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Tutorial: AKVIS Retoucher

How to use the plugin (v.1.0-3.5)


Note: This tutorial was created for the old versions of the Retoucher plugin (v.1.0-3.5). To learn how to use the new version with all its new features please read the new instuctions.


Learn how to use AKVIS Retoucher by watching a flash movie. The step-by-step instructions will give you a glimpse into the way it works. Click here (flash-movie, 6.4 Mb)


To restore this damaged photo using AKVIS Retoucher you should do the following:

  • Step 1. Open an image that needs to be restored or edited due to unnecessary details or defects.
  • Step 2. Select the areas to be restored. It can be a scratch, a text, a small irrelevant object.

    Use any selection tool to select the defects.
    Learn more about selection tools of Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel (Jasc) Paint Shop Pro, Corel Photo-Paint.

  • Retoucher

    Attention! To help the program do the job well, you should select the entire defect as well as scratches near the retouched area. If the scratch you want to remove starts at the picture frame, you should first crop the picture, i.e. cut off the frame.

    Otherwise, AKVIS Retoucher may consider the information about the nearby scratches and the frame important and, as it restores the damaged area, it will try to extend the frame or re-create the scratch.

  • Step 3. Open the AKVIS Retoucher window.

    If you use Adobe Photoshop you should select Filter - AKVIS - Retoucher in the menu; in Corel (Jasc) Paint Shop Pro you should select Effects - Plugins- AKVIS - Retoucher; in Corel Photo-Paint use Effects - AKVIS - Retoucher.

    The Retoucher window looks like that (click to enlarge):

    The image occupies most of the window space. The areas selected in Step 2 are highlighted in red.
    In the upper part of the window there is a Control panel with buttons and a status line that shows the process of active job execution.

  • Step 4. Launch the restoration process by pressing the Go button.
  • Step 5. When the restoration process is over, press Ok to apply the restoration result

    or press Cancel to cancel the restoration result and close the program without applying the changes.

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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