means get both books if you can afford it. The Book by Willmore is excellent and while not exactly a beginners book will give you a firm foundation and lots and lots of possibilities for creative enhancement. It is, in my humble opinion, better than the classroom in a book series by adobe. It goes into much more detail about the whys and wherefores and does not give you step-by-step how tos that don't teach you much except how to follow instructions.

The Katrin Eisman book is absolutely the best when it comes to retouching. She really gets into the nitty gritty.

Happy Photoshopping and Welcome.

Janet
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Old 09-14-2004, 09:05 PM
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Not what you asked but I reccomend Dan Margulis's books on colour spaces as an ideal companion to Katrin Eismann's tome.
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2 books that I highly recommend is Photoshop Color Correction by Michael Kieran (Peachpit Press) and The Photoshop Book by Scott Kelby (New Riders). Keep in mind that the first book is for intermediate and advanced users.

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