February 6, 2013, Carlsbad, CA. Phototree.com™, the leader in delivering historical photograph information to genealogists and collectors, has released their latest book titled Photo Restoration KwikGuide™, A Step‐by‐Step Guide for Repairing Photographs with Photoshop Elements®. Written for the experienced and novice users of Elements, this book guides the reader through the steps used to restore damaged or deteriorated photographs.

The 96 page, full color KwikGuide is written in an easy to follow, step‐by‐step format that walks the reader through the most common repair techniques. Using Elements® software, many of the techniques go beyond simply applying filters and tools. Some repairs are multiple process steps developed by PhotoTree.com that solve some of the most demanding restoration challenges.

Gary Clark, author and founder of PhotoTree.com described the book’s approach as unique, noting, “We understood that many people are not prepared nor desire to learn every aspect of Elements from a lengthy and expensive book. We focused on one topic: restoration, and then presented it in a concise, straightforward manner”. The KwikGuide process looks at photo problems first and then describes the right tools to fix them.

The steps described in the KwikGuide are useful for repairing recent pictures as well as historical photos. In addition, the basics of image editing such as scanning and file formats; selection and layers; straightening and cropping; and navigating through Elements are covered in detail. This KwikGuide shows the reader how to:
1. Fix scratched, marked, and torn images
2. Recreate missing pieces
3. Fix faded photographs
4. Lighten dark photographs
5. Correct color changes
6. Repair facial and other damage

With over 200 color photographs and screen images, each section reveals the tools, actions, and results of photo restoration. In addition, KwikGuide web pages on the PhotoTree.com website (www.phototree.com) allow the reader to download the same high resolution images and practice the restoration techniques.

Photo Restoration KwikGuide is available for $17.95 from Family Roots Publishing (www.familyrootspublishing.com). All orders for this book taken between February 8 and February 11, will be shipped by February 12th at the latest.

About the Author
Gary Clark is a professional photographer, restorer, and genealogist who has merged these skills with his passion for collecting photographs. His 30 years of experience in digital imaging brings a unique and thorough understanding of photograph problems and how to solve them. Clark introduced PhotoTree.com to genealogists and collectors in 2000, and he continually expands the free information with a gallery of over 1,000 images, weekly case studies, and historical information about 19th century photographs.