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    Hello everyone, I am very happy to learn from the forums. this is my first post. I am trying to restore several pictures from the family albumens and the forum has allowed me to learn from the great experience of many of you to improve my restorations. Today I ask for your help. I have a picture of my grandmother hand-colored, but has damage to an area of the hair. How can I repair this damage. I appreciate your help.
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    I'd copy a section from the undamaged side, flip it horizontally, and put it over the damage. I'd use a layer mask to try blending it in, perhaps even trying some blend modes.

    You'll probably have to draw in some hair, maybe even copy multiple pieces and try upside down, not flipped, etc. Watch the direction of the curls, and keep the direction of the light consistent.

    The face can be done similarly, only with the addition of cloning.

    If you're using a new/newer version of Photoshop, you can try content-aware fill and some of the other newer smart tools.

    Good luck!
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    • #3
      Doug, thank you very much for your advice, I appreciate it.


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