Removing Text W/O Removing Background

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by mkaywood, Mar 16, 2006.

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    mkaywood Guest

    I scanned a document with photos and text. I need to change some of the

    text but don't know how to with out cutting the whole background out. I

    tried to use the clone tool and spot healing brush but they don't seem
    to work. Part of the text has a white background and part of it has an
    image underneath it. How do I edit this text without changing the

    mkaywood, Mar 16, 2006
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    KatWoman Guest

    you can't if the image is all flattened when you scan it
    if you have the original document saved in layers as a PSD format you can
    edit just the text layers by themselves.
    otherwise you need to start over or continue the manual editing via clone
    this is possible if the text is not covering too much of the background but
    otherwise most likely unsuitable.
    KatWoman, Mar 16, 2006
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    tacit Guest

    Step 1: You can't.

    There is nothing "underneath" the text. You can't remove the text and
    show what's underneath 'cause there ain't nothing underneath. The best
    you can do is to re-create some approximation of what's underneath.
    tacit, Mar 17, 2006
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    Waldo Guest

    It is impossible, but you could try this: convert the image to a DjVu
    image. Disable the foreground, make a screenshot.

    Waldo, Mar 17, 2006
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