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Restore Old Images

Miguel Campos

Restore Old Images

Miguel Campos

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5 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Exercise 1

    • 3. Exercise 2

    • 4. Exercise 3

    • 5. Exercise 4

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About This Class

In this course I will focus on the main tools to restore old images and when to use them and their behaviour.

I will focus my attention on the Clone Stamp tool, Spot Healing and Healing brush and when its best to use them and why use a particular tool.
Also will show a couple of tricks to make the photos cleaner and bring those colours back to life

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1. Introduction: Hi. My name is Miguel campus, and I'm a photographer in these restorers. So basically this course I want to show you the possibilities were in Photoshopped to clean up and bring back to life those old photos. So this is a photo, not that old, but this one day it will be the first exercise where I'm going to show you some of the tools that were going to be using throughout the course and how they behave within different circumstances. So, as you can see, this is a very simple image, and I'm just going to zoom in so you can see it be better. What's happening on duh that's before. And then that's cleaning up Assam cups to bring those colors back to life again. And then the final result. And as you can see, before and after on second exercise, I'm going to focus on this image Caliphate. Too much red under image just lost all its magic. So we have some kids adjustment layer. As you can see, I just brought a lot of the sale in and then times cleanup and look at that. That's before in after now we've got this image here this, Simmons. Actually, this was a photo of a photo. So I went to ah museum back in Portugal, and I had to scan some photos, but it was on the album Big Fat Album, and I couldn't do much rather than just sticking your foot off the photo. So obviously I couldn't get the rank dangle right and had to trick it and you'll see exactly what I mean. We've exercise. So I'm going to tell exactly what I did was, ah, background and in the background. Then I brought back this photo This part of the photo cleaned up, cleaned up a bit more Assam levels, missile together and black and white adjustment layer. And the last image on this course this would be more complicated. And as you can see, there's quite a lot of damage, even water in here, and I'm going to show you exactly. I can fix all all of these. So this rip stairs and color fading and everything else so I'm going. Just show you. I applied some curves I cleaned up and then some black and white. And as you can see, this started come off. So what's to these area here on the editorial. So and then clean up again and doesn't burn. Andi, then couple Malaysia's and the in saturation. Because when I was doing it, this man on a second let me try some CPU terms and actually worked on this image. So this is pretty much what we're going to be doing. So fixing some old photos and some not so old photos were going through the different tools and why we using them when we're using them? So I hope you enjoy it and make most of it. Thanks for watching, and that's the next time bye for now. 2. Exercise 1: Hi and welcome to the first exercise. In this exercise, I'm going to show you the basics of restoring a photo and the basic tools and so I can understand them being a bit more for the following exercises. So the first thing I want to do is I want to zoom in second, take a look off what's happening, and I can see the border is not right around. And I can see that this, um What? Specs around? Background? Yes, Um, specs. So very easy stuff to get really love and fix this image and surprising as well. So the first thing I'm going to the reason going just great. The new layer you plan clear, and I'm going to call it clean up. Enter. So there you go. So, to be rid of this areas right here, I'm going to come here and select the clone stamp tool. So I'm just going to get my brush up your baker. I'm going to bring the flow to about 50 or something percent. And I'm just going to Russia in black. Something as you can see, it's quite easy to the Basically the clones temporary does is you press the old key, and it'll simple an area. So, for instance, and when old key I click on it and it's sampling from that point when you see me going with brush up and down the see, there's a cross following the brush. That's the area I'm sampling from, so I always keep it lined right here on the top. So this way makes it easier to the the sort of things there are other tools that I could be using and one of its ALS very popular form. Restoring is the killing Russian spot healing. But the problem is on the edges. This killing Russian spot healing the truth smudge a bit. So this is why I'm using the clone stamp tool. Andi just pressing in. So, like so on. The carry on thing is, think a zit can see. I just keep on sampling, make sure that everything nice is it should. Another thing here is I want to make sure that I sample right here and that could be aligned. And as you can see, we got a preview, so I just keep it nice and lined. They just brush like so there's a scary on rushing And as you can see, there's a very good job. Mm. So I'm just going to get this is well, and this one here, like so So just like before Keep your line. And I just fresh by this and looks good. So just he has risen nearly then Andi. Then we start cleaning the rest of the image. Cool. So the as