Friday, November 19, 2010

Scanning and Restoring Photos

I am a fan of Janine Smith, owner of Landailyn Research & Restoration, a Texas-based company whose services include family history research and photo restoration. Janine is a professional digital restorationist and is poised to increase her fan base by thousands having become one of the excellent instructors at

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Here is a sample of the Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos course that Janine presents.

Using Levels
View this entire Photoshop Elements course and more in the Online Training Library®.

Here is the course description:
In Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos, professional photo restorer Janine Smith shows how to bring new life to old photos. The course begins with a look at the types of photos that may require restoration, including slides, negatives, prints, and newspaper photos, and options for scanning them. She discusses the types of scanners that are available, from flatbed to film, and the best settings to use for originals. The course then delves into Photoshop Elements tools and techniques to help restore clarity to faded photos and fix problems such as dust, scratches, and tears. Exercise files are included with the course.
Topics include:
  • Determining equipment needs
  • Scanning negatives, slides, and film
  • Importing photos in Photoshop Elements
  • Adding captions, keywords, and Smart Tags
  • Adjusting contrast
  • Fixing fading with Threshold
  • Making automatic fixes with guided edit
  • Removing dust, spots, and texture with the healing tools
  • Repairing rips and tears
  • Sharing restored images
The cost of the course varies depending on the subscription option you select. It starts at $25 per month with no long term commitment. Give it a try and tell them Shades sent you.

Good luck Janine! We loved you when!


Blogger Michelle Goodrum said...

Thank you for the information, it looks very interesting. I love Photoshop Elements.

December 2, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

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