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.
To restore this damaged photo using AKVIS Retoucher you should do the following:
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.
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.
or press to cancel the restoration result and close the program without applying the changes.