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How To Restore Damaged, Old Picture

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Nai    129
Level : Intermediate to Advance User

 

Plugin :

 


2. MV Wireworm ( A Photoshop Plugin )

 

Intro :

 

There're several ways to restore damaged old picture using Paint.NET. In this tutorial I'll use a combination of MV Wireworm plugin ( just something like healing brush ) and clone stamp to get what do you seen in the after picture.

 

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About MV Wireworm and the great examples : http://vicanek.de/plugins/wireworm.htm

 

 

How To Do It :

 

1. Open a picture ( Thanks Pixie for providing me this sample picture  ! ) in Paint.NET. For this tutorial I cropped some of the area to make my work with clone stamp a lot easier.

 

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2. Run 8bf filter, then choose MV Wireworm. A small window like this will popped out.

 

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Choose your selection area by clicking the area and bring your cursor as far as you can/want.  

 


3. Click on the selected area and move your cursor until the selected area 'moving'. Move it until you find an area that matched/suitable. Do the things until you're done with all cracks or dots.

 

Some good guides about this plugins :

 



 

 

4. After healing all cracks and dots, use clone stamp to recover the disappearing area.

 

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Do it until you get the finish product like this :

 

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You can do it better than me. 

 

All The Best !

 

 

( p/s : Pixey, I hope you'll love this post-restoration picture...  :D  <3  <3  <3  )

 

 



 

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Pixey    1,949

Wow!  A fantastic result - as good as new - thank you :cake::mtdew: .

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shumi31    3

Its really an easy to follow tutorial for restoring the damaged old picture. Thank you and as I did find it helpful, I hope everyone will say the same.

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