Old Photo Touch Up Tips

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July 12, 2015

I am thankful for spending time with my elderly Mom.

Category   Photography

Fixing damaged photographs in Photoshop CS 6 for Mac

Damaged Old Photo
Damaged Old Photo

This photo is over 70 years old and needs some fixing up.



  • Click on the Spot healing brush tool from the side tools
    • Change your brush size
    • Click on the good part of the picture and drag over blemishes
    • Select Edit – Step Back; if you don’t like something you did
  • The left side is totally destroyed; however the right side is intact; it’s easy to copy a selection from one side to the other.
    • With the Elliptical M arquee tool (press Shift M) until you have your selection.   In this picture it’s the right side from the top to the top of the bottom corner.
    • Once you are happy with the selection add a new layer (Command J)
    • Drag selection to the right side
    • Select Edit, Transform, Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical (in this case Flip Horizontal) line up


Photo Shop Fixes
Photo Shop Fixes

Lesson Learned:

  • Rename your original photo before changes are made
  • Use the best quality scanner you have access to, to scan the old photo






Final Thoughts

Photo Shop is a great tool.  This is a minimum fix to touch up this old photograph.  So much more to learn about Photo Shop CS6, so little time!



Beacon Tate

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