• 16th March 2010 - By Graphire

    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.

    Photo Retouching

    1. Shadow Recovery of Backlight Problem

    Photographer Edwin Setiawan explains in this simple Photoshop tutorial how to fix backlight problems.

    2. Skin and Facial Enhancing

    Learn how to enhance and glamorize a face in Photoshop with this easy to follow tutorial.

    3. Professionalizing low quality photos

    Turn your low quality discolored photos to professional looking photos with this simple and easy to follow tutorial.

    4. Glamor Retouch Tutorial

    Learn how to smooth skin and add those glamorous glow using this simple and short tutorial.

    5. Sharpening Photos: An Alternative Approach

    Here’s an alternative and more effective way of sharpening blurry photos.

    6. Photo Retouching with Lighting Focus

    Photo Restoration

    1. How To Repair Scratches, Tears, and Spots on an Old Photograph

    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.

    2. Professional Photograph Restoration Workflow

    Once again, PSD Tuts+ shows us in this tutorial in-depth professional workflow for restoring old photographs to their former glory.

    3. Restoring Colors of Old Photographs

    Here’s a quick fix tutorial on how to fix and restore colors of old photos using Photoshop Elements.

    4. Coloring an Old Black and White Photo

    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.

    5. Adding Colors to Black and White Landscape Photo

    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.

    6. Give Old Photos A Punchy Stylistic Feel

    Restore old photos their once glossy and punchy feel with this simple tutorial which includes a video of the actual process.

  • 23 Responses to “Photo Retouching and Restoration Photoshop Tutorials”

    • uberVU - social comments on March 22, 2010

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    • Al Kamal Md. Razib on June 16, 2010

      Great job ! Really nice to retouch & restoration. Thanks for sharing it.
      More about retouch & restoration please visit: clippingpathcenter.com

      Thanks.

    • Web Design Blog on July 4, 2010

      I love photo retouching it can really save a photo!

    • linda ouirdi el on July 30, 2010

      some pictures were better before retouching

    • Nate on August 4, 2010

      The torn one ended up cross-eyed. The person who did it must have been cross-eyed not to have noticed.

    • Jess on August 5, 2010

      The torn retouching is horribly fudged, having the eyes way too close together in the end. Poor effort.

    • meheto on August 5, 2010

      Some of these are pants, infact most of them are. looked better before retouch

    • Graphire on August 5, 2010

      Thanks for the comments guys. Yes I did noticed that cross-eyed photo and some so-so final results. But considering the process and procedures done on these tutorials, overall it’s still a good way to learn photo retouching and restoration, most especially for novice Photoshop users. And for experts like most of you, I know you can produce much better results. Enjoy!

    • Greg Jeffries on December 7, 2010

      Excellent and essential selection of Photoshop techniques and tutorials. Thanks for posting!

    • marco on March 22, 2011

      Belle foto!!

    • Bridget on June 7, 2011

      Fantastic work. I have been searching for tutorials like these forever. THIS is the BEST I have found.

      Is there anywhere where I could purchase these tutorials from – I’d like to keep them for future reference.

      Many thanks for your time put into these tutorials to help me. I really appreciate it very much.

      Sincerely
      Bridget

    • Arifur Rahman on July 8, 2011

      Wow! what an awesome collection. I just love it. Thanks for share…

    • sajid on September 5, 2011

      great Tutoriall..
      I am Going to Restore my old photos using these techniques…

    • Yan Simba Patria on October 10, 2011

      Good share.. I’ll try it. Thanks for share..

    • BHS on January 1, 2012

      Your man with the corected tear looks cross-eyed. One might consider adjusting the iris and pupil of the repaired eye a fraction to make the restoration complete.

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    • vino on January 10, 2012

      super..I like it.

    • Clipping path BD on February 16, 2012

      Thanks for a great cooperation. This is very effective post for designers like me.

    • [...] 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 Restoration Photoshop Tutorials | Designfreebies – StumbleUpon [...]

    • Alphonso on April 14, 2012

      Just saw your site.
      Anyway, amazing what can be with an image, especially an image that you thought was lost to you for good!
      I loved retouching old photos, and seeing how happy this makes people,
      it makes the work all worth while.
      Thanks for the examples

    • Pinterest Pins on November 29, 2012

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    • Alphonso on February 21, 2013

      Very nice examples, thanks for sharing!

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