Removing Scratches through Smoothing

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4 easy steps. Done in PSP-X

1) Open your image in psp. I chose this picture of Gemma Ward.
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2) Duplicate your background layer.
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3) [this step may be different if you have psp 9 and below] Select your first layer, and go to adjust->add/remove noise->edge preserving smooth.
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Make your smoothing amount between 3-5.

4) Double click your second layer, and set the blend mode to soft light.
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Add text/more effects if you like. I added text, and the outcome looks like this.
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The skin has a lovely tone & the scratches are gone!

Tutorial Illuminatist (fallingstar) at createblog.com

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what font did you use to write : Tutorial by illuminatist at creatblog ? ive been truing to find this for a while . :]

By Jianna on Oct 20, 2008 3:45 pm

On Paint Shop Pro Photo XI, there's an even easier way:
Just click Adjust->Digital Camera Noise Removal...->Set the blend modes to about 50, depending on how smooth you want the picture, and click ok.
It gives you a smoother look, and it won't mess up the hair as much.

By SkeleBoy on Feb 7, 2008 3:42 pm

love it ^^
i can do a similar thing in photoshop but im trying to learn more stuff in psp, so this has helped, thanks :D

By stacey-superstar on Nov 9, 2007 6:17 am

Good tutorial, Stephanie.

By x1227x on Jan 16, 2007 6:50 pm

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