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I have been searching tutorials and videos on how to repair an old damaged document in Affinity photo and haven't found a good one. I did see some in Photoshop but then the levels and curves tool in Photoshop is different and has 3 dropper tools.

I would be grateful if some one gives me a reference on how to repair an old damaged document.

Thanking you.

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In addition to the advice above, “damaged” could mean lots of different things and your image could have lots of different types of “damage” at the same time.
It would help us greatly if you can give us a visual example, preferably the whole image if you can share it in public, and explain which parts of it you wanted to ‘fix’.

The more detail you give us the better we can help.

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I have seen the video by Lee. It is very good and useful. Regarding the document repair I am attaching the document. The problem area is selection of background  and there some torn pieces which have to be matched. In Photoshop I find  in the Levels tool there are 3 color pickers which are very useful. Can anyone tell me some steps to repair those damaged portions. I will be grateful. I am as yet a newbie , though I have been practicing in Photoshop and now switched to Affinity photo.

Indian school certificate marks noname.jpg

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This should be a very, very straightforward problem for at least 75% of the way. Very conveniently, your document has black ink on a colored background. As I understand it, you want to work on the background (only) by selecting it.

The easy way to get you most of the way there is to use Blend Ranges. Open the document into a layer (called "Background") and immediately click the gear icon at the top of the Layers panel. What you want to do is to show only the blacks and hide everything else. The first screenshot (below) shows you how I've done this.


Next, i just put a Fill layer below the "Background" layer so that there is something with the desired color back there. You could use a paper texture, or just about anything you like.


Now, you just have some clean-up to do on the "Background" layer (getting rid of the of the errant marks) and filling in some of the missing text, dots, and so forth. Getting to this point, though, should take no more than a few minutes, at most.

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