Learn how to restore and repair old photos, and how to improve any portrait, culled from a full semester course Ric Horner teaches at Folsom Lake College. You'll get valuable tips of how to “retouch” any portrait to improve the looks of any subject or model. You'll see demonstrations to learn the best, tried-and-true techniques for using Photoshop or similar image processing software, to restore historical photographs and enhance by retouching, contemporary photos.
Restoration and Retouching are each big topics to cover in three and a half hours, so get ready for an action packed power-demonstration you can follow along with your computer, including real world examples and on-the-spot creative solutions, not the usual, “Oops, I screwed that up, but doesn't it look cool” rationale. We'll actually restore a historical photograph or two and solve the often found, (or created), image problems of portraiture.
Learn to use the non-destructive and some little known short cuts of image processing that will bring old and new photos to life. You'll be guided on a walk through the workflow of repairing and restoring old photographs: From analyzing the issues to be considered in restoration of photographs: Prioritizing the order of restoration techniques to be used, such as: Expanding tone values, setting black and white points, optimizing contrast, correcting color casts, repairing scratches, tears, folds and rebuilding missing image pieces. No matter if it's faded or has little contrast, discoloring and torn, scratched, moldy or dusty, we'll be able to fix it. In portraiture, you'll get tips and fast solutions to eliminate blemishes, reduce wrinkles, brighten eyes, whiten teeth and make your models gain or lose weight. In this all-in-one restoration and retouching workshop you will turn a frown into a smile and learn how to make it look as though it was not “Photoshopped.”
Ric will address impromptu questions, as well as tell-what-it-takes to get good at it, (shhh, practice). This workshop will give you a jump-start toward bringing life to photographs that are great gifts of history and bring smiles to those who want to touch-up and/or enhance portraiture.
For an hour after the workshop, Ric will hold a Q & A period where he will diagnose and suggest how to fix specific photographs of attendees. So, if you have photos in need of restoration, or photos of real people who you'd like to turn into your ideal models, bring them into the workshop and take advantage of the short clinic afterwards. You'll come away with the information you need to revive the past, perfect the present, and prepare for the future.
Laptops (installed with semi-recent versions of Photoshop) are welcome, but not required.
This workshop is limted to only 10 participants. Register today!
Ric Hornor is a digital fine art photographer... grounded in traditional art media. He has produced cutting-edge “electronic art” using video image processing and photo-synthesis since 1978 in graduate school at the Art Institute of Chicago. He developed and taught courses in computer art and multimedia at Pratt Institute in Manhattan and currently teaches Introduction to Digital Imaging at Sierra College and Advanced Digital Photo Restoration and Retouching at Folsom Lake College. His artwork is in collections of museums, corporations and individual art collectors around the country. Ric continues to produce digital photo-paintings and other artworks at his home/studio, Lightning Oak Art Farm, Pilot Hill, CA.