Repairing large tears


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Repairing large tears

One challenge with ripped or torn photos is when some well-meaning relative has helped us out by taping it. Tape especially old-fashioned cellophane tape which yellowed over time can be a real challenge to repair, but fortunately, not impossible. This photo which is an old family photo of mine has been taped on the top and the bottom and in the middle. This tape in the middle which is cellophane tape is what we are going to work on today. We are going to start by going over to our Background layer and duplicating it by hitting Ctrl or Command+J. Then we'll double-click on the name and rename it tape.

Now, we'll go over to the toolbar on the left and select the Polygonal Lasso tool. Next, we're going to zoom our photo in just enough to fill the frame, so you'll have a clear view of the tape edges. We'll do this by Ctrl or Command, and the Plus sign. Click on a starting point with your Lasso tool and follow the straight line of the tape keeping just to the outside edge ...

Repairing large tears
Video duration: 8m 22s 2h 38m Intermediate

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Repairing large tears 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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Photoshop Elements
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