Digital Restoration Secrets

Restore Antiques, Arcade Games,& Pinball
Author: Michael Ford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984158447
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 72
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Learn how to scan, touch-up, and print your own restoration artwork. Do you have an arcade game with a bad marquee, a pinball game with a damaged back glass, a slot machine with a faded instruction sticker, an otherwise beautiful mechanical gun game with a torn background? You need a new piece but no one makes it so what do you do? That s simple, you digitally restore it and make a perfect new copy. Whether you only want to fi x your one game at home or go into business making restoration artwork, you are in luck. All of the experience of Classic Arcade Grafix Inc. has been compiled into this book. It explains how we started, how we produced artwork and how you can do it at home. We include every detail you need to scan and digitally restore artwork as well as how to print it out at home, or using a local sign shop and even how to print using your own industrial printing equipment. Everything is explained and the book is filled with sample images that make it so easy anyone can do it. These methods can be applied to the restoration of almost any antique artwork like slot machines, jukeboxes, clock faces, labels, damaged art prints, and any other artwork.

Digital Restoration from Start to Finish

How to repair old and damaged photographs
Author: Ctein,
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136098135
Category: Photography
Page: 432
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Digital Restoration: Start to Finish 2nd edition guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, plug-ins, Picture Window, and now Elements. Nothing is left out, from choosing the right hardware and software and getting the photographs into the computer, to getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity. With this book you will learn how to: ? scan faded and damaged prints and films ? improve snapshots with the Shadow/Highlight adjustment ? correct uneven exposure and do dodging and burning-in with Curves adjustment layers ? scan and recover nearly blank photograph ? fix color with Curves and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers ? fix skin tones with airbrush layers ? hand-tint a photograph easily with masked layers ? fix color with plug-ins ? clean up dust and scratches ? repair small and large cracks with masks and filter ? eliminate tarnish and silvered-out spots from a photograph ? minimize unwanted print surface textures ? erase mildew spots ? eliminate the dots from newspaper photographs ? increase sharpness and fine detail in a photograph * NEW Workflow Diagram * NEW DODGE/BURN WITH SOFT LIGHT LAYER * NEW Photoshop Elements and plug ins

Image and Video Databases: Restoration, Watermarking and Retrieval

Author: A. Hanjalic,G.C. Langelaar,P.M.B. van Roosmalen,J. Biemond,R.L. Lagendijk
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080508474
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 468
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This book provides an in-depth treatment of the three important topics related to image and video databases: restoration, watermarking and retrieval. It is the result of the participation of the Delft University of Technology in the European Union ACTS program, a pre-competitive R&D program on Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (1994-1998). In particular the book has benefited from participation in the AURORA and SMASH projects respectively automated film and video restoration and storage for multimedia systems (watermarking & retrieval).

Photoshop Restoration & Retouching

Author: Katrin Eismann,Wayne Palmer
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0321316274
Category: Computers
Page: 460
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Address the latest professional techniques and Photoshop CS2 features that are most relevant to retouchers and photographers.

The Warship Tyger

The master shipwright's secrets behind a Restoration warship
Author: Richard Endsor
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9781472838384
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
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A magnificent illustrated history of HMS Tyger, a fourth-rate ship of the Navy of Charles II. Inspired by the recent discovery of mathematically calculated digital plans for a fourth-rate ship, written by the Deptford master shipwright, John Shish, The Warship Tyger is an illustrated history of the HMS Tyger, one of the smaller warships of the Restoration period. Tyger was originally built in the middle of the 17th century and served in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. It was sent to Deptford for rebuilding at the end of the wars in 1674, but the ship was left to deteriorate over the next few years and ended up as a sunken wreck at the bottom of the great double dock. Eventually, the yard officers at Deptford wrote that there was “no such thing as the Tyger” and wanted to pay off the last warrant officers belonging to her. However, King Charles II decided otherwise and kept her on the books to eventually reappear as a “rebuilt” but in fact, entirely new ship in 1681. This book is replete with beautiful and detailed illustrations of the construction of the Tyger and explores both its complicated history and its complex rebuilding, complete with deck plans, internal sections, and large scale external shaded drawings. The title also explores associated ships including another fourth-rate ship, the Mordaunt, which was purchased into the navy and had a dimensional survey made of her at the time by John Shish. A rare contemporary section drawing of another fourth-rate English ship and constructional drawings of Shish's later fourth-rate ship, St Albans are also included.

