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I have a color photo that is about 35 years old and a portion of the arm (flesh color) is water damaged. I would not only like to restore the photo but also fix the water damaged portion.

I saw the tutorial on fixing an old damaged B&W and it looked fantastic.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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mroy99,

Clone Stamping from an undamaged area of the image

to a new (transparent) layer over the damaged area is a

commonly used method.

Reducing the Transparency - Alpha of the Primary

color (Colors window, click "More >>") will give a softer

Clone Stamp effect.

Also working from an undamaged area with the desired look:

Copy/Paste into new layer, reposition, blur, adjust Opacity

in Layer Properties.

Put each incremental edit on its own layer, so that its

Opacity, brightness, saturation, etc. can be adjusted

separately without affecting the rest of the image.

It is always helpful towards getting the best suggestions if you

can post a link to the actual image you will be working on.

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Thank you for the suggestions. I have tried the clone stamping but will try the other fixes you mentioned. I have attached the photo as a thumbnail 43523_94afea85d66d1a19db8c21478b260f12 If the thumbnail does not work, I will try again tomorrow.

Just to clarify, when I originally posted, I was working on a color photo. Obviously, this is a different picture.

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I have a color photo that is about 35 years old and a portion of the arm (flesh color) is water damaged. I would not only like to restore the photo but also fix the water damaged portion.

I saw the tutorial on fixing an old damaged B&W and it looked fantastic.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

 

Hi,

 

I came across this old post of yours and have been messing around with restoration software. I believe I can fix or improve your black and white sample photo and even the colour one you were mentioning if you never got around to doing it.

 

Please let me know if you would like me to give it a shot.

 

Truly,

Emad

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