you said then so for that, we used to clone Stamp Tool. Asai said before because other tools was much so right here. Now what I'm going to do is I'm going to click and hold right click, and I'm gonna spot healing brush spottily in brush. Basically works a bit like content aware fill. This is why content aware is right here and what to Louis. Let's see this back here. I'll just brush in. I'm just going to cement to consider. The better I'm going. Make my brush a bit bigger and it will focus on the surrounding area. So, as you can see, just picks up information from surrounding areas and blends in very, very nicely. And this is why when you are working on edges, sometimes I'm just going This much is as you can see right here. So let me under that. So this is why on the edges, I tend to prefer to use the coincidental because it does a better job because it doesn't smudge doesn't blend in. And the reason why we load the flow of the clone stamp was exactly so. It's not too harsh because at the end of the day is just simply exact copy off of the area . So do you consume just brushing away? Nothing fancy amusing, by the way. Welcome tablet. Ah, it's great for this sort of work on and, as you can see, just brushing away like I'm using a number. Pin that piece of paper. Andi, look at that and I'm just clicking away. Just get rid of those lance picks, and you can see the size varies of my brush. Very sweet. It's because of the pressure sensitivity of the of the wagon tablet. So this is great because depending on our do press on the brush, the bigger the breast so we can get away with having a bigger brush, even in the small areas, because it's down too much, you press on the rush, so I'm just focusing on the background for the time being, then get into the subject. So on it, as you can see, it's doing a good job. The reason why I created a new a new blank layer is because I want to make sure that I worked non destructively, and I also can see before enoughto when you using these tools. One thing everybody mentioned on the clone stamp I'm going to select Clone Stamp. Make sure that Karen didn't belong, was selected, and same applies with spot healing, which says Simple of layers. So this way we can see what we've done so far on the separate later so background itself. It's good to go. So now I'm just going to focus on the hair. So, like so just a few brushstrokes. Andi, as you can see person tool and it does very, very, very good job. I understand that this is a very basic image to do. But as you can see, sometimes in the image, debts is a mountain looks perfect. It's not so I'm just going to carry on. And if you can't print this image, obviously want the best possible outcome, and this means clean up everything that you can. And obviously the colors are not right, so we will fix that as well. So So Francis, right here on this edge I can get away with with spot healing, as you can see. But I'm going to show you right here. The healing brush telling brushy works exactly like Clone Stamp, too. But the difference is it blends in with the surrounding pixels. So we old click and simple and as you can see, just like before we can, we've got it. And when I brush away, he just spends in really nicely. And as you can see the works really well as well. So depending on the area working on so like yeah, that's cool. Just going for the spot healing for this What's right. So whenever you're doing your image, just see if spot healing smudges a bit. Sometimes it's better. Just get dealing brush. We'll click samples the area, and then you just brush away, just like you would with a clone stamp toe. But the it'll blend in with the other pixels surrounding pixels, so, as you can see, quite straightforward. Nothing too fancy. But this where you can see that Sometimes you look at that photo any girl like that. This is there isn't much work to do in here. Then he realized that's quite a bit more work than you anticipated. I'm going to leave the face full time being, so I'm just going to get is what? ***. Photo Shop has a filter that gets gets rid of the specs as well. But the thing is, it's OK. It's decent, but utensils detail on the image, and I want to preserve as much detail as possible. So this is why I'm going through all this effort. Uh, yes, brushing and getting rid of those specs because we want the best, not compressible Andi. It's looking rather good. And, as you can see, just few brushstrokes. Nothing too fancy. And as you can see with a couple tools, you can do a lot with an image. I've got more complicated images to do afterwards, but this from here gives you justice. More preview OK can be done just using a couple of tools and always always make sure you don't work on the regional layer. It's nice to work on that no destructive way, and that's the way I like to do it, so I'm just rusting away. And as you can see, I'm just going breast breast Breast press because this work, this tool works so well that they can have a need to be 100% precise in everything. So just go. So this looks This looks very good. So let's just get this one. So now let's go to the face to the face. I'm going. Just make my brush a bit smaller now and I'm just going to brush his little It's possible so because, like I said before, this matches and I don't want smudged face. So is this school like so a small brush Zoom in if you have to and you're good to go, just teeth. Look at that. So we're nearly then so before and after before and after. And if I zoom in, you see before and after it doesn't look like it, but it's a massive difference. So I get that and to see that here on the side, this tin doesn't look right. