How to Restore and Reassemble Torn Photos in Photoshop


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Reassembling torn photos

Stuff happens, and sometimes bad stuff happens to good photographs--things like them getting ripped and torn into pieces. If you're lucky enough to have all the pieces and luckier still to have them in separate pieces and not taped together by some well-meaning ancestor, it's not as hard as you think to put them back together digitally. If you're able to scan the pieces yourself, lay them out in the general order in which they belong, with plenty of space in between pieces. Duplicate the original layer using Ctrl+J on a PC, Command+J on a Mac.

Now move over to your toolbar and select your Magic Wand tool, and in the Duplicate layer, click on the background space, the white space. Now use Ctrl+X or Command+X to delete. Hide the visibility of the background layer, and there's all your transparency. Now we need to get the separate layers into their own layers. In the toolbar, select the Lasso tool and draw a selection around one of the pieces.

Once you have it selected, use ...

Reassembling torn photos
Video duration: 4m 56s 3h 53m Intermediate

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Reassembling torn photos provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photo Restoration with Photoshop

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Photography
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