Photoshop Restoration Rescue

Lesson 4/7 - Removing Creases & Folds in Photos in Photoshop


Photoshop Restoration Rescue


Lesson Info

Removing Creases & Folds in Photos in Photoshop

Tears increases this's pretty popular get all these little creases the photos got folded whatnot that's where we get into the retouching tools are primary retouching tools for what we're going to do here is going to be cloning spot healing, healing and patch I'm gonna try to tell you the differences between all the tools at the same time I can guarantee you one hundred percent of taught this class enough at some point one of the tools will make a liar out of me I'm going to do something that I've done ten times you guys saw it in the last class it's it just happens photoshopped senses fear but it's it's going I'm going to do something I'm going to say and this is going to go away perfectly and it's not and then one of the tools that I said would not be good for that will work perfectly it's just the way it works but I can give you some guidelines on which one's which ones to use when so let's talk a little bit about we know we know cloning is what I wanted pixel for pixel I want this t...

o look exactly like that so cloning would be clothing is a tough one for a lot of this restoration stuff because we're always going to be trying to blend so while cloning could grab my clone stamp tool, remember make a blank layer try to do all as much retouching as you can on that blank layer and make sure you choose all layers to sample from up here so this could be a place where I can option are all click to sample and then clone alright, another place that I clone is what I would also do here is I would probably try to grab like the difference between the spot healing brush and healing brush is the spot healing brush just lets me work on like there's a little terror bend whatever scratch by just paint it goes away I don't have to sample with the spot healing brush a lot of times it works great it's quick it's a lot of it's a lot of times it's the first thing I'll go to you know we'll click over here brush away looks pretty good brush away looks good if it doesn't work it's because it's it's not sampling something the right way then I'll go to the healing brush because the healing brush lets me sample spot healing brushes picks whatever it wants the healing brush actually let's me say no I want you to look like this so let's me sample for so that's the difference between the two but I'll usually try the spot healing brush pretty good not bad you know where it's going to fall apart edges because this is what it does and perfect didn't even take five minutes like I said, yeah, a lot of times guys it's also the way you attack it you know if I do a big I'm gonna guess maybe if I do a big long swipe like that it'll work perfectly it did it before I don't know I mean let's try it again I'm trying to get it to screw up the edge blah blah, blah blah uh there we go see? It screwed up the edge it's sometimes it's goingto when it does it's male melding and blending all its up sometimes obviously not on this photo it messes with the edge when it gets near a hard edge so that's when you know I'm painting and I see I see a little bit of weirdness there that's what I would switch the clothes stamp tool optional all click and you notice see the clone stand told gives you a preview so the preview really helped because you you option all click and then it lets you line it up while your pain um, well go over here I don't need to clone their I would switch back to my perfectly working spot healing brush there's also let's go to clone source just so you guys know there's a whole palette for your clones sourcing number one I showed you if I option or all click there and it shows me a preview that there's a whole palette for that you can turn off some people don't like the overlay it just messes messes them up so you can turn off the overlay you can change the opacity of the overlay so if I option all click and then as I start to paint it will change the capacity the overlay um you can't you really want to screw somebody up? This is a prank okay, so forget forget any learning taking place right now if you really want to screw somebody up you can go and mess with the angle and in fact don't miss well that a lot you know, just ten, fifteen degrees so when I sample see how that message changes the angle of it so you can I mean if you really want to screw with them, then you know, not going to take it all the way down the ninety degrees so when I sample it actually flips it over so don't do that to a friend don't do it at work unless you're ready to get fired but there are some some little pranks that we can do but you know there's a whole panel for that stuff uh oh, I see ok, so let's talk okay here's a here's a here's a good area where you were going toe let's go try our spot healing brush work pretty good you could see a little bit of a line see that line there are a few guys could see it but there's definitely a line so if I start to see those then I'll switch to the healing brush because now it could be a little bit more selective option are all clicked to sample I see an edge maybe I'll paint over it again right here I'm gonna get to that point I'll switch back to the spot healing brush because apparently it works great on edges I think the opposite of what I said before today it works great on edge is it's it's feeling feeling, feeling the edges we'll get that part so here's what looks good? I was going to say maybe not but it seems to work it's making a liar out of me go um areas like this I'll try so you could start to see some weird patterns and texture in there. When that happens I'll switch over to the patch tool and over the past it'll it's like a lasso and then I just click and drag then if I see a repeating pattern, click and drag it over something. So to me the patch told works great big, large areas you know, big large areas where I know I have a similar texture or pattern that I want to pull back in um here's a large one over here I'm just going to do a big glass of selection works good get rid of that guy all right we got some work to do appear do you see what I mean about the advance thing though like I mean it's about you it already feels tedious to me so I could only imagine you guys watching it like is he doing the past will again so imagine if I spent an entire hour on one photo doing this that's that's all advanced means is it takes longer we'll try the past tool here on ly so that I can show you that I don't think it'll work but it's very possible it'll make a liar out of me all right see you see, it kind of blurred the texture there so that's why it's it's not so good in places like that so we'll switch back to me when I have texture that's really important that's a clone stamp tool kit's texture I don't want it melded