Case Study: Rhinoplasty Craft & Magic
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.
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.
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