Good day everyone. Few days ago, we featured some fresh vector tutorials using Illustrator in “Early 2010 Best of Vector Tutorials in Adobe Illustrator“. Now let’s take a look at some Photoshop tutorials this time. And let’s focus specifically on photo handling and editing capability of Photoshop like photo retouching and restoration.
Photo retouching and manipulation are probably the two most important areas Photoshop is used extensively, mainly because Photoshop offers a variety of sophisticated tools and effects that you can use to smooth out skin and hair, optimize body proportions, emphasize or enhance some beautiful details, correct colors, and a whole lot more.
These skills are important to learn not just for professional photographers but for anyone who simply wants to learn to edit and retouch their own photos using the same powerful photo-editing software professionals use.
Let’s study the dozen examples shown below on how it is done in practice. Photo retouching and restoration listed six tutorials each containing before-vs.-after-comparison with easy to follow step-by-step procedures in Photoshop.
Photographer Edwin Setiawan explains in this simple Photoshop tutorial how to fix backlight problems.
Learn how to enhance and glamorize a face in Photoshop with this easy to follow tutorial.
Turn your low quality discolored photos to professional looking photos with this simple and easy to follow tutorial.
Learn how to smooth skin and add those glamorous glow using this simple and short tutorial.
Here’s an alternative and more effective way of sharpening blurry photos.
This PSD Tuts+ tutorial will teach us how to repair cracks, scratches, and spots so this photo of the Swedish Nightingale, Jenny Lind, looks just like new.
Once again, PSD Tuts+ shows us in this tutorial in-depth professional workflow for restoring old photographs to their former glory.
Here’s a quick fix tutorial on how to fix and restore colors of old photos using Photoshop Elements.
This tutorial demonstrates in very simple and easy to follow step by step procedures on how to add some colors to old black and white photos.
Here’s another coloring black and white photo tutorial in Photoshop. This one is a more extensive and detailed demonstration using an architectural/landscape type of photo.
Restore old photos their once glossy and punchy feel with this simple tutorial which includes a video of the actual process.