from Paul when trying to restore old photos
I am trying to restore a badly damaged b&w picture (Sticky tape
has removed the surface) using Elements 6.
As I am new to this can you tell me why when I am 'cloning' the area is
lighter than intended (from the cloned area). Also the damage goes up
the side of the print - how do I keep a straight edge to the print as
each time I use the brush it goes over the edge of where I want it.
I hope this is not too simple but as I said I am new to this and it is
I have just found your site and think it is really good.
Thanks for contacting me.
I am 'cloning' the area is lighter than intended (from the cloned area)"
Check that the "Opacity" on the tool bar is set to
do I keep a straight edge to the print as each time I use the brush it
goes over the edge of where I want it"
I'm not quite sure what you mean here but you
might try creating a new layer on top of the Background image
(Layer/New on the tool bar). Brush on this layer the area you want
covered then use the Rectangular Marquee tool to select the area you
want left clear and delete it. Finally, flatten the image.
If you still have problems, let me know and I'll
do what I can.
All the best,