adding ‘texture’ to a replaced face

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Jan 20, 2009
I’m using PS CS3, but I am not a professional user by any means.

I’ve got a job to do in which I have to take old black and white photos and replace the old faces with those of living people. The photos were scanned out of various photo books, and some of them were quite old. I used de-screening when I scanned them in, but there is still a ‘texture’ to the original photo and it doesn’t look right when I put a nice, clear face off a digital camera shot to replace the original face.

I can buy a DVD tutorial from PixelPops to show me how this is done, but is there a simple way to do this so I don’t have to spend the money? Yes, I can do a google search, but I don’t even know what term to use for this particular process. I thought it might involve the healing or cloning tools, but my experiments didn’t yield good results.

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Jan 20, 2009
Post some pics to and maybe we can give you some pointers on how to replicate the grain/noise/texture. PNG24s will be losslessly compressed, which might be good.

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