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: 1317379098
Category: Photography
Page: 462
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This third edition of Digital Restoration from Start to Finish walks you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, GIMP and more. This best-selling guide is now updated with the latest software advancements, and new techniques including hand-tinting in lab, repairing water damaged photos, and tips for the spot healing brush and masked layers. No process detail is overlooked, from choosing the right hardware and software, getting the photographs into the computer, getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity. LEARN HOW TO: Scan faded and damaged prints or films Improve snapshots with Shadow/Highlight adjustment Correct uneven exposure Fix color and skin tones quickly with Curves, plug-ins, and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers Correct uneven exposure and do dodging and burning-in with adjustment layers Hand-tint your photographs easily Correct skin tones with airbrush layers Clean up dust and scratches speedily and effectively Repair small and large cracks with masks and filters Eliminate tarnish and silvered-out spots from a photograph in just a few steps Minimize unwanted print surface textures Erase mildew spots Eliminate dots from newspaper photographs Increase sharpness and fine detail Maximize print quality

Professional Stone Restoration Secrets


Author: Michael Marsoun
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781411628571
Category:
Page: 97
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98 pages, 67 color photos, teaching the occupational techniques of an experienced professional stone, marble & tile restoration service contractor.

Secrets of the Soil


Author: Peter Tompkins,Christopher Bird
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780140193114
Category: Agricultural ecology
Page: 444
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If Books Could Kill

A Bibliophile Mystery
Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101184707
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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On a trip to Scotland, bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright gets caught up in case involving a forbidden masterpiece in the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is happy to be attending the world-renowned Edinburgh Book Fair. But then her ex, Kyle McVee, shows up with a bombshell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history—and humiliate the beloved British monarchy. Trying to get Kyle’s story out of her mind, Brooklyn takes a nighttime tour of the city. Unfortunately, the first landmark contains a real dead body—Kyle’s. The police are convinced Brooklyn’s the culprit, but with an entire convention of suspects, Brooklyn’s conducting her own investigation. Before she can crack the case, she’ll have to find out if the motive for murder was a 200-year-old secret—or something much more personal...

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.

Digital Restoration from Start to Finish

How to Repair Old and Damaged Photographs
Author: Ctein
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317379101
Category: Photography
Page: 422
View: 3100

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This third edition of Digital Restoration from Start to Finish walks you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, GIMP and more. This best-selling guide is now updated with the latest software advancements, and new techniques including hand-tinting in lab, repairing water damaged photos, and tips for the spot healing brush and masked layers. No process detail is overlooked, from choosing the right hardware and software, getting the photographs into the computer, getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity. LEARN HOW TO: Scan faded and damaged prints or films Improve snapshots with Shadow/Highlight adjustment Correct uneven exposure Fix color and skin tones quickly with Curves, plug-ins, and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers Correct uneven exposure and do dodging and burning-in with adjustment layers Hand-tint your photographs easily Correct skin tones with airbrush layers Clean up dust and scratches speedily and effectively Repair small and large cracks with masks and filters Eliminate tarnish and silvered-out spots from a photograph in just a few steps Minimize unwanted print surface textures Erase mildew spots Eliminate dots from newspaper photographs Increase sharpness and fine detail Maximize print quality

Revive Your Ride

Secrets from a Body and Paint Restoration Pro
Author: Larry Lyles
Publisher: I5 Press
ISBN: 9781931993661
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 160
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Revive Your Ride differs from most of the other auto restoration books on the market in two important ways: (1) it covers general body and paint repair techniques but skips the mechanics (about 70% of restoration is body and paint and only 30% mechanical); and (2) it describes general techniques that can be applied to any vehicle, whereas most books cover only a specific make and model.

Photograph Restoration and Enhancement Using Adobe Photoshop


Author: Vickie Ellen Wolper
Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
ISBN: 9781936420391
Category: Computers
Page: 558
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Photoshop users of all levels will find this easy-reader, building block style book packed with inventive, easy to apply photograph restoration and tonal correction techniques for returning cherished memories back to their original grandeur, and enhancement tips for converting "almost perfect" digital and print photographs into treasured favorites. Comprehensive projects will guide you through the process from start to finish, creating professional restorations and enhancements you will be proud to call your own. Key Features: * DVD with practice files and figure samples * Includes seven demonstration videos on key restoration and enhancement techniques * Hands on projects provided with each chapter specifically tailored to reinforce the tools and techniques introduced in the chapter * Customized to accommodate all versions of the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop CS through CS6 * Packed with tips for efficiency and accuracy.

Restoration Home

The Essential Guide to Tracing the History of Your House
Author: Gavin Weightman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1849901341
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 224
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BBC TWO'sRestoration Homegoes on an extraordinary journey of discovery with six new owners of crumbling listed buildings, as they restore them into beautiful 21st Century homes, and uncover, layer by layer, a rich and detailed history of the house and its former occupants. These stories are fascinating, but what lies behind your own front door? What secrets are held in your own four walls? This official companion to the TV series provides all the information you need to take your own home back in time, to discover who built it, how it was used, and even how it looked. Includes: How to use maps to track the changing landscape of your area How to identify the style of your home and when it was built Detailed information on key resources, including maps, censuses, deeds and Post Office directories, A photographic checklist of architectural features to look out for

The Best of The Digital Photography Book Series

The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros'!
Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0134385276
Category: Photography
Page: 288
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What could top the #1 best-selling photography book of all time? We’re talking about the award-winning, worldwide smash hit, written by Scott Kelby, that’s been translated into dozens of different languages, because it’s the one book that really shows you how to take professional-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use. Well, what if you took that book, created four more just like it but with even more tips, plucked out only the best tips from all five of THOSE books, updated the images, referenced all-new gear, and added a completely new chapter on how to make the transition from shooting photos with your phone to making photographs with your new DSLR? In The Best of The Digital Photography Book, you’ll find all of Scott’s favorite tips and techniques curated and updated from The Digital Photography Book, Parts 1-5, along with a brand new chapter on transitioning from your phone to a full-fledged DSLR. You’ll find everything that made the first five titles a success: Scott answering questions, giving out advice, and sharing the secrets he’s learned just like he would with a friend–without all the technical explanations and techie photo speak. This book will help you shoot dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.

