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Photo Restoration Workflow

Unsalvageable Photos Saved
Learn to restore photographs in under 3 hours! In this course you will take 3 old photos and fully restore them.

Using a variety of tools like clone stamping, heal brushing, gradient maps, free transforms, curve and level adjustments, you will learn to use these tools to restore ruined photos to their original glory and even better than the original!

Details & Requirements

Length: 2 Hours 53 Minutes

Experience Level: Intermediate

Tags: Specialties Most Popular 30 for 9 Workflow On Sale

Required Software: Photoshop

Read these instructions to get started with the course: Read Me 1st on Training

Read these instructions for help on installing presets: Read Me 1st on Presets

Photographer's Chariot - Before

Photographer's Chariot - After

Soldier - Before

Soldier - After

Vintage Portrait - Before

Vintage Portrait - After


Clone Stamping

Pen Tool

Free Transform

Gradient Maps



Healing Brush


Creating Sky


26m 34s

Lesson 1: Extract and align

How to make and save detailed selections, make layers with layer masks, align layers in free transform and use the clone stamp tool to re-create missing pixels.

28m 19s

Lesson 2: Selections and clone stamping

How to re-create missing or damaged pixels using the clone stamp tool and pen tool. Using selections with cloning.

8m 49s

Lesson 3: Gradient Maps

How to fix color aberrations using gradient maps.

5m 42s

Lesson 4: Fixing bends and kinks

How to fix highlights from bended photos and get rid of kinks.

10m 4s

Lesson 5: Levels, curves and localized color corrections

How to color correct and adjust contrast using levels and curves. How to do localized color corrections.

7m 27s

Lesson 6: Healing brush for dust and scratches

Cleaning up all the dust and scratches manually to maintain amazing detail using the healing brush tool.

5m 7s

Lesson 7: Lossless sharpening

How to do lossless sharpening on localized elements.

6m 48s

Lesson 8: Setting your white and black points

How to set your white and black points with curves and masking adjustment layers

10m 51s

Lesson 9: Contrast, Camera Raw filter and creating clouds

How to add an S-curve, use the Camera Raw filter, color range selections and create artificial clouds

16m 12s

Lesson 10: Dust and scratches filter & creating sepia

Using the dust and scratches filter, adding layer masks, use the healing brush tool and creating a sepia effect

10m 44s

Lesson 11: Cleaning up imperfections

Using the Black and White filter, cleaning up imperfections and making local adjustments

15m 55s

Lesson 12: Quickmasks

Making detailed selections with Quickmask.

6m 41s

Lesson 13: Adjustment LayersMaking adjustment layers with masks to adjust elements seperately.

Making adjustment layers with masks to adjust elements separately.

14m 27s

Lesson 14: Compositing and blending

Using masks to make a composite and blending layers. Using gradient maps to colorize a photo and creating photo grain.

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