Dental Secrets

Author: Stephen T. Sonis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781560535737
Category: Medical
Page: 370
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Perfect as a clinical guide or a review for oral exams, this remarkably useful resource clues you in to the most valuable pieces of information you'll need to know to achieve the most success. You'll appreciate the easy-to-use Q&A format of the Secrets Series®, providing succinct yet complete answers to topics in virtually every area of dentistry.

Abernathy's Surgical Secrets E-Book

Author: Alden H. Harken,Ernest E. Moore
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323074758
Category: Medical
Page: 534
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The new edition of this leading volume in the Secrets Series® offers the very latest overview of surgical practice. A two-color page layout, question-and-answer approach, and a list of the “Top 100 Secrets in surgery gives you the perfect concise board review or handy clinical reference, while updated coverage throughout equips you with all of the most current and essential knowledge in the field. Valuable pearls, tips, and memory aids make this the perfect resource for a fast surgical review or reference. Uses bulleted lists, tables, short answers, and a highly detailed index to expedite reference. Includes pearls, tips, and memory aids, making it perfect as a handy surgical review for board exams or clinical reference. Covers all of today’s most common surgical procedures and techniques. Presents a “Controversies section in many chapters that highlights the pros and cons of selected procedures and approaches. Features a compact trim size for enhanced portability. Features revisions throughout to provide you with an up-to-date overview of today’s surgical care and practice. Includes new chapters on mechanical ventilation, bariatric surgery, adrenal incidentaloma, mechanical circulatory support, and professionalism, to keep you current.

Das Tizian Komitee

Author: Iain Pears
Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll
ISBN: 3492983251
Category: Fiction
Page: 213
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Ein neuer Fall für das erfolgreiche Team des römischen Kunstraubdezernats Der schlaue Taddeo Bottando, seine schöne Assistentin Flavia di Stefano und der verklemmte britische Kunsthistoriker Jonathan Argyll. Geld spielt keine Rolle bei der Tagung des Tizian-Komitees in Venedig. Die Kunstexperten beschäftigen sich mit Tizian Gemälden und solchen, die dafür gehalten werden. Und sie beschäftigen sich mit Neid und Eifersuchteleien untereinander. Als ein Gärtner eine der Professorinnen ermordet in einem Blumenbeet auffindet, greift das erfolgreiche Team des römischen Kunstraubdezernats ein: Taddeo Bottando, Flavia di Stefano und der britische Kunstistoriker Jonathan Argyll. Schließlich gilt es, die Ehre Tizians zu retten!

Der Raffael-Coup

Author: Iain Pears
Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll
ISBN: 3492983200
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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Ein spannender, witzig-eleganter Kriminalroman von Iain Pears aus der schillernden italienischen und internationalen Kunstszene: Der Auftakt zur Krimireihe um das ungleiche Duo Flavia Di Stefano und Jonathan Argyll Als der junge Kunsthistoriker Jonathan Argyll in einer heruntergekommenen römischen Pfarrkirche aufgegriffen wird, tischt er den Behörden eine abenteuerliche Geschichte auf: Das Altarbild aus dem 18. Jahrhundert, scheine wertlos, sei in Wirklichkeit aber ein übermalter Raffael - und man kann nicht sagen, dass jeden Tag ein neuer Raffael entdeckt wird. Doch nun ist es verschwunden und irgendwer ist bereit über Leichen zu gehen... Ein bislang unbekanntes Meisterwerk Raffaels wird zur Sensation des internationalen Kunstmarktes und bald darauf zum Schrecken für das Kunstraubdezernat in Rom...

