Your Course in a Nutshell

In this photo restoration course, you will learn how to restore photos using a freeware software called GIMP. I created this course for keen individuals who have little or no understanding of neither GIMP nor photo restoration, but wish to play an active part in the restoration of their own photos. With that in mind we are going to start from the basics, and steadily work on each skill to gradually increase your confidence and competence one photo at a time! By the end of this course, you will be comfortable with the tools used in GIMP to restore images, and have a clear understanding on how to correct and fix your own images, plus a basic understanding of photo colourisation.

  • 11 Modules

  • 55 recorded tutorials - totalling 323 minutes!

  • regular live tutorials on Google Meet (NOT AVAILABLE IN THIS TRIAL VERSION)

  • 65 practice images (working files)

  • Private Students Only Facebook Group (NOT AVAILABLE IN THIS TRIAL VERSION)

About the Course

How is it structured and how will it work?

TRIAL Access to Tutorials & Materials: 3 days

Student commitment required to complete in 12 weeks: Tutorials, practice tasks, group activities & research 

Desirable: 192 hours total averaging on 6 hours per week

Essential: 42 hours total averaging 3.5 hours per week

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WHO IS THIS COURSE AIMED AT?

In this photo restoration course, you will learn how to restore photos using a freeware software called GIMP. I created this course for keen individuals who have little or no understanding of neither GIMP nor photo restoration, but wish to play an active part in the restoration of their own photos.

With that in mind we are going to start from the basics, and steadily work on each skill to gradually increase your confidence and competence one photo at a time! Although not extremely difficult, photo restoration requires a high degree of concentration, patience and of course practice!!


HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED?

The way the course is constructed allows you to skip or fast track the first Module – GIMP – the basics, if you are already familiar with the software, so you can move on and start with the restoration tutorials straight away.

Each module is made up of several short units, each accompanied by a video, notes and practice exercises. As your tutor I will also be on call to answer any questions should you get stuck.

I will also be delivering LIVE online tutorials spaced at regular intervals (every 4 weeks) to support the learning  – these will take place on Sundays 12 noon NY time/ 5pm London time, and will be recorded so if you can’t attend live, you can catch up later and message me any questions. (LIVE TUTORIALS NOT AVAILABLE ON TRIAL VERSION)

Complementing this course, we also have the Facebook Learning Group, ONLY for FULLY enrolled students, where you will be able to share your work, give and receive feedback and support from others, and keep motivated. I will also moderate the group and be on hand to answer questions.

By the end of this course, you will be comfortable with the tools used in GIMP to restore images and you will also have a clear understanding on how to correct and fix your own images, and a basic understanding of photo colourisation.


Hardware requirements

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer
  • Mouse (if using a laptop I strongly recommend the use of a desktop mouse! Your fingers will thank you!)
  • Scanner or Smartphone


Pc Technical requirements

  1. Pentium IV or faster processor 
  2. Minimum 256 MB of RAM 
  3. Downloaded and installed GIMP




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Course Content

  • 1

    MODULE 1 - COURSE INTRODUCTION

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 1 - HELLO FROM YOUR TUTOR

    • MOD 1 LESSON 1A - EXPLORING THIS LEARNING PLATFORM

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 2 - WHAT DO YOU NEED IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 3 - WHAT IS GIMP AND WHY IS IF FREE TO USE

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 4 - DOWNLOADING GIMP

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 5 - MAKING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR VIDEO TUTORIALS

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 6 - USING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE FACEBOOK GROUP

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 7 ORGANIZING YOUR FILES AND FOLDERS

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 8 - GIMP GETTING STARTED

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 9 - GIMP WORKTOP SET UP - MENUS AND SETTINGS

