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Old 03-10-2005, 07:14 PM
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I AM TRYING TO FIX THIS PHOTOGRAPH FOR A FRIEND. ONLY ONE THEY HAVE OF THEIR MOTHER. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME..WHERE DO I BEGIN. LOOKS PRETTY BAD AFTER SCAN...THANKS DIANA

UPDATE LARGER PHOTO TO SEE PROBLEMS....PER INSTRUCTIONS FOUND HERE.

WELL I TRIED TO DO IT AND I CANNOT GET THE SIZE SMALLER THAN 158. I DID EXACTLY BY INSTRUCTIONS TO NO AVAIL...ANYONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE ADVISE....THANKS IN ADVANCE
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:05 PM
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Diana,

The file is tiny and there is not much information to work with but I gave it a go anyway. Unforunately I did not write anything down but I think this is what I did.


I cleaned it up some by using a layer mask. A great tutorial for this is here .
Next i created a new fill/adjustment layer for channels and adjusted the sliders till I got the definition I wanted.
Adjust levels.
flatten layers.
unsharp mask.
adjust levels again.
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:09 PM
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I Know It Is Tiny. I Tried To Make It Larger, However I Cannot Make It Smaller Than 158 For Some Reason. I Did What Instructions Said...hmmm Do You Know Why I Cannot Resize The File Size Lower Than 158...thanks For Your Help...and Any Ideas Oh How I Can Post A Larger Pic...diana
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:03 PM
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hi i havent got any suggestions on repairing this photo but i have used Smart resizer to increase the DPI and size of the picture hope this helps with other adjustments
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:49 PM
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Diana, your file is much smaller than needed to work with -- it is only 71 pixels x 100 pixels -- it can be as large as 800 pixels x 1100 (plus or minus) if you are using Photoshop and use Save for Web, as explained below. You state that you were following instructions you found here in the forum, but it can be confusing when you're doing it for the first time, and you may have missed a step along the way. Missmabb has uploaded a resized version, but getting an original from you would be best for folks here to work on while helping you figure out how to do the retouch work.

Short tutorial on resizing for upload to RetouchPro forums:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/sho...5171#post75171

Excerpt from above link:

As a thumb rule, the biggest size and best quality, I think, can be achieved still remaining in the 100KB limit, is JPG format, 800x600 pixels at about 60% quality setting ...

One way of doing it is the 'File > Save for Web' Option in Photoshop:

From the Options on the right side of the 'Save for Web' window choose:
JPEG Medium as Preset and check the Optimized Box. (Image 1)


Click on the small arrow on the right of the 'Preset' window and, from the cascading Menu, choose 'Optimize to File Size'. (Image 2)


Type 100 in the 'Desired File Size' Box ... (Image 3) ... and let Photoshop do the work for you!
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:42 AM
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Hi Diana,

Welcome to RP!

What everybody else said about the 'tiny' size of your picture ....

I've added something new and a couple of snapshots to the 'mini tutorial' CJ pointed out .... (Link to it in the bottom line under my signature too ...)

If you are working with PS, following those steps, you should be able to get your image to a 'workable' size .....

If you still have troubles, just 'yell' and we'll try to find another solution...

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Old 03-11-2005, 10:14 PM
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Ok Guys Here It Goes...tiny Picture Now Bigger

Ok Here It Goes...i Hope It Works...lol Diana

By George I Think I've Got It...ok Now Try And Help Me With This Bad Photograph....thanks A Bunch Guys
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Old 03-12-2005, 02:15 AM
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It worked, it worked!!! It's BIG!!

Now we have something to work with...
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Old 03-12-2005, 03:01 AM
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Funny

Lol Work On Honey.....lol
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:03 AM
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Hi Diana,

You did it!!! Great

Your picture is really in poor conditions .... beside the light 'honeycomb' texture it's very faded and out of focus/blurred .... Is the original just like that? ... Is it better and would improve by a different scanning procedure? Did it blur much after resizing?

Anyway I had a go at it .... nothing much can be done if the original is very blurred ... whatever you do, you'll never get it to a 'crisp' finish, even if you increase its contrast greatly .... actually by doing that you usually get solid black and white 'blocks' and lose any detail they might contain ....

I'm posting the result I got and if you think it's OK, I'll post a detailed description on how I got there ....
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