Waid Observatory

Star Repair Using PhotoShop

Often star images are deformed or damaged in some way and need to be repaired.  If one side, or the top or bottom, of the star is undamaged, it can be used to repair the deformed side of the star.  In this tutorial I use the lasso tool along with layers and the transform function 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 "automatic" 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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