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to actually go back to clone stamp to I'm going to make my breasts bigger and I'm just going to get rid of these. So I m going, actually, just suppression. Like so, Yeah, Looks way, way much better. I'm using a very nice off brush and I've got the flow that the run 56%. So, yeah, looks way better but didn't hear, say the pictures even bring in quite nicely. So what we can do is get ill in breast and click and simple and see how it's blending in a lot better now. Yeah, I met Spencer So back to grandstand to on. I'm just going to make my breasts a bit smaller, someone just because in this area right here, yeah, and just like before Ellen Brush. So it blends in a bit better, and I'm going to do the same in here. So let's see if yeah, it's thinking the job, so I'll stick with nailing brush. There you go, cool, and I'm going to jump to the other side as well, because it's not too obvious. Bates there. So it's quick, simple, and I'll just brush it down like so big my breasts a bit smaller. Oops, that's a little that, and as you can see, it looks way better. There you go. I think this shovel doesn't look very good. So it's going match it? Yeah, that's better. No. So there you go. Cool. Cool. So let's get a better over here. And we are nearly that nice one. So now what I have to do is just going to send puppet morning. You just make sure seamless. There you go. So now I need to call a correct this image. It's it's not so bad, to be honest, but I want to improve. So I'm going to come here on my adjustment players and I'm going to bring curbs and we've got preset default. RGB. What I want to do is I want to go to red. And as you can see, we've got some like it. Mr. Graham, what I want to do is I want bring these colors closer. So, like, so excel but to the greens. And when you seethe spiking up, it's where you stop. So I'm just going like coming here, and then I'm going to the Blue Channel another the marbles. And as you can see, that's before, and that's after actually be more contrast, but the color be more to life. Uh, looks good. So no, like, all I have to do is I'm going. Just create the mess version of this layer. Command chief told a or control shift only I'm going to take it to filter camera filter. Excuse me. Just going to open up the shadows. I'm just going to be more retailing here in this areas. Just some down the highlights. A bit like so be more contrast. Uh, go to detail. I want sharpen this. So I'm going. Chapin's about 50. I'm asking. I'm good told the old key. So I can see there is It's shopping. So what you see in white is what will be sharp. So I'm pretty happy as it is. I'm just going to bring just some noise reduction. Ah, nothing. I think we could Let's see if temperature who expect yet looks finances. I'll click. OK, Andi, this is the image, and I'm going just zooming. This is before, and this is after before and after. As you can see, super easy, super fast, using just a couple of different tools. Stick for them following exercises I'm going to be doing because they'll be a bit more complicated in this and we're going to older photo. Well, a few more older photos so we can use different techniques. That's it for now. Thanks watching by. 3. Exercise 2: I and welcome to the second exercise. So in here, we've got this photo here that looks really bad. So the first thing I want to do is I want to bring the skulls together. So what I'm going to do is I'm going Just jump over here tone adjustment, layer. I'm going to bring a curves adjustment layer. And right here we have the RGB, and I'm going to change it to read. And as you can see, we can add a lot more color. So this is the information we are missing from the photo. So I'm just going to come here and just bring it like So now I'm going to the Green Channel and I'm going to the exactly same thing. What? This And now I'm going to the Blue Channel, and that's, um, blues. So before and after looks amazing already. So next step is tidy up. What's dirty? So I'm going to create a new blank layer, and I'm going to select spot healing brush, just like we did on the previous one. So let me just zoom in and I'm just going to brush where needed. So I know this is very straightforward But I just wanted to show you potential on this photo that looks so faded and with a bit of with a couple of clicks with because adjustment layer can do so, as you can see Looks already way better. I'm not going to spend too much time in here because obviously, based on the first exercise, we know these two works. So I'm just going for the basic stuff. You just try to be as quick as possible because I don't want to waste your time doing this . So actually, this this is a rubbish in floor. I don't like them. So going to old click and get this sorted. And I come here as well. Look at that. That's much better. And I'm using obviously, the healing brush. Andi back to my spot dealing and a couple strokes here and there. Andi, he looks a lot better now into the same over here. I think so. Andi, it's a lot better than but now we can see it right here on the corners. There was some tape and look, right. