Here’s a great look at how far Photoshop can go in restoring a heavily damaged photo print. Argentinian photo restorer Hernan Folmer made the time-lapse above showing how he reconstructed an old photo last year using Photoshop CC. The video shows 2 hours of work in Photoshop CC condensed into 2 minutes.
The original photo was worn, creased, and had been torn into four separate pieces:
Here’s how much restoration Folmer was able to do:
He has also posted a 5-minute-long version of this retouching video, in case you’d like a closer look at the specifics of what he did.