Assignment 1 / Restoration

Due: 3/01

NEW DUE DATE: 3/06

project image example: image example
project check-list:

What To Turn In:

You will turn in a total of 8 images
1 printed and mounted image (8.5" x 11" @ 300ppi, mounted on matte board)

Place all images and sub folders in a main folder called:

lastname_a1

How to name your files:

For your image:

Create a sub folder called: lastname_image1
lastname_scan-1.tif
lastname_restore-1.psd
lastname_tint-1.psd
lastname_paint-1.psd
lastname_tile-1.tif

lastname_a1_print.tif

For your 2nd image:

Create a sub folder called: lastname_image2
lastname_scan-2.tif
lastname_restore-2.psd

 

 

Selecting an image:

Please bring at least 2 black and white images to class. These need to be prints, not negatives. And they need to be black and white - or sepia toned, and not full color. The degree of damage needs to also be manageable. Please do not select an image where half the face of the subject is missing. That will be far too difficult for you to correct. If the paper has a deep texture, please avoid working with it. If you have any questions, bring the image in to class and ask me.

If you would rather scan the images at home (preventing further damage by bringing them to class), you are welcome to do so. Please refer to the following scanning specifications. Save the scanned image to a USB drive and bring to class.

Scanning Specifications:

Scan your images in RGB color mode.
300 dpi / ppi
with the output size at 8.5" x 11" (target size)
the number of pixels will be about 2400 x 3000

Your original image may be larger or smaller than 8"x10". Simply adjust your Target Size to fit the above specified parameters.

Name your scan as: lastname_scan-1.tif

 

In Photoshop:

This image will be saved as: lastname_scan-1.tif
Rename this image as: lastname_restore-1.psd

Rename the background layer as: original
Create a copy of that layer, rename: restore
Begin your restoration process on the new copied layer.
Lock the original layer to prevent making changes to it.


Restoring:

You will work with adjustment layers: curves or levels.
You will also use your various healing and stamping tools.

Finishing the Restored Files:
Place all layers that you created in a layer group called "RESTORE".
Leave the original background layer outside of this group.

Save the file: lastname_restore-1.psd


Color:

Now, rename this file (save as):

Open the file: lastname_restore-1.psd

Save As: lastname_tint-1.psd

Before you start adding color, flatten your image.
Do you see just one layer? If yes, then you are now ready to add color to your photo.

Apply one color to the image (2 colors max)

Use any of the following techniques: B&W adjustment layer, Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, Color Fill adjustment layer / Blend Mode (or Layer Style - Color Overlay / Blend Mode)

 

Painting:

Open the file: lastname_restore-1.psd

Save As: lastname_paint-1.psd

Before you start adding color, flatten your image.
Do you see just one layer? If yes, then you are now ready to paint your photo.

Double Click the background layer and rename: restored
Choose a color from the swatches or color picker. Then select an adjustment layer for "solid color" or "color fill". Invert the mask (in the mask panel or with cmd i. you should see that your mask has changed from white to black). Select a paint brush with a 0% hardness edge (very soft) and paint with white so that the color is revealed in your image (you are painting on the mask using white / revealing the adjustment)

When the color is completed, place all color layers in a group called "colors". (a group is the folder icon. a quick method: click on the top layer, hold the shift key - click on the last color layer. hold shift and then click the folder icon in the layers panel. All of the selected layers should have been "grouped" together).


Creating Tiled Images:

This process can be achieved using Bridge

All 4 images (scan, restore, tint, paint) will be combined into one 8.5" x 11" @ 300 ppi

Use Bridge: Menu Bar > Tools > Photoshop > Contact Sheet II
Layout: image placement: across first (by row), columns 2, rows 2, Use Auto-Spacing

It is your option if you use the file name or not. I will show you how to use your own text instead: "original", "restored", "one color tint", "custom full color"

Save as: lastname_tile-1.tif (no compression, no layers)

 

The 2nd Image

Scan 2 images. Restore both images. BUT your 2nd image will not go through the entire workflow for this assignment. It is up to which image you decide of the 2 will essentially be "rejected" from the workflow.

 

Print:

LINK to the Print Workflow instructions

Choose 1 digital image from all of the images that you worked on for image #1.
Take this selected image file through the "print work-flow".
Save this image as: lastname_a1_print.tif (no layers, no compression).
Mount this image on 11" x 14" board using the hot press method.
Turn this image in along with your other digital images.

 

What To Turn In:

You will turn in a total of 8 digital image files
1 printed and mounted restored, painted image (8.5" x 11" @ 300dpi)

Place all images and sub folders in a main folder called:

lastname_a1

How to name your files:

For your 1st image:

Create a sub folder called: lastname_image1
lastname_scan-1.tif
lastname_restore-1.psd
lastname_tint-1.psd
lastname_paint-1.psd
lastname_tile-1.tif

lastname_a1_print.tif

For your 2nd image:

Create a sub folder called: lastname_image2
lastname_scan-2.tif
lastname_restore-2.psd

 

Restoration Links

examples:

examples of restoration of severly damaged photos on Peta Pixel


Reddit users colorizing old photos
:
on Petal Pixel blog
on Reddit

tutorials: (not mine)
step by step colorization method

on Peta Pixel - more links about the above tutorial and its contibutor