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How to remove paint in photo

New Here ,
Nov 26, 2019 Nov 26, 2019

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Hi! can someone help me erase the black paint in the photo? 

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Community Expert , Nov 26, 2019 Nov 26, 2019

No. On a single layered image there are just black pixels in that area. There is nothing else to reveal.

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Nov 26, 2019 Nov 26, 2019

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No. On a single layered image there are just black pixels in that area. There is nothing else to reveal.

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Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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I blame hollywood. I regularly get people asking me to do things like this, obviously based on the impression one gets in movies and TV shows of how "zoom and enhance" works. A photo taken in a darkened room at night that is essentially solid black with a faint grey smear, and not only do they want to see the person's face, but they inform me the person was looking away from the camera. Clearly I should find a single-pixel reflection on spoon somewhere in the unlit room and extrapolate the image of their face from it.

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Jan 12, 2023 Jan 12, 2023

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Remove red paint

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Community Expert ,
Jan 12, 2023 Jan 12, 2023

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We get a lot of requests like this, but when we are dealing with screen shots from smart phones, tablets etc. it is not like when someone draws over existing text with a pen or marker.  Like Dave has said, those devices replace existing pixels with black pixels, so there is literally no information in the image to work on.  As far as I know, in all the years I have been a regular user here, we have never ever managed to reveal redacted text from a smart phone/tablet etc. screen shot.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 12, 2023 Jan 12, 2023

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We do indeed Trevor. What the poster really needs is the cellphone redaction removal tool :

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Community Expert ,
Jan 12, 2023 Jan 12, 2023

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@Trevor.Dennis wrote:

As far as I know, in all the years I have been a regular user here, we have never ever managed to reveal redacted text from a smart phone/tablet etc. screen shot.


 

I think we saw some success in this thread, Trevor:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/something-for-the-weekend-part-97-red...

 

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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 please help me remove the paint so I can get the numbers 

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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please help me remove the paint so I can get the numbers 

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Read the answer from Dave that is marked as correct to learn why this is impossible and cannot be done.

 

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