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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!
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    Re: Tape on old photo, how to remove using PS?

    Originally posted by rderix View Post
    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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      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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        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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          Re: Tape on old photo, how to remove using PS?

          Ok thanks, will do.

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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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              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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