Photoshop Restoration Rescue

Lesson 6/7 - Removing Yellow Tape and Fixing a Photo in Pieces


Photoshop Restoration Rescue


Lesson Info

Removing Yellow Tape and Fixing a Photo in Pieces

All right, let's all take a look at tape. So for some reason, people love to use take photos together. Um, again, this one this one would take some time. I won't go through the whole thing, but I'll show you some of the things that we can do to fix it. One of them would be make a selection of something similar. Copy paste, go to free transform and just kind of moving in if you hold down while you're in free transformed by the way, if you hold down driving that down a little bit if you hold down your commander control keys, see how you khun skew that out got to be careful because as you push and pull one, the others follow so it's like you'll get this side good and then you go work on this side and you'll see those kind of go away. So just be careful with that, but I think we're that's pretty it's pretty darn close right about there enter or return on dna, we, you know, there's a little bit of a repeating pattern, I would probably just get let's, go with the spot healing brush give it a...

quick swipe a couple of times, there's some winds there, honestly, we could just remove the lines in that way, it doesn't look like they're offset that little edge didn't line up perfect that's, where I would go to the clone stand tool because it's on an edge and then it's kind of bring it back in so that's a way to get rid of that this not important area should be pretty easy for us to go get rid of onda same thing here, I'd probably just work on it one section at a time to go through. Yeah, so I have a question about when you using the spot healing brush or just the healing brush if, like, say her dress head like vertical pleats and then you use the healing brush horizontally, would that mess up the vertical lines? Would you have to follow the same strokes? No, no, you don't have to follow the strokes or the patterns because if it doesn't, the way the brush and the way photo shot works behind the scenes is is not really looking at the direction you're brushing it's looking atm or the surrounding area and patterns, and it will do its best to fill it that way. But you don't worry about the way that your brush um, and then here's another one so on ly reason that I show you this is is you'll see in a second here right now it looks like could be pretty hard to remove um we can take away a lot of that difficulty if we think about so the photos black and white tape is yellow so right now it looks like we have a color problem and then in order then we'd have all this stuff is is cloning and healing right just us spending some time including in healing so it looks like we have a color problem because I'm like like how am I going to get this to match look at his forehead all that stuff so instead image adjustments the's saturate now we took the color problem out of it now it's just patching cloning healing done in thousand times this you know it's probably a good ten to fifteen minute job but that's that's very doable compared to us trying to match the color the tape and trying to get rid of that cullerton everything so again it is just showing you different examples of trying to think and attack the problem rather than looking at everything that's wrong with it yes if it's a color photo and she had asked the question about the pleats or the lines going down I have a photo that once someone once every stored and it's a psychedelic background crazy covers but peace is the only one that was in the seventies because I'm in the photo so pieces of it are missing in some of that because it was a button so how would you work something that would be psychedelic cloning yeah I mean, I'm not seeing the photo I mean the only thing I have pieces if pieces are missing and it's a pattern you've got to think so pieces were missing and it's a pattern you know, I think healing is probably not going to work because healing is going to melt things and it's probably not going to bring the pattern back out content where would be a good try but if it's not cloning probably your next best thing because it's a pattern that you have to try to retain all right think we're wrapping up here photo in pieces so we get a photo that's uh this was this was actually a photo that was I don't know is more of a cardboard type of ah print so it actually cracked literally cracked in half so what we can do is think back to our selection tools so we'll make a selection of one part of it think back to refine edge you know, works great on edge is well, let's look at it look at it on black and all that radius is going to do and a little bit of a brush it's going to help make sure we get that edge right? So it doesn't bring in too much of the white that was below it ok, so I've got a selection and what we'll do here is I don't just want a copy and paste it because if I copy and paste it then I have to deal with the fact that I'll show you then I have to deal with the fact that now I've got I've got two different versions of it so what I'm going to do differently is if I go appeared to the layer menu I could choose new layer and there's an option here to new layer via cut so what it will do is they'll shop it out of the layer that it's on and I'll just put it on a layer above so now if you look there's the bottom layer there's a top player so let's go and get him together zuman and then now I'll make a new layer to do this just to try to keep my my changes a separate as possible and then from here um cloning healing I'm gonna tryem all I'll try in fact let's do this remember the remember that stamped keyboard shortcut command option e what's that command optioning let's try it I'll try my last o'toole and try content aware phil not too bad I'm telling you this is the most I've ever used content aware when I thought I don't know something's changed in photo shop or what but it's working really good today it's in a good mood today but I'm not sure how it's going to do here I'm going to say maybe not good give up here okay, so I don't think it's gonna work here yeah, there we go finally so we have an edge. I'd probably grabbed my clone stamp tool optional all click and you got it. You have what you have to do here is separate because as soon as I separated now I can start to use another tool take care you know, obviously we know content where it makes me useless so just do that gone but we have to separate it and sometimes and then over here I think you know he's he must have been stung by a bee so he's got a bulge in his neck we will uh just sample and then try to bring that back in a little bit of ah little bit of a texture kind of see it there um try content where see how it does took care of it pretty well if that doesn't work, the patch tool is good at bringing texture because I just drag it over a texture area that'll bring some texture back in there a couple of spots and pretty sure you know how this was going to go wait appreciate you know how this one's gonna go? Um I know I'm doing it a lot, but if you make you might want to write this down if you haven't done it before so edit phil is what takes you to content aware you just choose the content aware option if you do shift delete its keyboard shortcut to bring it up so I know I've been making my selection and hitting shift elite in case you're wondering what I'm doing so shift delete will bring up that phil dialog box and then you just choose continent where if it's not already there and then finally this time I know russ had said, you know, people were talking about scanning and I showed you that little trick in the beginning of class about the auto straight and in the line and everything so let's try it I mean, we could just crop in straighten it but why not just use the auto way here we go and then crop just like that. So you is this a case where there was a signature on the bottom of this photo? Would this be a place we would really want a crop that out or what would you do? Um yeah, it depends there's a signature on the bottom it doesn't look like I'm not sure if when I scanned it you know that's a tough one if you might want to retain the signature, it looks like it's tough to see if it was ripped down there or if I scanned it wrong or what not if that whole signature was there, I probably try to leave it there if I could part of the photo might, you know, says the year and who it was. And what? Not. So I try to leave it there if I could. But if it's going to be chopped off, I'm probably just get rid of it.

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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