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to select my clone stamp tool, and I'm just going to get this sort of here, so that's done. So let's get away and get this sorted as well, just the corners, because obviously, then we'll get that fixed and I just go like so, so cool. So now all I have to do is I grabbed my market to not come here and just drag rectangle something like. So at this moment in time we have inside of the photos selected, I want actually to invert the selection So that command chief talked your control shift totally. Or you can come here, select an inverse, and now we have the white area selected. So I'm going to create a new blank layer right here. I'm going. Just click, get my default colors and old delete, and it feels the selected area so select in the select and look at that. So this is before, and this is after before and after, so I know it's not the best result possible, but let's merge this go to filter camera filter, and I'm just going to add a bit of clarity to other people. Contrast being on the highlights that that's Onda. Uh, that's good detail sharpened this. I'm going to old your coat mask just like we did before. And we know it's affecting what areas and his reelection. Just be this nice, quite a bit and click OK. And there you go, another quick, simple one. So on next part, I'm going to focus on most difficult for the restoration. Thanks. Watching not season. 4. Exercise 3: Hi. And welcome to part three of these course. So basically, we've got this image here, and as you can see, it's off. So we have these angles. They know, right? What I did was I actually photographed a photo, and this was in a big album in the museum, so I couldn't take it out. So the only option was just photographed the photo, so but it doesn't look right. So let's make it right. So the first thing I want to do is obviously fix this. So right here on the crop tool, as you can see, Right? Click on it. We have perspective crew total. So even select that. So now I'm just going to click once and just drag along. As you can see, we got nice line and then went click right here on yet on them coming down is as well and Ah, there you go. Up slightly off. Something is just zooming. Get this fixed. So I was just going here. There you go. Cool. So now I'm going to accept changes. And as you can see, this before was round. And now it's not so basically just stressed. It's compensate for the awkward angle to stake in. So what I want to do is I want Commander Control J. So I duplicate this layer and I'm going just to select my move tool and Commander Control T to free transform and know What I want to do is I just want to come here, this edge, I'm going told the old key. I'm just going to squish it in to the point that it's nice and around. I'm going to accept changes, and I'm going to try just the background layer. So there you go, because he's sorted. So no, let's get something else. So let's focus on creating the circle around subject. So right here, I'm going to select the elliptical marquee tool. I'm just going to try to match the circle so I'm going told shifts. So it's a through circle, and if you hold the space bar, you can move around like you can see. So obviously it's too much. So something like so a bit more. There you go. I think it looks decent, so the thing is, at this moment in time, it's a very hard edge because we've got the feather at 0%. So what I want to do is I won't just create the new to add a layer mask to the selection. And as you can see, it's very hard the edge. So make that smoother. So a little quick on the mosque and I get my properties panel. So right here, if you don't see it, go to Window and Properties and that one just feather. And as you can see, look at that. Just feel is really nice, like so, and I'm happy that so, So far, so good. So let's see what we've got from beginning. So this is meant to be white. So to do that, I'm just going to create the layer beneath this layer. So holding control or command key and clicking on new layer icon, it adds a layer just below the layer that was selected. And as you can see right here, the for the fault X we because around so I have the white is my foreground color. So the late and we go white background. So now all we have to do is fix this photo. So let's see what we need to do so I can see that is a bit of Yes, he is not right. So let's get that fixed first. So select in the top player. Great. A newly amount of new layer. So that's glean subject and me g full background. So let's get my clones them, too. So selecting plants tend to. I'm going just to hide these for time being because I won't just focus on these areas. I can see it be better. And I'm grateful current didn't below make my brush slightly, be getting nice and soft and bring the flow down. So let's see buoyed us and that doesn't look right just yet. But the scene a minute. What we can do. So I'm just brushing away and it's looking it. I'm just going to pressure a bit more. Let's see over here my brush Vega and bring down the flow a bit more. So say about 30 something. Andi, their guys coming along nicely. Okay, so it's many of these areas on a skimming along Really nice. I know. Look surrenders, but I'm sure it's taking a second. So as it is now and plus, we've got mosque here, so if we drank the clean mask below, you see what happens so basically just brings back everything. So what I'm going to do is I'm just going to command, click or control, click on the layer, mask itself and had a mosque, not to the clean layer. And as you can see, before and after problem solved, I can see there's a bit that doesn't look right, and I'm going to show you nice trick in a minute. Once I'm done telling Apple of this image. But for now, let's clean up the rest. So we're going to select spot healing brush. I'm going. Just zoom in, Andi. I'm just going to brush away the areas once I the up and I'm going to help you fix blending in the the tones as well. So So let's go like so I'm just brushing away just like we did on the previous one. So, like so and he looks it's coming along nicely, so just stay the up specks