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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ask The Retoucher #44 - Photo Restoration Part III

In this 44th article of Ask the Retoucher, Eric of Photo Grafix continues on his mission to restore a unique copy photo of martial arts legend Grandmaster Moses Powell.

The next step in the process is to clean up the spots and dust.

1. Switch to RGB color and Duplicate the Background Layer.
2. Choose a Grid (View/Show/Grid) to help you work in a methodical way.
3. Using the Clone Stamp and the Healing Brush, clean up the spots.
4. Zoom in and out to see the before and after to make sure you have removed all the spots.

—Edited by Judy Bond for Photo Grafix University

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Eric runs Photo Grafix, a humble photo-retouching studio in Evanston, Illinois (USA), making photo illustrations and improving photos for hundreds of people and companies worldwide. If he doesn't know the answer, he won't rest until he finds it. Eric Basir is at your service: With each "Ask The Retoucher" article, he'll help you successfully tackle your digital photographic problems. 

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