Repository: Beinecke Rare Book; Manuscript Library, Yale University
|Spots to heal|
When you click the Healing Tool icon, you may find the size of the tool needs adjusting. The slider below is set at 36px. The diameter of the Healing Tool is too big. I will move the slider slightly to the left so the circle is closer to the diameter of the spot.
|Adjust Healing Tool side.|
You have two options to choose on from on the toolbar: Proximity Match and Create Texture. Proximity match picks up the colors around the spot and replaces the spot with those pixels. Use Texture if you do not want the section to appear smooth. The pixels will match the texture around the spot.
|Proximity and Texture|
Next, I will heal the first spot by dragging the mouse over it while holding down the left mouse button. Notice the spot furthest to the right has been healed:
Now I will fix all the spots within the red marks:
If you look closely, you can see that I took the liberty to fix other spots and scratches in the photo.
I truly believe that we need to preserve the integrity of our ancestors by restoring old photographs. I am excited to share the techniques that I have used to make our heritage more appealing to my daughter. Visuals really do make a big difference, and we have only just begun!
Now you can try this on any photo that is in need of repair. Let me know if you are ready to go on or if you would like for me to use another photo. If you have a photo you would like me to correct in the next sample, let me know!