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Photo Restoration and Retouching Using Corel PaintShop Photo Pro, Second Edition [Paperback]

Robert Correll
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May 27 2010
Fully revised to include coverage of the new features of PaintShop Photo Pro, Photo Restoration and Retouching Using Corel ® PaintShop Photo ™ Pro, Second Edition teaches you how to use PaintShop Photo Pro's plethora of top-notch photo editing tools to retouch, enhance, and restore your photographs. You'll benefit from the practical techniques and insider tips shown in this book, regardless of your skill level. After a brief introduction to PaintShop Photo Pro and other helpful topics such as scanning and organizing, you'll dive into detailed photo studies that showcase new and old photos alike. By examining actual photos from the author's collection, you'll learn how to retouch or restore digital, scanned, color, and black-and-white photos. Each study teaches you how to tackle specific problems, shows you the pros and cons of different techniques, and concludes with a fully restored or retouched photo. You'll learn how to do things like repair cuts and scratches, remove dust, blemishes, take out red-eye, enhance color, brightness, and contrast, remove distractions, correct perspective and lens distortion, and more. You'll even discover how to retouch people, enhance good photos, and explore ways to tackle "impossible" photos.

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Trained in traditional print media and on the Web, Robert Correll enjoys digital photography, photo restoration and retouching, digital art, computer technology, and music. His recently published works include video tutorials on Sony ACID Pro 6.0, Adobe Photoshop Elements 4, and Corel PaintShop Pro X5. He has also written or contributed to other technology books, magazines, and Web sites. Robert has also worked as a consultant in the marketing and design industry, where his contributions ranged from IT services to Web design and implementation, network administration, art production, ad concepts, campaign strategies and tactics, and radio advertisement script writing. Robert graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1988 and served in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer, was a Software Development Specialist and Development Editor for Macmillan Computer Publishing, and was the Staff and Faculty Technology Trainer/Assistant Technology Coordinator for a county-wide school corporation.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A good book Sept. 7 2013
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I do like the book, it gives me number of ideas how to restore a photo or how to improve a bad picture.
Keep in mind it always depends on your own skill to achieve a certain goal.
The price of the book was good and if You are a PSPP fan you may consider buying it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT INFORMATION Oct. 19 2010
By PHOTOG - Published on Amazon.com
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In addition to purchasing this Second addition, I also purchased, read and enjoyed the First addition.
I was looking for information on how to use this software not necessarily how to restore old photos. Don't be fooled by the full title. I use 99% of the procedures in this book for pictures I take that have one issue or another that I need to correct in post production. My Models are never as perfect as they end up in my final images.
These books are extremely informative and easy to follow with screen shoots and step by step procedures. Best of all, they are sprinkled with humor, sometimes corny but always gave me a chuckle.
If you want to learn this software and what it can do for you for any kind post work, I highly recommend this book. My work flow is different from Roberts but I wouldn't of been able to come up with my own without the help I received in reading the information here.
As for the other review, I had no problem with the binding on either addition.
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2.0 out of 5 stars If you are somewhat familiar with the program keep looking June 8 2012
By Lyssa Seefeldt - Published on Amazon.com
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I hate to give books harsh reviews, but this one just wasn't what I thought it was going to be, despite having viewed the preview pages on the product listing before I purchased the book. This book might have been alright if I had never played with the program before starting to read this guide. My biggest issue is that a lot of the techniques described in this book are no-brainers. You don't want a cloned spot to look cloned? well then make sure you are matching color/texture. Well, duh! I wanted more guts, nuts, and bolts of the program... more of the why you would want to use this feature over another one. Or more on what the functions of the features are.

Don't get me wrong, the step by step stuff in here is great if you haven't ever worked with editing programs before, but I think I was hoping for more advanced technique and why I should do one step before another step to expediate work flow. Pretty much the first (intro) chapter (i.e. the first ~25 pages) you can skip and not really miss anything. So why are they there?! Don't waste my time tooting the program's horn... I wouldn't have bought the book if I didn't already have the program and have a desire to use it.

I guess the main point I am trying to get across here is that if you have never used the program and you have a steep learning curve ahead, this book might be okay for you (3-4 stars). For someone who already knows some of the ins and outs from experimentation and just plain fiddling with functions, find a different book. I am currently waiting on PaintShop Photo Pro X3 For Photographers and I think from looking at the preview of pages from the Amazon listing that it will be a better match for someone with a bit more experience with the paintshop pro x3 program. Another book that I am going to look into is Picture Yourself Learning Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3. Stay tuned and I will let you know if those books turn out to be better sources.

Oh, and FYI the quickest way to learn what features do in Paintshop Pro X3 is to take a picture in the program and first thing figure out how to duplicate the layer. Then go to town and play with all the tools to see what they do. By having the duplicated layer you have preserved your original photo (as long as you make sure you stick to the duplicated layer when playing around).

I hope this review helps anyone who is trying to decide whether to get the book or not.
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide..... Jan. 15 2012
By CSP - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent guide to retouching photos using Corel PaintShop Photo Pro.. This does reduce the steep learning curve,
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2.0 out of 5 stars Did not read much of it Aug. 21 2010
By Dave Beenthere - Published on Amazon.com
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because, after a week of occasionally glancing through it, it started to fall apart.
It seems to be of use for a very narrow field of interest.
Thanks to a generous seller (Booknmama), I was able to return the book for a full refund, before I needed a binder to keep it together.
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