Video:Restore a Discolored Photo in Photoshop Elementswith Don Schechter
Need to adjust the lighting and color in some of your favorite photos? Try restoring your pictures using Photoshop Elements.See Transcript
Transcript:Restore a Discolored Photo in Photoshop ElementsHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I'll show you how to restore a discolored photo using Photoshop Elements.
Choose a Photo to RestoreFirst open Photoshop Elements, and click on the 'edit and enhance icon.' Open the photo you would like to restore.
Now switch to the 'quick fix mode' by clicking on the tab at the top. Go to the view drop down menu at the bottom and choose 'before and after.' I'll choose 'before and after landscape' because that is how my photo is oriented.
Recolor the PhotoTo recolor the image, go to the smart fix slider at the right. Drag the slider towards the middle and the photo will look more colorful. Dragging the slider to the right will bring out the blues and greens, while dragging it to the left will emphasize the reds and yellows.
Once you're happy with the color in the photo, click the check icon at the top of the tab to apply the changes.
Adjust the Photo's LightingIf you're image is too dark or light the sliders in the lighting tab can be used to increase the detail. If necessary, use the lighten shadows and darken highlights sliders to adjust the brightness. Then you can change the midtone contrast slider to increase the contrast if the image has become faded. Click the check mark to accept the changes.
Try the Restoration Auto AdjustYou can also click the auto button in each section to adjust your photos color and lighting. Here is my picture before, and after.
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