Reassembling a photo from pieces


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Reassembling a photo from pieces

Like a jigsaw puzzle, a photo that's torn into pieces gets harder to piece back together, the more pieces there are and the smaller those pieces are, and also the longer they have been apart. Putting them back together however isn't anything you can't handle once you know how. This image of a historic rancho the home of a former Alcalde of Los Angeles is in several pieces and I'd like to put it back together. Always scan your torn pieces with spaces between them to make it easier to put back together.

Let's duplicate the original layer by hitting Ctrl+J or Command+J and rename this layer pieces. Now, hide your original Background layer by clicking the visibility icon and go over to the toolbar and select the Quick Selection tool, this little magic wand. In your pieces layer run your selection tool around the white part, go slowly and keep your brush size a little small, so you don't grab pieces of the picture accidentally.

You don't have to keep your hand down...

Reassembling a photo from pieces
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Reassembling a photo from pieces provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

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Photography
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