Removing Stretch Marks in Photoshop

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Removing Stretch Marks in Photoshop
Use Photoshop to make your digital photos look professionally airbrushed. (old camera 2 image by James Lemmon from

The Adobe Photoshop photo editing program allows users to utilise simple tools to edit their photos, removing photo imperfections. Photoshop users can airbrush photos to smooth out the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks and even out the skin tone. With a few clicks of the mouse you can remove stretch marks from your photos, creating professional looking photos at home.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Digital photos
  • Adobe Photoshop

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  1. 1

    Click the "File" menu and then "Open." Find the file where your chosen photo is stored and open the photo.

  2. 2

    Open the Layer menu and click on "Duplicate Layer." Repeat this process so you now have two layers.

  3. 3

    Rename the top layer "High Pass" and the bottom layer "Low Pass".

  4. 4

    Click on the "Low Pass" layer to work with this layer. Click on the eye in the "High Pass" layer to hide this layer.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Filter" menu, then "Blur" and choose "Surface Filter." Set the radius and threshold to a point where the image becomes blurry. Adjust the radius filter until the edges become sharp again. Press "OK."

  6. 6

    Select the "High Pass" layer and click on the eye next to the layer.

  7. 7

    Click on the "Layer" menu, then "Layer mask" and choose "Reveal All."

  8. 8

    Choose the "Apply Image" tool and apply the "High Pass" and "Low Pass" layers.

  9. 9

    Choose the "Merge Layers" tool and merge all layers.

  10. 10

    Click on "File" and then "Save as" to save your new work.

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