Taming fingerprints


show more Taming fingerprints provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos show less
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Taming fingerprints

Even though touching a photo may seem harmless the oils and skin contain acids. Harmless touch soon burns into the chemicals of a photo and becomes a permanent resident. If the fingerprints are around the edges of a photo or in a non-detailed area they can be easier to repair, but one left in an important area can be a bit more of a challenge. Let's duplicate the original photo using keyboard shortcut Ctrl on a PC Command on a Mac + J. And now let's rename the layer by double-clicking on the layer name and naming it pop, and click next to it to accept.

Now, let's go to the toolbar and select the Zoom tool, it's this tool that looks like a magnifying glass. Let's center it over here on this fingerprint, you can barely see it, but it's over here next to the face and zoom in good and tight. 300% might seem a bit too large, but it's really a good place to work. The whole photo is still in focus, you can see everything and you see the detail of the damage. Now let...

Taming fingerprints
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Taming fingerprints 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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