I don't want it smooth I need that texture so I'll jump over to the clone stamp option or all click of course the source point you gotta watch out where the source point goes over another crease or a crack okay and that little area there and then the rest of this we should be able to tackle with pashto ok, I'm going to stop by promise one more last one there okay so there is our final photo here all compared to the original copy and that means just you file revert so that was our original that's her fixed photo but that one almost encompasses every tool that we would use for repairing photos as you see some of them were better than others but that really does it encompasses just about everything uh ok, so here's another one this one we're going to attack a little bit differently because it's got a new area inside of it that oh, we can take advantage of but here we're missing an entire park um were you feeling patch healing brush give me nothing uh I'll ggo jokonya destroyed content aware let's try let's see because I've already shown that I don't know so I'm just going to go to you guys from now on let's try content aware maykel quick lasso selection hit the delete key pretty good little little funkiness up there but I think we can fix that let's try it appear delete ok, we're done it's a little blurry but honestly do you think the person you're going to give this to cares about that tiny little thing up there? I think that actually works works pretty darn good all right, so I'm going to switch over to let's go try the healing brush or the spot healing brush get rid of that that blurry clone stamp will try that one better healing brush I think weaken get rid of a couple of those things I won't do it but you guys already know dustin scratches would knock that out in the second got a question we have a question yes about tearing fixing tears increases is it always better to make a duplicate when you're fixing tears increases even though there's really nothing there that you're filling in yes it was it always necessary to make a duplicate like a duplicate copy of the photo or anything I always try to sometimes obviously as you see here sometimes I forget it's good to make a commander control j make a duplicate copy of the layer sometimes if anything just to give yourself almost kind of makes you feel good when you revert back and you look at the original you hide your duplicate layer and you look back like wow it's like really did some work there but it's not necessary you can do it on the regular one alright s so we're back here we got a got one going down there so I don't know if you guys see it but when I do it I kind of see I see a little bit of a line that might be a time where I switch over to the patch tool because I think the patch told does a better job at maintaining texture ok a couple of those little all right we're on to the eye so let's first take care of as much as we can that we know is going to be easy to get rid of that uh I'll switch back over to think this spot healing brush will take care of this pretty good, so we'll get rid of that the easy part um here we have we've got this it be difficult to rebuild that inside part of the eye to just rebuild it from scratch so what you can do is steal from another part of the photo so I'll make a square selection just use your rectangular marquis tool copy paste, move it over right about there and then we'll go to edit, transform and we will go to flip horizontal and I think that looks pretty good, so moving on down to the neck all right? So obviously where we got some work to do there you can reduce the opacity another little trick that I showed in my last class on ten things that you need that light room users need photo shopped for is changed it to difference and that will show you the difference in the layers and so the darker it gets, the closer match they are is the way this filter works well, change it back there, I reduce the capacity just to kind of get a it's going to be just to eyeball it but don't be a bad joke there we go, so we're in relatively a good position. Now I add a layer mask to the layer again if you wanted to make it easy, you could just use your racer tool, erase it away, okay, but we'll do the non destructive way. We'll add the layer mask to it uh later masses wait. So we take a black brush, get rid of as much of it, and what I'll do is I'll kind of over compensate. I'll get rid of as much of it as I can, all right? And then as I start to see that I'll just switch my foreground color and just kind of paint it back away. So it's somebody thinking what about the catch light? You know what I said in my last class who who cares about catch lights? Who knows what catch lights are photographers nobody else is going to say I guarantee you grandma is not going to care about the catch light it's nobody else cares. You see the catch like if it's really that much to you, you could you could kind of do what we did before make a circular selection copy it, flip it if it's that important to you, but again, nobody that you're going to show this to cares that the catch lights are are inverted like that, okay all right uh let's see so just tow clean this up a little bit more um we've got a little bit of a line going through there so we got a layer mask the reason why I can't do anything else on that layer is because I have a layer mess that's hiding on the other stuff so I'll just make another new layer and yeah there's a I do too much we get a little bit of a line so I keep making it worse let's go ahead and we use the clone stamp tool to make it worse here we go oh gosh on and on I could probably switch back to the spot healing brush for this stuff all right and then we have one last little area down here um it's just going to it's just work no no quick fix for I would say I'll hit this section with the patch tool oh simply said content aware let's try uh and it phil content where you know it's not working because it's not on that layer so let's try that later did everybody see why that didn't work it didn't work because I had the blank layer selected so there's nothing to fill such wide to click back down on the original so yeah you know what guys forget everything I said and just use content aware issues content aware the entire photo because apparently it's gotten a lot better in the last a few hours since I practiced some of these images I don't think it's going to work here thankfully for one out of the ninety seven times on this classroom, right? So in this example here I'd probably take maybe a portion of it and do the patch tool I'm not loving it, so we'll switch to spot healing brush that's even worse so when I need to be a little bit or exactly switch to the cloning and here's so here's where we can use cloning to our advantage is you see that jaw line so what I'm gonna do is sample and then try to bring that