Chalkboard message

How can I remove this message written by my deceased nephew so I can put his exact handwriting on tshirts?

  • 1
    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. What have you tried, or what has failed?
    – Billy Kerr
    Dec 3, 2020 at 16:46
  • 1
    How experienced a user are you? Are you proficient with Photoshop? There may be some simple steps to get you partially there, however this is chalk on a "chalky" surface, it's going to take some advanced masking or adjusting. If you are truly interested in a quality image and don't have a lot of experience with Photoshop, it may be best to hire someone more adept with the tools. If quality is not so imperative that hiring a professional is an option... merely redraw things on a new layer by tracing the type using a brush. It may not be a photo of actual handwriting, but it can look identical.
    – Scott
    Dec 3, 2020 at 17:42
  • Basic steps -- Invert then Levels or Curves adjustment.. then erase or mask away all the extra bits.
    – Scott
    Dec 3, 2020 at 17:47
  • You might also try a few other questions here along these similar lines: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/85043/…
    – Scott
    Dec 3, 2020 at 18:23

1 Answer 1


I made/started it for you. enter image description here

I mostly used the 'blend if' options slider inside layer styles and a contrast adjustment. Here's the .psd and larger png, it should be a good starting point if you need to make edits.


enter image description here

  • lol why would this get down voted? Dec 8, 2020 at 19:23

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.