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Photoshop Tip: Patch tool with Feathering

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
November 27, 2012

Tears and scratches on an old photo can be repaired using the Patch tool and Feathering

Patch tool in Photoshop

To avoid obvious lines, select the Patch tool set to Source and mark a selection around the scratch.

Add a small amount of feathering to this selection by going to Select>Modify>Feather (such as 6 pixels).

This softens the edges of the selection and helps avoid hard edges when patching.

  • Robert

    Great tip. Really makes an improvement.