How to remove crease from photo?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by krunch.kaptain, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. krunch.kaptain

    Dave Guest

    Consider replacing the eye

    Dave, Mar 13, 2008
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    Pudentame Guest

    Oh, OK.

    Doesn't look like it has the weight to flatten out the crease in a print
    Pudentame, Mar 13, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    Not even if I load it up with 100 books?

    Seriously, I do some contract PS work, and have fixed a number of creased
    photos. It's not hard. It's just donkey work.
    Guest, Mar 13, 2008
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    Pudentame Guest

    Whenever I've had to do this, I use a very small, soft brush (2-3
    pixels, 10 hardness and select the closest "clean" point I can for my

    Closest means closest color value ... you may have to use parts of the
    other eye to build up the eye that's under the damage.

    I also set opacity and flow at about 50%.

    Instead of dragging, I use a click, click, click ... moving the pointer
    around like manually spotting a print.

    I un-check the "aligned" box. I want my source to stay within that
    "clean" spot, but I change the source point frequently to achieve a
    blend of tones matching the surrounding area that becomes harder to see
    in the repaired image.

    All this is done on a duplicate layer. If it goes horribly wrong,
    discard the layer and start again. But it should work, so you can
    flatten the layer into the image later.

    It's the same technique you'd use to remove the reflection of strobes
    from a portrait subject's eye-glasses. It'll take a long time to build
    up the correction, but it'll be damn near un-detectable in the end.
    Pudentame, Mar 13, 2008
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    John Guest

    John, Mar 13, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    And I am paid for it!
    Guest, Mar 13, 2008
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    jrblack10 Guest

    jrblack10, Mar 13, 2008
  8. On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 11:24:01 -0700 (PDT), jrblack10

    I haven't used it my self, but Akvis has a tool just for this
    But I have used other Akvis tools and they are quite nice.

    Microsoft's PictureIt does a pretty good job. PictureIt is bundled
    with Microsoft WORKS. It may also be in their OFFICE package.
    Stephen Keefrider, Mar 14, 2008
  9. Just google
    crease tool in photoshop

    or use the magic words crease go away!
    Jean Pierre Daviau, Mar 15, 2008
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    stuseven Guest

    the best way to remove that crease is print a new copy.
    problem solved.
    stuseven, Mar 16, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    or a smoothing iron
    Dave, Mar 16, 2008
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    Frank Wrap Guest

    If you like freeware you might want to test this small standalone app on
    your picture
    Frank Wrap, Mar 17, 2008
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    Bob Williams Guest

    Mainly, I do it for friends and family who want to restore family photos
    that are 50-75 years old.
    Often they have been passed down through several generations.
    Bob Williams, Mar 26, 2008
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    Savageduck Guest

    I have found making a good scan to work from the basic starting point.
    Then progressive and slow repair with all the tools you have available
    in PS, in my case CS2.

    In this example, a shot of my father and grandfather, the crease is
    obvious on my grandfather's right side. The scan leaves deep shadows,
    some of which are best to minimize rather to completely clone, or
    patch, as the texture of the jacket would be ruined. I managed to fix
    the obvious problem, and the in the final result cured my father of
    smoking (something he hasn't done in 50 years. he is still a healthy

    Savageduck, Mar 27, 2008
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    Savageduck Guest

    and with a little more tweeking.
    Savageduck, Mar 27, 2008
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    Savageduck Guest

    Not if you don't have a negative.
    Savageduck, Mar 27, 2008
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    Savageduck Guest

    and with a little more tweeking.
    Savageduck, Mar 27, 2008
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Mike Russell, Apr 1, 2008
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    Savageduck Guest


    Nice work on your part. It just goes to show, all the tools are there
    in PS/CS2 & CS3 (and in Elements).

    That was taken in November 1944 when Dad was home on well earned leave
    after Leyte. I have a good bunch of shots taken in New Guinea
    (1943/44), The Phillipines (1944), Okinawa & Japan (1945) some in good
    condition and some not so good, requiring a fair amount of work.

    I also have some older family shots of Dad at age 7. The ones of me as
    a two year old with my older cousins around 1950 will remain unposted.


    Savageduck, Apr 1, 2008
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