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Photo Restoration Workflow



Course Overview

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!




2 Hours 53 Minutes




Photophop CC


Clone Stamping

Pen Tool

Free Transform

Gradient Maps



Healing Brush


Part 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.

Selections and clone stamping

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

Gradient Maps

How to fix color aberrations using gradient maps.

Fixing bends and kinks

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

Levels, curves and localized color corrections

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

Healing brush for dust and scratches

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

Lossless sharpening

Lesson 7: Lossless sharpeningHow to do lossless sharpening on localized elements.

Part 2

Setting your white and black points

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

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

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

Cleaning up imperfections

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


Making detailed selections with Quickmask.

Adjustment Layers

Making adjustment layers with masks to adjust elements separately.

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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