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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 A P R I L G R A P H I C S P R O 9 5 CAF is an ecient way to retouch larger areas with a minimum eort and works particularly well on a textures such as grass, bricks, bark, concrete, etc. BUT WAIT … THERE'S MORE! I've showed you a few universal techniques that are commonly used when correcting scratches, dust, and mold spots on old pho- tos. I have to say, however, that I've bare- ly scratched the surface (pun intended). Limited space prevents me from revealing the secrets of perfect tonal adjustments, re- storing faded images, sharpening, vignett- ing, and colorization among other tried- and-true techniques that pop an old photo into the current day's hyper-reality. e May Digital Eye article will address these issues, so stay tuned. In the mean- time, dig up a photo from the attic and clean up the mess. You'll be surprised how easy it can be. GP Figure 8 (above). Drag the Threshold slider just enough to restore the sur- rounding texture but not enough to restore the specks. Figure 9 (left). In the Content Aware Fill interface, choose the new content by editing the green mask with the Sampling Brush and then ob- serve the preview to see the result. STEPHEN ROMANIELLO is an artist and edu- cator, teaching digital art at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, for over 29 years. He is a certified instructor in Adobe Photoshop and the author of several books on the creative use of digital graphics software. Steve is the founder of GlobalEye Systems, a company that offers train - ing and consulting in digital graphics software and creative imaging.

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