Digital Forensics and Watermarking

10th International Workshop, IWDW 2011, Atlantic City, NJ, USA, October 23-26, 2011, Revised Selected Papers
Author: Yun Qing Shi,Hyoung-Joong Kim,Fernando Perez-Gonzalez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642322050
Category: Computers
Page: 512
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Digital-forensics and Watermarking (IWDW 2011) held in Atlantic City, NJ, USA, during October 23-26, 2011. The 37 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from 59 submissions. Conference papers are organized in 6 technical sessions, covering the topics of steganography and steganalysis, watermarking, visual cryptography, forensics, anti-forensics, fingerprinting, privacy and security.

Die Bernini-Büste

Author: Iain Pears
Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll
ISBN: 349298326X
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Der neue Fall für die attraktive Flavia die Stefano und den Kunstfachmann Jonathan Argyll, rund um die legendäre Bernini-Büste Der Kunstexperte Jonathan Argyll hat einem kalifornischen Museum einen unbedeutenden Tizian verkauft . Zuerst erstaunt ihn nur der überhöhte Preis , der ihm geboten wurde. Dann stibt der reiche Käufer eines unnatürlichen Todes und auch Jonathan wird zur Zielscheibe des Mörders. Zum Glück sind Flavia di Stefano und Generale Bottando unterwegs in die USA um eine legendäre Bernini-Büste aufzuspüren.

The Master Key System

Der Universalschlüssel zu einem erfolgreichen Leben
Author: Charles F. Haanel
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 3641086817
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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Charles F. Haanel gilt als Pionier des Mentaltrainings und Positiven Denkens. Er ist ohne Zweifel der geistige Vater moderner spiritueller Autoren und hat vor allem auch Rhonda Byrne zu ihrem Bestseller „the Secret“ inspiriert. Haanel war es ein Anliegen, den Schlüssel für ein erfülltes und glückliches Leben einem breiten Publikum zugänglich zu machen. Das Master Key System zeigt prägnant und anschaulich, wie wir mit der schöpferischen Kraft unseres Geistes die Wirklichkeit erschaffen können, die wir uns wünschen, und dabei kreativ und konstruktiv leben.

Proceedings of the ... ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

Author: Ee-Peng Lim,Hsinchun Chen,Association for Computing Machinery. Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval,Michael Christel,Association for Computing Machinery. Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia and Web,IEEE Computer Society. Technical Committee for Digital Libraries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781581138320
Category: Digital libraries
Page: 429
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Digital Watermarking

Second International Workshop, IWDW 2003, Seoul, Korea, October 20-22, 2003, Revised Papers
Author: Ton Kalker,Ingemar J. Cox,Yong M. Ro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 354021061X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 602
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed postproceedings of the Second International Workshop on Digital Watermarking, IWDW 2003, held in Seoul, Korea, in October 2004. The 44 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited articles were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement from more than 90 submissions. The papers address all current aspects of digital watermarking, in particular theoretical modeling, robustness, capacity, imperceptibility and the human perceptual system, security and attacks, watermarking systems and implementations, and integration of digital watermarking in digital rights management.

Wie ein Fisch im Baum

Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641160170
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
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Ally ist elf Jahre alt und eine Einzelgängerin. An der Schule ist sie als Freak bekannt und den Lehrern ein Dorn im Auge. Dabei geht es Ally nur um eins: Um jeden Preis ihr Geheimnis zu wahren – sie kann weder lesen noch schreiben. Da kommt ein neuer Lehrer in die Klasse, Mr. Daniels. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Vorgängern beobachtet er Ally genau und findet bald heraus, dass Ally an einer Lese-Rechtschreibschwäche leidet und gleichzeitig hochintelligent ist. Langsam lernt Ally, ihm zu vertrauen und schließt nebenbei Freundschaft mit zwei anderen Außenseitern. Gemeinsam widersetzen sie sich mutig dem Mobbing ...


The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers
Author: B. Jack Copeland
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578215
Category: Computers
Page: 480
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At last - the secrets of Bletchley Park's powerful codebreaking computers. This is a history of Colossus, the world's first fully-functioning electronic digital computer. Colossus was used during the Second World War at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, where it played an invaluable role cracking enemy codes. Until very recently, much about the Colossus machine was shrouded in secrecy, largely because the codes that were employed remained in use by the British security services until a short time ago. This book only became possible due to the declassification in the US of wartime documents. With an introductory essay on cryptography and the history of code-breaking by Simon Singh, this book reveals the workings of Colossus and the extraordinary staff at Bletchley Park through personal accounts by those who lived and worked with the computer. Among them is the testimony of Thomas Flowers, who was the architect of Colossus and whose personal account, written shortly before he died, is published here for the first time. Other essays consider the historical importance of this remarkable machine, and its impact on the generations of computing technology that followed.

