Photoshop Stain Removal Techniques for Damaged Photos


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Removing stains

There are a lot of reasons why a photograph might have stains, but our main concern is getting rid of them. I am going to show you one way to do that. Some stains are going to be easier than others. Take this one for instance. It has a number of things going for it. One, it's in a rather unimportant area of the image. There is no detail under the stain, in other words; it's not over someone's face or something. Two, if you go to the Create a new fill or Adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel and select Black & White adjustment, you can see, while scrolling through, especially in the light filters, like High Contrast Red, the stain is greatly diminished.

You may not be able to scroll through on a Mac, but you can select each one individually. Let's select the High Contrast Red and go back to the Create a new fill or Adjustment layer icon. This time we'll select Curves. Bring the center of the histogram up towards the upper left-hand corner. This lighte...

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

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