I am happy to announce the Second Edition will be available at the end of August!
designed this book to be a simple step by step photo and text manual
for the restorer to learn and practice the concepts of retouching. This
is the book I wish I had when I started out. Retouching has become my
passion over the years, so don't hesitate to e-mail me if you have any
questions about retouching or about my upcoming classes.
an excerpt from the first review from David Brownell, Michigan Violinmakers
is a valuable book. Brian Epp very clearly describes his retouching
process, starting with viewpoint, perception, and learning how to look
at things; how to look at color and especially the graduations of color
associated with the wood's grain and figure as well as any shading and
antiquing present in the original finish."
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