removing cracks and stains in vintage photos

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  1. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    any idea how to get rid of the cracks which formed on the surface of this old photo? or how to get rid of the stain across her face?

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    Have you tried the healing brush?
     
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    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    ya, the prob with reathe healing brush is there is no clean area for a source
     
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    Try smudging it, or whatever that brush is called. Smudge an area clean and start from there. It's very painstaking, but I've done a few. If the photo isn't going to be overly enlarged, remember the casual eye won't see these tiny lines. Work on the larger areas.
     
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    thanks guys. i ended up running it through Neat Image, and man, what a difference!
     
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    or that :lol: I was actually going to mention that.
     
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    Well, let's see it. :)
     
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    here it is. now i need to work on lifting the brown stains across her face. any suggestions for that?




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    neat image is great- i just need to get used to it. any good threads anywhere on its use?
     
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    I'd use the healing brush. That picture looks a heck of a lot better than the first. Holy cow!
     
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    It also looks a heck of a lot less sharp now. It really needs some contrast and sharpening, but you are well on your way to fixing it.
     
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    Is neat image a filter in PS?
     

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