of dust on. And as you can see, this is a simple image. But all of these, it's just you can fix him photos, Uh, easy in the easy way. Obviously, they are more complicated ones. Excuse me, but, uh, this way you get the basic tools, how they behave, how to use them, went to use them. And, uh, if you come up with art photo, obviously you need spend any more time. So if I'm going to do a very hard photo here, obviously it will be a very, very long video. And then you get to a point that you'll be bored. So this one's keeping a simple it's possible and tell you what to use. Went to use so cool. I think it's premature. We are pretty much done. So, as we can see here on the edge, doesn't look 100% so and especially in this area. So what I want to do is I won't just create the new layer, and I'm going to fix Ah, the background. Okay, so right here on the brush we've got makes a brush tool. So what I'm going to do is I want to make sure it's a clean brush, and I'm going to make my brush bigger. I want to makes very lo and the little very low as well and apps. Let's get this done. Clean brush and there's a look. Come on, 17. So let's clean the brush again. And let's make the brush bigger. It's missing. Make sure that it's simple in the areas. Simple layers. It's better a good night's happening. And as you can see, it's going over the area we want. But we can fix that as well as you conceive. Bent brush, Staying good, good, good job and just makes isn't them the colors nicely and, as you can see, looks way, way better. And what we're going to do is just like we did before. Uh, we can just come on click on this layer Moscow We can vote. And if we get dragged the mosque into the other layer holding the old key, basically it just copies. The mosque, so, as you can see, looks very cool. So that's before, and it's often, as you can see, fix all of these problems around it. So let's bring back with background. No, we just get near levels adjustment layer read, and I'm just going to make sure that I bring Max turns possible. As much information as I've got on photo like So Andi problem is, if it's a strong the blues, so as you can see, this is before and this is after the highlight. Just feels a bit too much over here. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to come on shift control shift and I'm going to great Emerge version of this image and I'm going to filter and Camero and I just won't bring down the highlights of touch. So we've got be more detail on their face. And, as you can see, no, it's ready. So oh, sharpening Going toward the old Kiefer masking and like that and really some nice and click . OK, there you go. All done. But this looks like the sea Peotone. What? If you want to go for black and white? Well, you can come here. Adjustment layer. Andi, Let's select black and white. And as you can see, it looks very cool. So let's see before and after again before and after. I think it's a rather lovely photo and a few minutes just playing a bit with the tools you get there on you get an amazing, amazing photo that was break and brought back to life. That's it for now, things for watching, and I'll see you next time 5. Exercise 4: hi and welcome to final part off these course. So as you can see and call camera open And just like before this image was photographed, as you can see, this part of an album that, Ah, go hold of novel mean the museum back in Portugal and I couldn't take the photos out. So what I did was the reason why it wants like this. It's because it's a result. Oh, and I want to maximize as much information as I could. So the first thing I want to do, obviously, is just be around selecting that rotate, and I'm going to add some exposure being done some highlights and open up the shallows. I don't want to have any contrast for time being, so I'll just go open image. I would, um, this, um, some correction. So I'm just going to open again. I wouldn't say what I mean. Listen, men's correction, but this lens there's no distortion whatsoever and didn't have any being it. So that's why I didn't go through. But if you know that your lens might create some distortion, by all means, go into it before we get to this stage. So just like we did before. I'm going to select the perspective crop. Tal Andi Just going to click, click and come on quick and click jumped up. Cool. So because this one here, it wasn't as the angle was way better than when the image before. So I'm happy is it is without stretching or moving across the inflections for me. So first thing I want to do is I want to bring much information as I can, so that means in regards of color as well. So I'm going just to quit the new adjustment level. A new adjustment parents in this case, and you can do it either with curves or levels I've been doing with both, so you can see that it's exactly the same effect. So under the Reds, I'm just going to put it, push it to one stat spiking up. So reds greens into the same like so, and it blows as well, Andi, as you can see, straight way massive difference. But obviously now, when it's highly up, all of these so new layer rename it glean, help you they could spell it properly so clean and now, based on what we've done before, so you should know the tools I'm going to be using. So I'm going to start with school with concepto because obviously I want to fix the edges first. So just going to make my breasts a bit smaller. Make sure it's nice and soft and going simples close to the area. It's possible soldiers pressure in like so. Andi, I like to keep the flow quite low just because I want to and as I brush along So, for instance, if I have it all 100% clones 