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Tape on old photo, how to remove using PS?

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Old 01-27-2016, 10:23 AM
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Tape on old photo, how to remove using PS?

Hi,

I scanned an old photo but there's a spot of a piece of tape. It seems something I could correct by modifying colour settings in PS but I have no clue how. Does anybody have any tips? Photo included as attachment... Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2016, 12:09 PM
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Re: Tape on old photo, how to remove using PS?

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Hi,

I scanned an old photo but there's a spot of a piece of tape. It seems something I could correct by modifying colour settings in PS but I have no clue how. Does anybody have any tips? Photo included as attachment... Thanks!
Heal edges. And darken the rest
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:53 PM
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Re: Tape on old photo, how to remove using PS?

Thanks Tulack. How should I darken it? And should I do it all on the same layer or use different layers?
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:36 PM
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Re: Tape on old photo, how to remove using PS?

There is thousand ways to darken it. Curves for example. Do it as you wish.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:28 AM
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Re: Tape on old photo, how to remove using PS?

Ok thanks, will do.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:23 AM
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Re: Tape on old photo, how to remove using PS?

As others have mentioned there are several ways to do it. What I did was to make a selection of the white area. I feathered the edges of the selection by about 7 pixels. Then I copied that layer to a new layer. To the new layer I clipped a curves adjustment layer and used that to match the luminosity.

To smooth out the edges I used the clone tool to keep the grain intact.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:40 PM
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Re: Tape on old photo, how to remove using PS?

(Removing Tape) - I find using the patch tool, on a blank layer is quite a goo method to remove tape. I would then change the blend mode to darken or lighten, now this depends on the luminosity and colour of the tape.

I will also use other cloning tool combined with selections, to completely remove the tape. but really it depends on the scan/image you are restoring.

(Repairing the luminosity values of the tape) - you can use levels and curves on the luminosity blend mode to tonal and luminance match the tape to the surrounding areas in the scan/image.
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