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Photo Restoration: Removing Paper Texture

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Learn a variety of techniques for removing the texture from a scanned photo in Photoshop.

Many vintage photos were printed on textured, "silk-finish" photographic paper. If you're restoring an old photo, you'll want to remove this texture to get the cleanest, sharpest results.

In this course, master retoucher Neil Rhodes shows a variety of techniques for removing paper texture, from scanning the photo in multiple angles to using a sophisticated Photoshop plugin called FFT to process photos on Windows.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before starting this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Evaluating and Planning
  • Evaluating a photo
  • Before you start: Two approaches to reducing texture
2. Scanning Method
  • Examining the scans
  • Using scans to remove paper texture
3. FFT Method (Windows Only)
  • Using an FFT plugin to remove paper texture
  • Next steps

Taught by

Neil Rhodes

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