100% and it just ends since to look no is good. So I rather just because I'm going to show you, actually. So if I go flow 100% not come here, it is an exact copy, and it's sometimes tends to not look right. And as you can see, right here on the edge, he doesn't look right. So I'm just going to come on two under that, and I'm going to be the flow down because at the end of the day, I just want to go and brush. It is go along and the more I breast more effective place, So is it going to see it's not 100% but we'll get there. So just make my birth smaller. And that was breast price brush, breast brush, brush rush and the reason why I'm using the clown stem to it's because he doesn't smears. There's this much smudge that color. So on the engine, any edge. I prefer to use glance stamp rather than other tools. So I'm just going to carry on and it's coming along nicely. I'm going just clone this area, even though it needs to be fixed. I just I know for a fact the edges will be as they should. Another thing I'm going to tell you is right here. I've got a line ticked, and the reason for that is very simple. It's because, as you can see when I move the mouse across or in this case May I've been is it always follows the same way my brush. So that is very helpful, because when you're doing something that you need to keep it aligned, not sure exactly what I mean with that just saved your lot of a lot of time. So So for instance, in here we have a bit of a transition so I'm going to get here. And as you can see as I brush along, it looks a lot better because I could be a line instead of simply simply sampling. So this way just looks better and obviously a lot easier as well. So I'm just brushing away like so. And we're getting to the point that the edges are nearly then. So let's get this sorted. So the edges are nearly then so looking good looking good. So I'm just going to move across the area as well. Okay, so we've got the Aziz not know yet. Not yet. Good years is nearly than now. Cool. So the edges are then. So now we need start cleaning up the image, so I'm going to start off with its operate here. So first I'm going to select spot healing brush, and I'm just going to try to brush in areas I want clean up. And sometimes, as you can see is them keep on brushing and brushing and brushing doesn't work because it tries to go based on the picks of surrounding the area we want to fix. So if I just go bigger, brush all of this, It will be focused on every surrounding pixel. So obviously the edges, sometimes they don't look is good. And this is why I like to go with Clone Stamp, because this way it just makes sense and works a lot better. So I'm just brushing away. I'm just going to make my brush this a bit. Be smaller. Onda uh, it's coming along nicely, So let's you see before and after. Yeah, way better now. So a stretch study up this bits here. Another silicon years. It's the healing brush. So I'm just going to come up here and old click just like we Liu with Go on stamp and just brush it away and there's it consist does a very nice job as well. So But in here you are telling a further shop simple. From this this area on blending the images with which spot healing but does is basically just goes on surrounding areas, just like I mentioned a couple minutes ago. So, for instance, this area here it will be focused on the Syria right here, so the surrounding areas. So when I brush, it picks up information all around it, so sometimes this will works better Sometimes it's the healing brush that works better, so and it's coming along nicely. So just press breast brush, brush, brush, brush. Andi. Even though this is a a nisi photo, it's one of those photos that it's every more time consuming. And I know for I know I've been saying, I don't want you to spend too much time watching this video, but it's just so you can see that the basic tools you can do a lot and you can do a lot, not even only restoring photos, even your normal photos. So if you need to clean up a landscape or building portrayed, you can use these different tools tidy up, and it's coming along nicely, as you can see. So I know it will take a bit. Be it saying, See, here it didn't doesn't look right. So I'm just going to select healing brush, and I'm going just to undo that. So what? Click. Come here simple and brush it and see it just makes it a bit better. I'm going to the same here. So that's come here, Andi. There you go. Just makes it a bit better. There you go, cool. So back to spot healing brush and you know the score, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush and looks good. I'm not worried about these, by the way. Not for now. What I'm what I want to focus right now is just clean up the area. So any specs, white or black or any other color? So I just want to focus on that for the time being. Miss this, this is Look at that that's coming along very well. Just shows that be of patients. Couple tools and you can do it a lot. So let's get this spots done so that I could convert this image straight way to black and white. As you can see, this is a black and white image. There isn't any color information. I could do that straight away and probably could save maybe a time, to be honest, because if it's picking up any reds, blues or yellows or greens, um, we can just play with sliders and make them brighter or darker. And obviously, this way it will clean up some areas. And that means the floor, as I mentioned, and some red dots we see like this one here we can get away with it was likely so. But I rather scummy a tidy up like so And then once is everything sort of claimed I'm not going to focus 