How to Completely Repair an Old Torn Photo in Photoshop!
On this extensive video tutorial Aaron Nace from Phlearn shows how to fully fix and old torn photo in Photoshop from start to finish.
Spot healing brush tool:
-Samples from a source automatically
-Best used for small, isolated blemishes
-Be sure to select “content aware” at the top of Photoshop
Clone stamp tool:
-You choose the source sample, which allows for much more control
-Be cautious of duplicating obvious spots
-Only use if there are next to no options for sampling
-Takes a good eye and and a steady hand (this is essentially hand painting)
-Might require added noise to look realistic
-Much easier with a tablet than with a mouse
When you need to fix discoloration in older images – To balance the colors Nace uses a selective color adjustment layer, because it make it easy to target specific colors (as well as whites, blacks, and neutrals) and then alter them.