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Photoshop Tutorials: Redevelop a Tattered Photo in 5 Steps

Howdy! Today we will redevelop a tattered photo in 5 steps just using Photoshop. I and you know old memories are very sweet and you want to keep the old things in safe condition. Old photos are also very precious for everyone, but if these are in injury condition, then you don’t want to lose these and want to repair at any cost. Don’t be a worry here you can recover your photos at free of cost. Yes, I’m going to tell you recovery of old damage photos in Photoshop.

 Every step has been clearly defined in this tutorials so read it complete. I’m sure you will get skills soon after follow my instructions.

This is Original damage old Photo. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Original Photo

This is photo after recovering damage photo. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Photo After Redevelop

Redevelop a Tattered Photo in 5 Steps

Step 1: Open Damage Photo

Let’s start from the first step, ahead you have needed a damaged photo, so select a Photo from a computer. You just go File -> Open or hit the key command Ctrl + O from the keyboard. A new window will open here pick up your desired image and click on Open button.

Old image selected to Redevelop a Tattered Photo in 5 Steps. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 2: Make Duplicate Layer and Use Healing Brush

When you will click on the Open button your selected image will appear in the front of your screen. Now make a duplicate layer first, so hit the keys Ctrl + J or go to Layer -> Duplicate Layer from the main menu.

You will see a same to same layer will create in layer panel window. Now select the Spot Healing Brush from Tool Bar. Zoom in your picture and drag the Spot Healing Tool at the unwanted spots or damage places just like below picture.

To eliminate Spots See this also http://www.photoshophelps.com/2015/09/01/photoshop-tutorials-eliminate-rumples-from-face-of-old-man/.

Remove the damage places at photo by Spot Healing Tool. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Use this step to every damage place in photo else critical areas. See below picture the circle areas need for recovery. So use the same to same method to make a picture perfect.

More damage areas have been circled for recovery. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 3: Use Clone Stamp Tool

You can see the most of the areas have been recovered; just a little portion of the picture is left behind. So it’s extremely critical area and removed by the Clone Stamp Tool.

See this also http://www.photoshophelps.com/2015/08/21/photoshop-tutorials-clone-evening-view-behind-sofa-bed/.


The critical damage area need for Clone Stamp Tool. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

So pick up the tool and zoom in your picture maximum for easiest and clean work. Now hold the Alt key and do click on the perfect area, clone this area at the damage places.

The critical area has been recovered by Clone Stamp Tool. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 4: Reduce the Noise With Surface Blur

When you will keenly observe you will see the noise grains on the photo so eliminate them. Now go to Filter -> Surface Blur and keep the Radius 3 pixels and Threshold level 10 in a new window. You will see the photo will become little bit blur and the Noise has been removed.

For smoother results use Surface Blur option. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 5: Save Final Picture in PNG

In the end save the final photo in PNG image format. For this purpose, you must go File -> Save or press command Ctrl + S. Give the file name and extension PNG in a new window and click on Save button. Finally.

This is our final result and damage photo has been recovered. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Ultimate Results


After the above discussion, I can conclude that, it is not difficult work to recover the damaged photo in Photoshop. We have repaired a photo within 5 steps; first of all opened a damaged photo and made a duplicate layer. Picked Spot Healing Tool and dragged on the damages places. Removed the unwanted spots and damaged points. Went to Filter -> Blur -> Surface Blur and set the values. The photo has been smoothed and noised free. At the last saved it in PNG image format that was the process to repair a damaged Photo.

About Ali Imran

Howdy! I’m + Ali Imran and CEO of Photoshophelps.com. I have passed BS Computer Science degree in the year of 2013. I’ve a great experience in Content Writing, Photoshop, Graphics Designing, SEO, , Web Developing and Web Designing.

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