Waid Observatory

Star Repair Using the Smudge Tool in PhotoShop

Often star images are deformed or damaged in some way and need to be repaired.   In this tutorial I use the smudge tool in Photoshop to perform the repair.  I find this a quick way of accomplishing the task.  Once you have performed the procedure several times it should become almost "second nature" and the repair can be made very quickly.

My demonstration tutorial of the technique is scaled for a browser resolution of 1024 X 768.  If you are using Internet Explorer for a browser, I suggest pressing F11 before starting the tutorial.  This will allow the browser window to show the tutorial without having to use the scroll bars.  After the tutorial finishes, press F11 again to restore the browser display to normal and then use the back button to return to this page.

To start the tutorial click here.

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