If you wanted to start your own photo restoration business I have listed here some very important tools you will need to the job. These are my top picks for scanners and reference material. Ive added six suggestions here for you.
The software is of course PhotoShop and the latest version is CS 2014 CC. Its now only $10 a month. Once you get to know Photoshop you wont turn back. Ive touched on many of the restoration techniques in this blog and all are using Photoshop.
Reference Books: Of course to learn Photoshop you need some reference material so I have added Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book (Adobe)), a great resource for learning the ropes and a handy quick reference guide if you get stuck on something. Once you know how to use Photoshop then you might want to know how to restore photos with Digital Restoration from Start to Finish: How to repair old and damaged photographs a personal favorite of mine and its stuffed with photo restoration secrets and little gems of information that will help any budding restoration artist.
Scanners: You’ll need something to scan those photos too and the two scanners in the above are two of the best of the consumer models and both offer many valuable features to the restoration artist. Both scan negatives and slides and offer great resolution. They will help you scan prints at the correct resolution for restoration.
They will also get you crisp clean scans and not fluffy scans by all in one scanners. Just follow the links in this paragraph to learn more about fluffy scans and good resolution.
TOP TIP! These are my top picks and the must have is the Photoshop reference Classroom in a book!
If all this is not enough you can read about how i set up my own photo restoration business.