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.

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.

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...

Digital Restoration from Start to Finish

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

Hidden Credit Repair Secrets

Extreme Version
Author: Mark Clayborne
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 162675053X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 267
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Repairing your credit after repeated interruptions is a constant headache we would all like to avoid. If you feel bad simply because you can't pay your bills at the moment they arrive, then you are not alone. The fact is, even the best of us are struggling to meet expectations that the system has placed on us. We calculate the weekly amount we spend on groceries, which are constantly increasing, as well as other bills that are constantly on the rise. Sometimes, it seems to be a no win situation, but the fact is there is always a solution to any problem. In most cases, the problem is that some of us do not have the means to find those solutions; this brings forth more stress and we often feel that we are alone. If you are trying to conduct fast credit repair, raise your credit score and rebuild, you need to find someone who can really help you! According to Google, over 100 million people have bad credit and are searching for a way to repair them every single day. The solution to their problem is to find an easy and proven one-stop resource. They would thus stop wasting countless hours reading articles on the internet and yet they are still confused on where to start. The question is: "Where can you find the solution to do fast credit repair?" Do you want to know how to repair, maintain, manage, and rebuild your credit when it's broken? Fixing your own credit rating is perfectly legal in every state. You can completely restore your credit rating from the comfort and privacy of your own home. You don’t need a lawyer or a tax or financial professional to fix your credit. You will not only forget about thousands to hire a specialist but also say goodbye to debt collectors. Start planning to buy your first new home or car. Today, we live in a world where credit is a necessity for almost every consumer, but it's quite unfortunate that millions of people (possibly including you) are rejected for credit almost every day. Most often, it's usually because of poor credit history or bad credit. It may even be because of errors on your credit report. If you are in this condition too, it's not all your fault, and you are not alone. All you need is to read my latest book, “Introducing... Hidden Credit Repair Secrets - The Extreme Version." In this book, you will discover how to legally restore your credit step-by-step and thus save thousands by settling your debts for pennies on the dollar. Moreover, you will learn how to remove damaging inaccurate negative marks and see results within 30 to 90 days. You will learn how to stop the debt collector’s phone calls and letters, establish and rebuild your credit in 10 different ways and bounce back from bankruptcy within a year. The book teaches you how to raise your credit score fast with proven techniques and how to pick the right credit repair company without being scammed. It will clearly guide you on how to use the easy step-by-step proven 12-letter dispute campaign and how to utilize the easy step-by-step flow charts to guide you to success. The book will thus enable you to perform fast credit repair. You will understand how to pull your credit reports for free, dispute negative items, stop debt collectors, raise your credit score, save money and rebuild it quickly. With bad credit, you'll find it practically impossible to buy a home, a new car, get credit cards and anything else that requires good credit. Take a look at the testimonials from customers who purchased the book; If you want to buy a house, a new car, or you need a new job and bad credit is holding you back, getting a copy of “Hidden Credit Repair Secrets-The Extreme Version” could be the most profitable decision you make all year.

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.

The Pope and Mussolini

The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Author: David I. Kertzer
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679645535
Category: Religion
Page: 592
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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our understanding of the Vatican’s role in the rise of Fascism in Europe. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and “Il Duce” had many things in common. They shared a distrust of democracy and a visceral hatred of Communism. Both were prone to sudden fits of temper and were fiercely protective of the prerogatives of their office. (“We have many interests to protect,” the Pope declared, soon after Mussolini seized control of the government in 1922.) Each relied on the other to consolidate his power and achieve his political goals. In a challenge to the conventional history of this period, in which a heroic Church does battle with the Fascist regime, Kertzer shows how Pius XI played a crucial role in making Mussolini’s dictatorship possible and keeping him in power. In exchange for Vatican support, Mussolini restored many of the privileges the Church had lost and gave in to the pope’s demands that the police enforce Catholic morality. Yet in the last years of his life—as the Italian dictator grew ever closer to Hitler—the pontiff’s faith in this treacherous bargain started to waver. With his health failing, he began to lash out at the Duce and threatened to denounce Mussolini’s anti-Semitic racial laws before it was too late. Horrified by the threat to the Church-Fascist alliance, the Vatican’s inner circle, including the future Pope Pius XII, struggled to restrain the headstrong pope from destroying a partnership that had served both the Church and the dictator for many years. The Pope and Mussolini brims with memorable portraits of the men who helped enable the reign of Fascism in Italy: Father Pietro Tacchi Venturi, Pius’s personal emissary to the dictator, a wily anti-Semite known as Mussolini’s Rasputin; Victor Emmanuel III, the king of Italy, an object of widespread derision who lacked the stature—literally and figuratively—to stand up to the domineering Duce; and Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, whose political skills and ambition made him Mussolini’s most powerful ally inside the Vatican, and positioned him to succeed the pontiff as the controversial Pius XII, whose actions during World War II would be subject for debate for decades to come. With the recent opening of the Vatican archives covering Pius XI’s papacy, the full story of the Pope’s complex relationship with his Fascist partner can finally be told. Vivid, dramatic, with surprises at every turn, The Pope and Mussolini is history writ large and with the lightning hand of truth.

The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer


Author: Jennifer Lynch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451664788
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Laura Palmer was introduced to television audiences in the opening scenes of "Twin Peaks"--as a beautiful dead girl, wrapped in plastic. Now available in print for the first time in many years (and in e-book for the very first time!), THE SECRET DIARY OF LAURA PALMER chronicles Laura's life from age 12 to her death at 17, and is filled with secrets, character references, and even clues to the identity of her eventual killer. Fans of the show will love seeing their favorite characters again, and Laura's diary makes compelling reading as she turns from a naive freshman having her first kiss to a "bad girl" experimenting with drugs, sex and the occult. "As seen by" Jennifer Lynch, creator David Lynch's daughter, THE SECRET DIARY OF LAURA PALMER is authentic, creepy, and a perfect book for anyone who loves supernatural suspense.

The Digital Photography Book


Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133856887
Category: Computers
Page: 221
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Offers advice for shooting different types of photographs in different environments, including using natural light, using hot-shoe flash, and shooting landscapes and nature photography.

Acropolis Restored


Author: Charalampos Bouras,Mairē Iōannidou,Ian Dennis Jenkins
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780861591879
Category: Architecture
Page: 74
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The individual contributors to these papers tell the story of the dedicated and detailed efforts to understand the work of previous generations on the Acropolis and then to restore the buildings as nearly as possible to their original architectural state. The result is a story of engagement with the extraordinary problems associated with these world heritage monuments and the challenges to preserve and present them for future generations. This book represents a milestone in the history of the collaboration and friendship between the Acropolis Restoration Service and the British Museum.

Broken Boundaries

Women and Feminism in Restoration Drama
Author: Katherine M. Quinsey
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813147832
Category: Drama
Page: 256
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This volume of twelve original essays is the first comprehensive study of feminist issues in Restoration drama. The late seventeenth century marks a pivotal era in the history of feminism, when Renaissance assumptions about gender and patriarchy were being directly challenged. For the first time, women appeared onstage as actresses, made their presence felt as spectators and patrons, and wrote a number of the plays produced in theaters. In an unusually direct and probing way, drama of the Restoration period raised radical questions about the place of women in the family and in society, and about the essential nature of men and women. The essays examine feminist issues from a variety of historical and theoretical approaches across a spectrum of plays -- comedies, tragedies, tragicomedies, and heroic drama. By addressing the acute questions of gender raised in the drama, Broken Boundaries presents a vivid portrait of the uncertainties and changing perceptions in all areas of intellectual, political, and social life during the last decades of the seventeenth century.