How to Reduce Paper Texture with Photoshop Photo Restoration


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Reducing paper texture

There is nothing wrong with paper texture in a photo; sometimes it looks really good, and some people love the effect. I have even had customers ask me specifically to not remove the paper texture, which tends to make my job a little bit tougher. You see, while paper texture may look pretty on those old photos, it can make restoring a lot harder. Texture presents a unique problem. When using, say, the Spot Healing brush, and running it over a bit of damage, it can make a smudge where the texture doesn't line up perfectly any longer.

What we need to do is smooth the texture, making it easier for us to get a better result. Texture shows up on a digital photo because the light catches in the texture during the scanning process. If scanning is your only option--the other being a good camera with a copy stand, lights and filters--then there's another way to reduce the appearance of texture, if you have the original photo and a scanner. Begin by scanning the image, facing at least two di...

Reducing paper texture
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Reducing paper texture provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photo Restoration with Photoshop

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