Pages from medical book.

Example spreads demonstrating color correction, interior production, and precision image manipulation.

For Dr. Constantian’s Rhinoplasty: Craft & Magic, I tackled thousands of images spanning several decades of the surgeon’s work.

Besides handing the large quantity, many images were digitized from 35 mm slides. Due to the film’s age, many images were declining in quality; further degradation occurred during scanning. These issues were corrected prior to publishing.

Case studies were presented with customized color backgrounds to indicate preoperative and postoperative images. To highlight form, many silhouettes were created from the original photos, often combined with the customized background. Special care was given to maintain the integrity of the form, as rhinoplasty procedures are measured in millimeters, and maintaining precision was vitally important to the author and editorial team.

Images from the book.

Patient images demonstrate color correction for consistent skin tones. Profiles were masked and the backgrounds standardized with yellow and blue backdrops.

To protect patient identity, I created a unique graphic effect successfully hiding the identifying characteristics of patients while allowing their nose to be on display. This effect was applied to hundreds of images.

Services contributed:
Cover and interior production, interior template creation based on design, image processing and evaluation, image editing, photo color correction, prepress, illustration labeling, asset management, archiving

Title: Rhinoplasty: Craft & Magic
Author: Dr. Mark B. Constantian
Published by Quality Medical Publishing, St Louis, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-62623-611-0