100% cleaning 100% of the image because, like I said, I don't want you to be here for hours and hours. But police. I'm going to do some stuff that you go like. You know what that really works? This is really helpful, he said. I'm going to seeing me going like brush brush, brush. They make simple, simple, simple. Either want you to go through all of that for hours and hours, so of his Lord, and spent hours and hours on this image. But this old spend more time. Then the time I'm going spent in here. I'm just going to trade with grown stamp, and I'm going to bring down the flow even more, make my breasts bigger. I'm just going to see if I can just make it off decent on. It's coming along. It's getting there. I'm just brushing away Good night, Cool. But as you can see creditably of a pattern. So what I'm going to do is I'm just going to come here and select my healing brush. And I want to break this pattern. So what I do is my brush even bigger. I'll come in select different sections. So come here. No, just Russian. And, as you can see, just breaks the pattern so it looks a bit more and retouched. So there you go. Uh, good morning. Here. Yeah, cool. So back my sport healing feeling. And just like with any before brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush. So for that and it's breast first breast on dot, dot Looked Whenever I get some little dots are just going doctor talk just because I want to keep as much Texas possible because obviously, these tools that working these souls, you will end up losing some texture as well, even though is speaking up the surrounding areas sometimes makes makes it a bit softer. So this is why sometimes if you have to use the clone stamp high rapacity just spring to be more of the texture God Bangla on, you can see it's looking good. So the rest here, Andi, just like before breast price brush. I'm going to leave this for time being. That's actually highlight and with some color. Have another if this is water damage. But look, that's what what he looks like to be on this. Some of these photos I scanned the time about 700 filters Onda. Some of them do it there were nearly glued to each other, the old albums on its done to humility, where you sort of photos and everything else that can create these sort of issues. So and a lot of people don't realize when you have a photo expose, so you feel good photo on the wall, even though it's just the light. Just face them different colors and the photo itself. So if you doing this, if you have just a normal photo that you took back in, the film lays on duh you got in your wall. Trust me, it will lose some detail and some color. So what I would advise you to do is back it up, scan it, save it this way. You have a proper version of it before, gets their midst or gets dusty or even waterman damage, whatever. So, as you can see, it's looking very good. It's looking very good, so I'd see the before and after. So this is before and this is after and just to cleaning up massive difference. So what I want to do now is I want to come here and select black and white and, as you can see, see this change color straight way. So if I'm going to the Reds, But I want to these I want to see how much information I can get and see what's what it's doing. So I don't want to go too far. So I'm just going like so and now it will be way much easier for me to retouch this area. So let's see the Ellis. We've got big of yellows, Israel that you can fix. Let's see greens. No greens. Science is yes, we kidnap into the shadows. Let's see some blues like so cool. So what I'm going to live is I'm going to select The clean is again. And now this is the problem, which is no problem. We've got the spot healing brush selective, and we've got simple or layers so fast that fixing this area with simple layers it will also do it in black and white and also exactly what I mean. So I'm just going to zoom in and I'm just going to brush it like so and it's doing its thing. But if I had the the black and white, it's affecting the black and white. So this is one thing that I want to do and go, De Rigo. So what I want to do is actually come here and have a new blank layer and go clean, too, because of what I want to do his own, obviously simple, with the black and white. And I'm going to select the healing brush and I'm going just zoom out old click and then just going to brush it like so. Andi, there you go. Way, way better. Now this would make sure this looks decent, because even though I'm not spending attendant time doing this image, I want you to see that I'm not cheating as no shooting all the time. So in here, we need to fix a bit in here. So let's go spot healing small brush and then come here and just go like so and just like before breast purse brush. Um, okay, we've got a decent scared as well, so let's get this sort of this fellow. And by all means, when you're doing this sort of photos, don't rush. Take your time from time to time, See before and after because you don't realize when you're working on an image, sometimes you might go too far. Uh, and when whenever you go too far, it doesn't look realistic. And we won't just make so that this is realistic. It's possible. We want to make sure that this is how it kind of looked back into the in this photo. I think it was taken back in Ah, 19th century. So forget about 18 90 something, for I'm not mistaken. So look at that. That's your face. Face now looks a bit dodgy. Sell it to the upper big No, we're better. We're better sitting. See these face, you know, And let's see this face cool. So as it is now, I think you get the idea. So what I want to do now is I want to dodge