Restoring digitized family photos? Here's a rundown of tools you'll use in photo-editing software.
• Clone (or rubber stamp)
: The Clone tool does exactly what
it implies: It replicates good areas of an image, so you can hide
damaged areas. The source (the "good" area) can be from the same photo
or an entirely different one.
• Airbrush: The Airbrush tool simulates an actual airbrush or
spray-paint can when applying a color. The longer you hold the airbrush
over the image, the greater the effect. Airbrush options include the
size and shape of the brush, as well as the spray's intensity.
• Dodge: This lightens too-dark areas and brings out detail.
Dodge takes its name from the traditional darkroom technique of holding
back some of the light when printing a photo.