How to Repair a Still Image in Adobe Photoshop [video]

[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar: “Cool Photoshop Tools to Improve Still Images” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library.]


Whether you use Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut, still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what do you do if the images you are working with don’t look that good? That’s where this session can help.

Photoshop has continued to expand its ability to improve and repair still images. Join host, Larry Jordan, as he explains how to use the tools inside Adobe Photoshop to make your still images look their best – including all the new Content Aware tools. This session covers:

This session is designed for editors who want to make their still images look great. In this short video excerpt, Larry illustrates how to use a variety of tools to repair a still image in Photoshop.

How to Repair a Still Image in Photoshop

TRT: 9:57 — MPEG-4 HD movie

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4 Responses to How to Repair a Still Image in Adobe Photoshop [video]

  1. Scott Smith says:

    Good tips on cleaning up things. Another way (there are so many) to use your level variations scheme is to do exactly what you did but instead of selecting the area that you want to affect and deleting everything else, just make your levels adjustment to for the hat to the top layer then add a black mask to that layer. Using a soft edged brush paint with white over the hat area being careful not to go too wide and voila both parts are where you want them. If they aren’t exactly perfect you can paint back into the mask to tighten it up or white to expand it, or indepently adjust the individual levels adjustments that you made until they aesthetically please you. I expect that you and most of your readers already know these kind of tricks and I’m probably preaching to folks who know more that I, but I find this way much more easily adjustable being non destructive if you later don’t like where you ended up.
    Thanks for all you do! I’ve been learning from you forever…

  2. malcolm says:

    Final Cut 7 wont allow me to import all my jpg photo files. I can see them in other programs, but they come up as an error into Final Cut 7. Is there any way to fix these with a rename, thus not having to output again in photoshop?

    thank you

    • Larry says:


      You can try renaming to .JPEG – but I suspect you’ll need to re-output these. And, if you do, reoutput as PNG. Bigger file size but smoother editing.


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