Photos are kept for memories. They hold special moments and memories. And the old photos are sometimes even priceless. But with time, photos can get messy, fade, and even destroyed.
So they need restoration. That’s where software like Photoshop comes in as a lifesaver. With this software, you can quickly restore the old photos by retouching them, and they get a new look with the same old memories!
So we’re here with a new article, and in this article, we’ll guide you on “how to retouch old photos in photoshop.” So don’t skip any part. Read the full article, and we bet you’ll not be disappointed.
With advanced software like adobe photoshop, you can easily retouch your old photos. For doing this, you just need to know the basic things and follow this guide. Follow the steps one by one. So let’s start…
First of all, you need to scan the image that you want to restore or retouch. Use a minimum of 300 dpi for scanning the photos. Make sure to take the most details you can. You can use the picture of the photo.
When you’ve got the scanned copy of the photo, make a copy of that one so that if anything goes wrong, you don’t need to start from the very beginning.
Make a new layer and start working on that. And while working on this layer, make sure that the eyeball is turned off. Or else it can be altered. This is a very subtle part and is mostly followed by professionals while doing this kind of critical tasks.
The old photo can have wrinkles, dust particles, and even some oiliness. So now starts the restoring and retouching part. Clean the spots and specks of dirt on the image with the available filters. But to do it entirely, you need to remove the dust manually.
Use the “reduce noise” option from the toolbar to reduce the noise on the scanned image. Adjust your filters and settings based on your image.
After you’re done with cleaning and polishing the image, you can further glorify the image with the healing brush and clone tool. Zoom in the parts where you want to heal to do it accurately!
After you’ve completed the above steps, make a new layer, and save the retouched one on this layer. And you are done! You can adjust the contrast, brightness as well if you need to do.
So that’s all you need to know about retouching old photos in adobe photoshop. The steps that we shoed above are the very basic things. The steps depend on the condition of the image. If the image you want to retouch is in much worse condition, you need to apply different steps.
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