If you’ve had the pleasure of converting film slides of days gone by to the digital format, you may have experienced that bittersweet feeling of excitement mingled with a tinge of disappointment upon first viewing the dust, debris and tiny fibers accumulated by storage over the years in the scanned result.

Building on a recent post, Digitally Converting Slides and Negatives with Jumbl, in this video tutorial we’ll take a look at a few simple techniques to help reverse the ravages of time and bring new life back to these important keepsakes by way of Adobe Photoshop CC.

In Summary:

  • Common color casts of Kodachrome vs Fujichrome
  • Correcting Purple color casting via White Balance adjustment
  • Hue/Saturation color-shifting and de-saturation
  • Highlight & Shadow adjustments
  • Noise Reduction and Edge Sharpening
  • Straightening Images via Lens Corrections
  • Restoring color and detail via Graduated Filters
  • Enhancing Depth of Field via creative Tilt-Shift Blur
  • Enhancing color and detail via single-image HDR in Photomatix Pro

Thanks for visiting, as always. I hope you find the information helpful. If you have any questions along the way, please leave them in the comments section below or feel free to drop me a line at [email protected].

Happy restoring.. Look forward to catching you next time.