The Photoshop Elements 13 Book for Digital Photographers

Author: Scott Kelby,Matt Kloskowski
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133990222
Category: Photography
Page: 432
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ARE YOU READY FOR AN ELEMENTS BOOK THAT BREAKS ALL THE RULES? This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements bookhas ever done–it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. If you’re looking for one of those “tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filter” books, this isn’t it. You can grab any other Elements book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and printing your photos like a pro. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are–once you know the secrets. LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT Each year we train thousands of digital photographers and, almost without exception, they have the same questions and face the same problems–that’s exactly what we cover in this book. You’ll learn: • The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits • How to unlock the power of layers (you’ll be amazed at how easy it is!) • How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs, • TIFFs, and PSDs, too! (And you’ll learn why so many pros like it best–because it’s faster and easier) • The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there’s an entire chapter just on this!) • How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including brightening people in dark shadows and getting the best color possible • The most requested photographic special effects, and much more! THE BOOK’S SECRET WEAPON Although Elements 13 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CC doesn’t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CC has that Elements 13 still doesn’t have (things like channels, HDR, etc.). But in this book, you’ll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features from right within Elements. Plus, you can follow along with all the images used in the book, available for download on the book’s companion webpage. Since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn’t waste your time talking about what a pixel is, how to frame a shot, set your exposure, etc., and there’s no talk about which camera or printer to buy. It’s all Elements, step by step, cover to cover, in the only book of its kind, and you’re gonna love it!

Chosen to Be Blessed

Author: Ronald David Re
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781943526017
Page: 204
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WHERE IS GOD IN THE STORMS? When you're in pain, your natural response is to ask these questions aimed at God himself: Why me? Don't you care? Where are you? Are you strong enough to help? During my storms of disease, death, and divorce, I grappled with these questions and many more. What I heard in response not only stunned me, it also gave me the strength to endure. Along with hope and healing, I found something I never expected--abundant blessings. God gives his children this promise, "I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten..." (Joel 2:25). If you purchase and read Chosen to be Blessed you will: Learn to prepare your spiritual life in order to strengthen your faith by studying Gods signs as he calls you to believe in Him. Find hope in the eye of the storm by accepting your weaknesses and dependency on Gods strength and learn to live in His peace. Understand the reasons why pain leads to restoration for your good and how God uses it to help us grow. Because the book will: Provide a framework where the reader can decipher Gods attempts to get our attention in signs and life's pain that cause us to recognize who He is and His plan of salvation involves pain. Combine various accounts of signs and stories that give the reader cause to pause and believe again that God can use the painful storms of life as a warning, a wake-up call, and a process to transform our hearts to be ready to receive blessings. Restore hope by giving examples on how to find your reasons in your restoration. Then you are encouraged to take action to build your faith, restore broken relationships, and find purpose again. Read these pages and you'll see firsthand how God creates purpose within your pain. Chosen to be Blessed, reveals three secrets to transform your life's storms to blessings. "A must read ... a heartfelt guide on turning adversities into opportunities to serve God." William Sirls - #1 Bestselling author of The Reason and The Sinners' Garden. "In Chosen to be Blessed, Ronald Re openly, honestly, and humbly deals with the treacherous events that sometimes blast our lives, our hopes, our dreams. What was thought to be a very happy life with a good future, suddenly erupted into a tortuous series of disheartening and draining experiences. As his secure world was breaking apart, Ronald's analytical mind found its way to probe the wisdom of God, and the transformation it produced in his life is spectacular. With a heart for others whose lives are being shattered with unexplainable hardships, he carefully and clearly lays out the path he took to come to the realization that even disease, death, and divorce, or any other disaster in life, can be turned into unnumbered and ongoing blessings by our redeeming God. " Rev. Ronald Graef - Retired Pastor of Evangel Baptist Church.