and burn. So, uh, I'm going just to create the new blank layer. Call it those in Bern and I'm going to You're to fill and select 50 50% Gray says, blending more too soft light doesn't burn. And now we've got the Dodge Tool. I won't select the exposure quite low. It's like mitt zones. And whatever I do now with this tool, I will. Dutch. So I didn't go like so and in handsome areas. But if I hold the old key and keep on holding it, I'm actually burning using the same settings of blind to the That's too. So what that means is a cell of going Dutch too, and then bento then Dodge to then mental. So we've got the explosion. That's I'm going. Just make you be high 10% so I can come here now and Dutch, This area burning here and there just would burn the hair a bit and I'm holding the old key . So I'm just burning. I would just I like these flowers here, so I want toe. I light some areas makesem areas a bit darker and you get the idea. So I'm just going to make this a recipe darker right here. And as it considers just dodging and burning just makes it way, way better. This is a bit more shadowing here, so I see just before enough they see out big difference. So this 12 in house shallows here even hostile highlight this highlight. This could make my breasts bigger. Knows that I like I like shadow, shadow, shadow and just keep on brushing and brushing doing your thing. And as you can see, it doesn't look that a lot is happening when you're doing this. But when you go before and after you see what staying, So what I'm going is back and forth with the old key. So without the old keep dodging with the old keep burning and what this is doing is just making the image pop would be more be more contrast of a bit more definition to the image. As you can see some background. I'm going to be in here as well, so I would be over highlights here, Just handsome. I know it as well, and let's say it looks so that's before, and that's after. And as you can see, just touching and burning just makes a massive difference. So if I will swing house this area here, so go first off burn no Dutch, the others either side burn, burn Dutch and look at that just makes it more. Three the look, so it gives it more depth. Andi, basically what it is, it's enhancing, buzzing and binding is in house the highlights and in the house, the shallows. I just went to burning here and other Dutch on Ben over here clothes just a touch spring will be more detail, but that can go to Camero and bring a bit more detail. So doesn't look much, but I'm just going to zoom in this area. As you can see, it looks a lot better. So let's say we spent a couple of hours doing this photo and we get into the status half decent. What should I say? This? And so command chief told a control shift. Don't be. And now we've got to filter and we've got right here and the noise. We've got less than scratches, and this is a technique that actually gets rid of some of the white spots. Ah, but the moment as you can see, it's thing too much, so the further you go with, the threshold just breaks more the radius of the pixels. But obviously, if you go too far, it's not doing much. There's no before and after, as you can see based on the window. So I'm going to cancel this. I'm going. Just come here and select this section of photos so I can see how much detail I've got. I'm going to convert this to a smart filter, so filter, smart filter. And the reason why I'm converting this for smart filter is if I want to go back and change the filter I apply. I can go and usher in the second so filter noise, distance, scratches and really is one and the threshold zero. So let's go the radius too, and threshold to I'm just trying to create a balance you see on the window, right here before and after. Yeah, it looks good. It looks good, but obviously it's a lot. It's a bit softer. It's a bit softer, so I'm happy with the result overall, but especially their faces, they need to be sharper. So to do that, no, only I could go back to change my filter clicking on this since crashes also heavily mosque . So a fight just brush, you know, more brush their faces. I can just bring in the no detail we have before so I can just go springing back like so. Like so on. This one here is Ralph. And now, as I lost quite a lot of detail, I'm going to drop capacity. So there you go. Cool. So now we can just scrap create another much version command shift or a go to filter camera filter and I want to decide to be more contrast, bring down the highlights so I can just bring any more detail right here as some blacks opened up shelters that that's the exposure. Now I'm going to detail. I'm going shopping. The image within the old I'm going to mosque on a map is it is, and I'm going to release a nice Andi click. OK, and as you can see before and after before and after. If you like the See Peotone, come here to the adjustment layers, hue and saturation and you have even a c p a preset. So let's see the before and after before and after, and you don't you know, I actually like DeSipio turn in this image. It's first time I'm actually trained, so that's cool. That's it. I'm I think I'm done. I hope you enjoyed. And as you can see Ah, with simple tools. You can do a lot, but obviously don't. So much time you spend working on an image and the supplies? No. Only for restoring annulled fell Toby retouching a photo and processing any photo. It's down to how much time you want to spend on the photo. Obviously, this was a quick one just to show you the possibilities and how far we can go. And as you can see using a few tools Massive difference. Ah, yeah. Cool. I hope you enjoy it. Take you by.