Restore Damaged Photos

Learn how to restore and colorize images using the correction tools and layer adjustments in Photoshop.

Students will bring a damaged photo from home, restore it, and do a few coloring effects on it. Included below are some sample images (just in case students cannot be relied upon to bring their own images).

Lesson Resources

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  • Lesson Plan (PDF)
  • Presentation (PDF)
  • Student Procedure (PDF)
  • Gradesheet (PDF)
  • Sample Image 1 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 2 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 3 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 4 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 5 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 6 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 7 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 8 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 9 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 10 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 11 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 12 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 13 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 14 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 15 (JPG)
  • Sample Image 16 (JPG)
  • Finished Final Document (PSD)
  • Finished Example (PSD)
Videos
Part 1: Restore the image
Part 2: Setting up your layers
Part 3: Hand colored review
Part 4: Adjustment layers
Part 5: Final Document
Part 6: Alignment option
Part 7: Text tool