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 10 - GIMP QUICK OVERVIEW

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 11 - GIMP TOOLBOX PART 1

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 12 - GIMP TOOLBOX PART 2

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 13 - GIMP TOOLBOX PART 3

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 14 - GIMP TOOLBOX PART 4

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 15 - GIMP TOOLBOX PART 5

    • MOD 1 - LESSON 16 - GIMP TOOLBOX PART 6

  • 2

    MODULE 2 – GETTING ORGANIZED FROM THE START

    • MOD 2 - LESSON 1 - ORGANIZING YOUR FILES AND FOLDERS - REPEAT VERSION

    • MOD 2 - LESSON 2 - OPENING IMAGE FILES, SAVING YOUR PROGRESS AND SAVING FINISHED WORK

    • MOD 2 - LESSON 3 - USING A SCANNER TO DIGITALISE YOUR PHOTOS

    • MOD 2 - LESSON 4 - DIGITALIZING YOUR PHOTOS USING YOUR CAMERA PHONE

  • 3

    MODULE 3 - Enhancing badly taken photographs

    • MOD 3 - LESSON 1 - Straightening cropping and restoring perspective - Part One

    • MOD 3 - LESSON 2 - Straightening cropping and restoring perspective - Part Two

    • MOD 3 - LESSON 3 - WORKING WITH EXPOSURE, BRIGHTENES AND CONTRAST

    • MOD 3 - LESSON 4 -ADJUSTING AND CORRECTING COLOURS - PART 1

    • MOD 3 - LESSON 5 - ADJUSTING AND CORRECTING COLOURS - PART 2

    • MOD 3 - LESSON 6 - CORRECTING RED EYE

    • MOD 3 - LESSON 7 - Improving sharpness and blurring imperfections

  • 4

    MODULE 4 - RESTORING FADED PHOTOGRAPHS

    • MOD 4 - LESSON 1 - DESATURATION AND LEVELS

    • MOD 4 - LESSON 2 - WORKING WITH CURVES

    • MOD 4 - LESSON 3 - THE BURN AND DODGE TOOLS

    • MOD 4 - LESSON 4 - ADDING DARK AND LIGHT LAYERS TO BRING OUT DETAILS

  • 5

    MODULE 5 - REMOVING STAINS AND SCRATCHES

    • MOD 5 - LESSON 1 - REMOVING DAMAGE USING THE HEALING TOOL

    • MOD 5 - LESSON 2 - REMOVING DAMAGE USING THE CLONING TOOL

  • 6

    MOD 6 - HALFWAY CONSOLIDATION

    • MOD 6 - LESSON 1 - WE ARE HALFWAY THERE! - MESSAGE FROM YOUR TUTOR

    • MOD 6 - LESSON 2 - STEP BY STEP - GUIDED RESTORATION 1

    • MOD 6 - LESSON 3 - STEP BY STEP - GUIDED RESTORATION 2

  • 7

    MODULE 7 - DEALING WITH NOISE, FUZZ AND UNWANTED TEXTURES

    • MOD 7 - LESSON 1 - INTRODUCTION - LET'S TALK ABOUT NOISE!

    • MOD 7 - LESSON 2 - REMOVING NOISE USING THE NOISE REDUCTION FILTER

    • MOD 7 - LESSON 3 - REDUCING NOISE USING LAYERS, BLUR TOOL AND SELECTIVE GAUSIAN BLUR FILTER

    • MOD 7 - LESSON 4 - REMOVING NOISE IN ONLY PARTS OF THE PHOTO

    • MOD 7 - LESSON 5 - REMOVING TEXTURES FROM PAPER PRINTED PHOTOS

    • MOD 7 - LESSON 6 - USING ENHANCE FILTERS TO IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOS

  • 8

    MODULE 8 - EXTREME RESTORATIONS

    • MODULE 8 - LESSON 1 - WHAT IS AN EXTREME RESTORATION - TUTOR OVERVIEW

    • MOD 8 - LESSON 2 - fixing missing parts of a photo

    • MOD 8 - LESSON 3 - REPARING FACIAL STAINS

    • MOD 8 - LESSON 4 - Putting a torn photo back together

  • 9

    MODULE 9 - photo manipulation and composites

    • MOD 9 - LESSON 1 - REMOVING UNWANTED PEOPLE OR OBJECTS FROM A PHOTO

    • MOD 9 - LESSON 2 - Combining two or more photos together

    • MOD 9 - LESSON 3 - Combining two portraits II + Vignetting a photo

    • MOD 9 - LESSON 4 - Adding Frames or Embellishments

  • 10

    MODULE 10 - introduction to photo colourization.

    • MOD 10 - LESSON 1 - COLOURISATION - The importance of being historically adequate & how to research colour

    • MOD 10 - LESSON 2 - COLOURISATION - preparing your photo for colouring + WORKING WITH LAYERS

    • MOD 10 - LESSON 3 - CREATING A SKIN PALETTE

    • MOD 10 - LESSON 4 - COLOURISING - THE SKIN

    • MOD 10 - LESSON 5 - COLOURISING - THE EYES

    • MOD 10 - LESSON 6 - COLOURISING - HAIR CLOTHING AND BACKGROUND

  • 11

    MODULE 11 - putting it all together.

    • MODULE 11 - LESSON 1 - Putting it all together.

    • MODULE 11 - FINAL ASSESSMENTS

    • FINAL MESSAGE FROM YOU TUTOR