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In this course, professional photo restorer Janine Smith describes how to use Photoshop to restore, retouch, and enhance old or damaged photos. It covers evaluating scanned images for imperfections, using the Clone Stamp tool and other Photoshop tools, and addressing common problems and their fixes, starting with the basics (fading, spots, and paper texture) and continuing with more complex challenges (rips, adhesive tape, ink marks, mold, and more). Also included are methods for fixing exposure problems and colorcast as well as advanced techniques in photo restoration, such as replacing backgrounds and recreating missing facial features and body parts. The course includes a project that takes an image from damaged start to restored finish.
So here is our image after we've cloned out our large crack. Let's look again at that before, and here we are after. And now we want to bring back the other side of her nose and her mouth. So the first thing we need to do is combine all our layers--Shift+Ctrl+Alt+E on a PC, Shift+Command+Option+E on a Mac-- and then we'll go over to our toolbar, and we'll grab a selection tool. In this case I'll just use my Patch tool. And we're going to select her mouth and half of her nose, the half that's there.
And we want to put this on it's own layer using Ctrl+J or Command+J. Now we'll jump up here to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal, get our Move tool here. And we can move this either with our arrows or with our cursor itself. And this doesn't look perfect. It's too symmetrical. It's exactly like the other side. That's not how our faces usually are, but we are going to make do with it. Here's one trick to be able to place it a little better.
Go to your View menu > Rulers, and then you can pull a guide over. Go to the corner of her eye and see how this goes right at the end of the nostril. Bring one over to the other corner of the eye and now continue to move her nose over just a bit. Now you don't want it exactly the same--again, symmetrical. Place it a little bit more on this side, or if you want her nose to be wider, you could do that, but that's starting to not look very, very lovely.
Just kind of eyeball it. Once you get through with those, you can take your guides, move them back over. You can hide your rulers again. Go down to rulers, or you can use Ctrl+R on your keyboard. Now we'll use Ctrl+T or Command+T to transform. Right-click, Warp. Just move it a little. Let's make it a little different. We want it a little different from the other side--not radically. You've got to be very careful.
Just tiny little moves. Let's see how that looks and then move it some more, mess around with it. And I think we'll leave it like that for just about now. If you have a space, such as this space here on her upper lip, we can fix that in a minute. You're not committing to anything, so just keep moving it if you need to. Say "does that look better, does that look better?" and just keep eyeballing it for a while.
Now let's look at how it's pretty much going to look more through. I made it a little wider. You could narrow it a little, however you like. Sometimes you just need to grab pieces from the other side and fix some pieces that are missing.
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