in ok get rid of a couple of oh gosh, I need some when I want whenever I want to merge away, some of those patterns and texture just grabbed the patch tool I'll get rid of it and then one last thing I don't know that we sometimes when I've edited this photo, I wasn't able to bring that jaw line in quite a cz much and it almost disappeared a real quick fix for that would be your burn tool just take a real small brush and just accentuated a little bit all right didn't do it as much on this photo this time, but again sometimes when I've edited before justin blending those together, I've lost that transition there so you could just kind of painted in a little bit okay um I know there's a little section over here I've got a great tool for this it's called the crop tool wear we g o done gone just like that oh there's one up there to there we go all right so that's our final photo and I can revert back you can see the original that's what we started with all right how we do know we're good I've got a couple questions if you don't mind jumping on someone I don't mind a couple of them we've got from gsg learn and then gillian twelve eighteen or both kind of wondering about four trillion twelve eighteen you know her best friend uh no that kind of questioning the order of operation so like when you have a photo where dustin scratches need to be removed but you also have scratches, tears, et cetera that need fixing does the order of fixes matter or is there an optimal order since dust removal blurs you generally want to do that at the end or do you want to do it earlier so that then you're not copying those the dust to another area so I would usually do I do all my my cloning and my healing stuff patched will work I usually do all that first get all that down and then as the last step if there is dustin scratches or little spots or are things like that and finishing up with them but usually going to do the big stuff first the big cloning healing patchwork starts right away in the color are usually usually get the color right right away to so do the color and the cropping and all that stuff as quick as possible got one right here in the u s just stood up I'm barely taller than everybody here anyway um just because you do teach this so much I'm wondering based on what I understand about a lot of restoration with disaster relief I've I'm pretty sure there's a lot going on with volunteers and I don't know if you're familiar with any websites since we're all being educated in to help volunteer I will show you awesome so I would go to oper ation I'll make this so you can see it it's photoshopped people have to do things the hard way uh just what I want to write the website down operation photo rescue or you'll probably find it better under rescue so operation opr operation photo rescue if you go to their website it might be it might be a dot organ not sure if you just google operation photo rescue you'll find it and you khun submit to be a rescuer and then and then we'll start sending the images so that's really it zoe good great but if you've got the time that's awesome so there's a lot of photos out there that need help and you'll get some I have a friend that does it in, man, he gets him stuff that that's tough. Did they let you choose how many you can do? Because I feel like I could handle a little like here in there just doing a little I think it's like anything, they'll kind of start slow and you know, they're not going to send twenty five photos on the first day and they happen to us by tomorrow. So, yeah, I think it's start slow and they kind of get a feel for the relation, jeff in so good people, though I was wondering, you're using a pad? What a mouse give you the same selection results doesn't matter good questions, so I'm using I'm using the welcome the welcome penance happened. What amounts? Give me the same results in no, they're in the the key reason why? And this happens inside a late room to the key reason why is what I get with the penan tablet is I get pressure sensitivity so here's my brush, right and member, you're healing tool your spot healing tool, your clone stamp tool, they're all brushes, so they're all pressure sensitive and if I paint it's a hold on a second and it make a big enough document, so if I paint, lightly, see the brush stroke and if I press down heavier that's a brush stroke as you're doing these cloning and healing things, and you're getting into those edges, that pressure sensitivity makes a big difference because now you now you can beam or refined with it. Where with a mouse it's one hundred percent you don't get that that difference with a mouse with the pressure sensitivity and it works with the brush and light room too it's all it's, all pressure sensitive but that's the big one. The other thing is, is to me it's more natural so the best way I can explain it is try to try to take a brush and sign your name with the track pad or a mouse but signing your name, you know, with this makes sense. If you transfer that tactile, you know dexterity to your movements it becomes a lot more easy. I can tell you this, I swear, but I swear by it enough that I travel with one. I use the small one by the way, it's the into owes pro so I used a small version it's, about the size of I mean, this is a thirteen inch laptop so it's about the size of a thirteen inch laptop, but I could tell you that the first time you use it it's kind of feel weird the second time use it's going to feel weird, give yourself a day or two and you'll never go back like this sits on my desk and even what I'm working inward or writing something this's. This is like I have it here and if I go switch to type, I just kind of tuck it in and I still have my hand like that. So recommendation that I've heard from people is by it. Use it for a full weekend, use it on lee, don't use the mouse ever and that'll kind of get you get it. Once you get hooked, you, you'll never be able to go back. You got maybe one more question and let's move on. We've got someone who says usually old photos are hazy and foggy. How can we increase the sharpness? How do we choose the best message between one sharp tools and let's say hi pass so the best method for sharpening, I'd say, just go to the un sharp mask rather than the high pass filter for.

Class Description

Restoring old photos of family and friends is some of the most powerful work that is done in Photoshop. In Photoshop Restoration Rescue, you’ll learn how to bring new life to heirloom images.

Matt Kloskowski will show you restoration examples that demonstrate how you can tackle some of your own projects. You’ll hear about the process Matt uses to transform old prints into digital files and how to bring back some of the life and luster that was lost over time.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2


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