The Jefferson Bible


Author: Thomas Jefferson,Wyatt North
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
ISBN: N.A
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 160
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The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.

Secrets of Ancient America

Archaeoastronomy and the Legacy of the Phoenicians, Celts, and Other Forgotten Explorers
Author: Carl Lehrburger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159143775X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 480
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The real history of the New World and the visitors, from both East and West, who traveled to the Americas long before 1492 • Provides more than 300 photographs and drawings, including Celtic runes in New England, Gaelic inscriptions in Colorado, and Asian symbols in the West • Reinterprets many archaeological finds, such as the Ohio Serpent Mound • Reveals Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese influences in North American artifacts and ruins As the myth of Columbus “discovering” America falls from the pedestal of established history, we are given the opportunity to discover the real story of the New World and the visitors, from both East and West, who traveled there long before 1492. Sharing his more than 25 years of research and travel to sites throughout North America, Carl Lehrburger employs epigraphy, archaeology, and archaeoastronomy to reveal extensive evidence for pre-Columbian explorers in ancient America. He provides more than 300 photographs and drawings of sites, relics, and rock art, including Celtic and Norse runes in New England, Phoenician and Hebrew inscriptions in the Midwest, and ancient Shiva linga and Egyptian hieroglyphs in the West. He uncovers the real story of Columbus and his motives for coming to the Americas. He reinterprets many well-known archaeological and astronomical finds, such as the Ohio Serpent Mound, America’s Stonehenge in New Hampshire, and the Crespi Collection in Ecuador. He reveals Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese influences in famous stones and ruins, reconstructing the record of what really happened on the American continents prior to Columbus. He also looks at Hindu influences in Mesoamerica and sacred sexuality encoded in archaeological sites. Expanding upon the work of well-known diffusionists such as Barry Fell and Gunnar Thompson, the author documents the travels and settlements of trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific explorers, miners, and settlers who made it to the Americas and left their marks for us to discover. Interpreting their sacred symbols, he shows how their teachings, prayers, and cosmologies reveal the cosmic order and sacred landscape of the Americas.

Death and Restoration


Author: Iain Pears
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007229216
Category: Argyll, Jonathan (Fictitious character)
Page: 279
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Clever and witty art history-mystery featuring scholar and sleuth Jonathon Argyll, from the author of the bestselling masterpiece 'An Instance of the Fingerpost'.

Cows Save the Planet

And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth
Author: Judith Schwartz
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584331
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems—climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity—there are positive, alternative scenarios to the degradation and devastation we face. In each case, our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil. Drawing on the work of thinkers and doers, renegade scientists and institutional whistleblowers from around the world, Schwartz challenges much of the conventional thinking about global warming and other problems. For example, land can suffer from undergrazing as well as overgrazing, since certain landscapes, such as grasslands, require the disturbance from livestock to thrive. Regarding climate, when we focus on carbon dioxide, we neglect the central role of water in soil—"green water"—in temperature regulation. And much of the carbon dioxide that burdens the atmosphere is not the result of fuel emissions, but from agriculture; returning carbon to the soil not only reduces carbon dioxide levels but also enhances soil fertility. Cows Save the Planet is at once a primer on soil's pivotal role in our ecology and economy, a call to action, and an antidote to the despair that environmental news so often leaves us with.

Enemies Within

Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America
Author: Matt Apuzzo,Adam Goldman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476727953
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists take an unbridled look into one of the most sensitive post-9/11 national security investigations—a breathtaking race to stop a second devastating terrorist attack on American soil. In Enemies Within, Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman “reveal how New York really works” (James Risen, author of State of War) and lay bare the complex and often contradictory state of counterterrorism and intelligence in America through the pursuit of Najibullah Zazi, a terrorist bomber who trained under one of bin Laden’s most trusted deputies. Zazi and his co-conspirators represented America’s greatest fear: a terrorist cell operating inside America. This real-life spy story—uncovered in previously unpublished secret NYPD documents and interviews with intelligence sources—shows that while many of our counterterrorism programs are more invasive than ever, they are often counterproductive at best. After 9/11, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly initiated an audacious plan for the Big Apple: dispatch a vast network of plainclothes officers and paid informants—called “rakers” and “mosque crawlers”—into Muslim neighborhoods to infiltrate religious communities and eavesdrop on college campuses. Police amassed data on innocent people, often for their religious and political beliefs. But when it mattered most, these strategies failed to identify the most imminent threats. In Enemies Within, Appuzo and Goldman tackle the tough questions about the measures that we take to protect ourselves from real and perceived threats. They take you inside America’s sprawling counterterrorism machine while it operates at full throttle. They reveal what works, what doesn’t, and what Americans have unknowingly given up. “Did the Snowden leaks trouble you? You ain’t seen nothing yet” (Dan Bigman, Forbes editor).