Lioness in a Cage: Remove Iron Rods with AKVIS Retoucher

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Tutorial: AKVIS Retoucher

Lioness in a Cage: Remove Iron Rods


AKVIS Retoucher is efficient for photo restoration tasks. It can be applied to restore old damaged photos or to remove a date stamp or an unwanted object, like a finger that covered the lens when shooting or an irrelevant object that spoils the shot.

    Original image Result

This tutorial illustrates the second case: we will use AKVIS tools to remove the cage rods from the photo below.

    Lioness in a Cage
  • Step 1. Open the image in AKVIS Retoucher. Select the bars using the Selection Brush . Don't forget to also select their shadows.

    Selecting the Cage's Bars
  • Step 2. After starting the retouching process by pressing , the red area (along with the cage's bars) disappears. The image will appear like this:

    Retouching in Express Mode
  • Step 3. The joint at the bottom does not look correct. The image needs to be processed more accurately. Therefore, press to cancel the previous action. Switch to Advanced and choose the Linear Retouch tool. Draw a few strokes over places where you want to restore lines:

    Restoring lines

    Process the image by pressing .

    Retouching in Advanced Mode
  • Step 4. The processing result, of course, is not ideal: Retoucher failed to restore the nose, which was almost completely obscured by the cage's bars. We can use the Clone Stamp tool to deal with the incongruities of the fur.

    The Clone Stamp repairs damaged areas using cloned fragments from other parts of the photo. Choose a cloning sample by left-clicking on a suitable area while holding Alt (Option in Mac). To apply the clone sample, bring the cursor over the area you want to repair and left click.

    Look at this picture — the cage is gone, the lioness is free, and she even looks happier.

    Photo of a Lioness: The Cage is Gone
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Toolbar — Toolbar
   — Parameters — Parameters
   — Vignette — Vignette
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
Examples Examples
   — Removing Large Objects — Removing Large Objects
   — Restoration of an Old Family Photo — Restoration of an Old Family Photo
   — Lioness in a Cage: Removing Rods — Lioness in a Cage: Removing Rods
   — Restoring a Picture of a Boy — Restoring a Picture of a Boy
   — Prepress Processing — Prepress Processing
   — Daguerreotype Portrait of 1893 — Daguerreotype Portrait of 1893
   — Portrait of a Child — Portrait of a Child
   — Historical Photo: a Gypsy Band — Historical Photo: a Gypsy Band
   — Badly Damaged Photo — Badly Damaged Photo
   — Remove Stains from Grandpa Photo — Remove Stains from Grandpa Photo
   — For the Mother's Day — For the Mother's Day
   — Restoration of a Boy's Photo — Restoration of a Boy's Photo
   — Retouching Photos in 7 Steps — Retouching Photos in 7 Steps
   — Old Photo from Photoshop Samples — Old Photo from Photoshop Samples
   — Ukrainian Family — Ukrainian Family
   — Baby Photo Restoration — Baby Photo Restoration
   — Black and White Photo Restoration — Black and White Photo Restoration
   — Removing Unwanted Details — Removing Unwanted Details
   — Removing Tattoos — Removing Tattoos
   — Building Up Images' Borders — Building Up Images' Borders
   — Repairing An Old Torn Illustration — Repairing An Old Torn Illustration
   — Ladies' Man: Removing Lipstick Stains — Ladies' Man: Removing Lipstick Stains
   — Improvisation: Dance of the Little Swans — Improvisation: Dance of the Little Swans
   — Moments of the Past — Moments of the Past


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