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Help Removing Tear/Rip, Please!!!

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Old 08-26-2006, 04:19 PM
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Help Removing Tear/Rip, Please!!!

I want to learn how to remove tears/rips, and am having the hardest time tracking down a tutorial. Does anyone around here know where I might find one or two??? I would greatly appreciate any help! Feel free to reply here or send me any info: mhkitty8880 at yahoo dotcom! Thank you sooo mcuh, in advance! -Meg

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Old 08-26-2006, 04:35 PM
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Welcome to RetouchPro.
If you search the tutorials forum you should find something to help, or if you post an example if you want specific advice. You will get no end of help here.

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Old 08-26-2006, 04:49 PM
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Meg
Welcome to RetouchPro.
If you search the tutorials forum you should find something to help, or if you post an example if you want specific advice. You will get no end of help here.

Peter
Aww! Thanks, Peter! Yeah, I just stumbled upon this website today, and was like, YES! Finally, I belone! Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check out there later when my crazy babies aren't being so crazy. -Meg
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Not a good idea to post your e-mail adress in a forum unless you want to be spammed.

You need to remove it, and disguise it some how (remove the @ and replace with AT, and add a few blank spaces), else the spam bots will harvest it.
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:16 PM
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Not a good idea to post your e-mail adress in a forum unless you want to be spammed.

You need to remove it, and disguise it some how (remove the @ and replace with AT, and add a few blank spaces), else the spam bots will harvest it.
Oh, thanks Gary! I'm not used to forums like this where tons of people read the posts! Thanks! -Meg
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:54 AM
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:11 PM
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Maybe this will help for starters ..

I've done a few ripped photos and I enjoy the challenge.

I scan the pieces as one scan in roughly the places they should be. I lasso the pieces and make those into individual layers. Work in close and remove all traces of the discolouration on the edges. I use the wand to remove the white, black, shadows, curls that occur. The more care you take there to get those edges absolutely clean, the easier it is to fit the pieces together. Fitting the pieces together is made easier by using the arrow keys so they move barely a pixel at a time in the right direction, then it's a case of cloning and blending the edges.
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:19 PM
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Just one more thing ..

and it almost feels/sounds like an oxymoron in photographic restorations. If a tear is not complete .. it sometimes (read often) helps to complete the tear so that the pieces are completely separated. It's easier to get a flat scan, it's easier to get clean edges, and easier to fit pieces together again.

You may not have to, but consider the potential when deciding how to approach the repair work. In the example shown, the horizontal tear on the left was not completely through to the edge of the photo, so I did separate the two pieces into three.

Hope that helps

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