How to Repair & Restore a Photo that’s torn into many pieces in Photoshop on iPad Pro

Date: 21-08-21 Reading Time: 00:01:36

In this article, I start by first explaining how to scan the pieces of the photo.

Ready for Repair & Restoration in Photoshop on iPad Pro

There is also a short 3.57 min video showing how it's all done.

  • Scanning the Pieces of the Photo

  • Copy the Pieces onto Seperate Layers

  • Move each Piece into Position

  • Crop to Resize

  • Repair & Restore Tears & Blemishes

  • Add Ajustment Layers (Black & White)

  • Add Adustment Layer (Levels)

  • Add Adjustment Layer Brightness & Contrast

  • Complete the Restoration and Blend mode


Scanning the Pieces of the Photo

Start by laying out all the pieces of the photo for ready for scanning.

Using a flatbed scanner.

You can scan each individual piece and save it or scan all the pieces together.

If you choose to scan them altogether. You will still have to separate the pieces afterwards to put them onto a seperate layer.

Scan the pieces at 300 DPI in colour, even it the photo is a black & white image this enable you to adjust all the levels.

Copy the Pieces onto Seperate Layers

If you chose to scan all the pieces together then you will have to seperate them and save then to individual layers.

Using the quick selection too. Select each piece and copy the selection. Choose New Layer and paste the selection to the new layer.

Continue to work through all the pieces until they're all saved to a new seperate layer.

Move each Piece into Position

Select each piece making sure you are on the correct layer and the move tool.

Move each piece into position, lining them up.

Crop to Resize

Once all the pieces are in position. Crop to resize the image using the crop tool.

Repair & Restore Tears & Blemishes

Using the Spot Healing tool and the Clone Stamp, clean up all the blemishes and reair the joins of the tear.

Painting in any missing pieces.



Add Adjustment Layers (Black & White)

Adding a (black and white) adjustment layer restores the faded black & white.

Add Adjustment Layer (Levels)

Adding a Levels adjustment layer to correct the levels of light and exposure

Add Adjustment Layer Brightness & Contrast

Adding a Brighness & Contrast layer to correct the brightness and contrast

Complete the Restoration and Blend mode

Try different blend modes to complete the look of the restoration

watch video 3.57 mins

Please send me a message using the button in the banner above. All enquiries are welcome.


Thank you,


Kind Regards


Reg Button


www.regbutton.com


<HOME>