Restore tectonic evolution section can quantitatively and semi-quantitatively analyzes the tectonic deformation, which is of great significance for structural activities and evolution researches. Controlled by multi-period deformation of the superimposed extension and strike-slipping, the fault and fold developed in complex extensional basin brought some difficulties and problems to the restoration of the balanced section, which affected the accuracy of the basin evolution analysis. Based on the existing problems, a new method is proposed to restore structural deformation in complex extensional basins using Cdr（CorelDRAW）software. This method fully considers the effects of deformation, erosion and compaction on restoration, mainly including the following two aspects： 1）Stratum restoration. If the shallow structural deformation has little effect on the deep part, follow the principle that keep the layer thickness unchanged and restore the strata layer by layer. If there is regional tectonic compression in the later stage, the basin will occur overall structural inversion and form folds. When each shallow stratum is stripped off, the superimposed effect on deep strata generated during this period will be eliminated accordingly. In this case, the principle that level the curved strata should be followed. 2）Fault restoration. For growth faults, fault restoration is to eliminate the gravity effect of the overloading. And for deep early growth faults, shallow strata only have compaction on them without changing their attitude. So it is necessary to follow the rule that the “deep and shallow part should be restored separately and independently”. This method of restoring the balanced profile is based on the structural positions, active stages and genetic relationship between the strata and faults, which coincides with geological logic and can better inverse the structural deformation process in complicated extensinal basin. Using this method, two balanced profiles of the Qingxi area in Jiyang depression of the Bohai Bay Basin are restored. They indicated that the tectonic evolution of this area is controlled by extension, tectonic inversion and strike-slipping.