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Old 04-25-2005, 04:10 PM
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Spot Removal

I've been given this nice photo to restore. Unfortunately its filled with some spots. Any suggestions on how to deal with this problem. Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:52 PM
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Phil,

Here is what I did to your photo:

1. Duplicated the Background Layer
2. Selected channels and noticed the Blue Channel had the most damage.
3. Selected the Green Channel. Select All, and Copied
4. Returned to Layers
5. Pasted Into the Background Layer Copy the Green Channel.
6. Levels Adjustment Layer
7. Cropped out the white border
8. Made a Luminance mask and further masked out the background so I
only had the luminance selected for the face and torso area.
9. Copied this to it's own layer with Softlight Blending mode.
10. Applied the new CS2 Reduce Noise filter
11. Selected the background of the image only and applied Neat Image
12. Made and empty layer set to Softlight and applied soft black and white
brushes to improve tone and contrast.
13 Made another empty layer and applied the Spot healing brush set to
Create Textue and Proximity and went over the background, face and torso.
Use Clone Stamp tool also
14. Flattened
15. Applied Smart Sharpening Amount 75/0.3 pixels/Gaussian Blur

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Old 04-25-2005, 07:46 PM
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Ken, that came out real nice. Shame you didn't clean up the background, I think it would make a lot of difference to the final impact.

Phil, the standard first step is too check the channels to see which is cleaner.
A second step is to mix them to see if the image improves. Often one of the channels (usually blue) ends up with a negative (inverted) value.

So....
I tried a new trick (see palette). Levelled up the channels individually, inverted the blue channel and then mixed using the channel blender while having a solid black layer (set to colour) to make the luminosity. This made it a bit easier to find a "sweet spot".

Applied Neat Image (standard setteings), made a new background (with noise, to blend with the original) and applied a sepia (well pinkish-sepia) to soften the greys.

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Old 04-26-2005, 02:08 AM
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Hi Phil, did a really quick job on this one (about 10 mins) as follows.

Duplicated Image. Set new layer to Lighten. Select all, moved down about 3 or 4 clicks. Blurred using Gaussian Blur. Applied layer mask, and masked man's head and chest.

Added a little noise.

Levels Adj layer.

Hue and Sat adj layer, desaturated a little.

There's possibly a few things that could be improved with a little cloning, but wanted to see if I could do this one without spot touch ups.
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Old 04-26-2005, 05:19 AM
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Ken, and byRo thanks for your posting. I had tried a few paths with out satisfactory success. I do plan on deleting the background and reconstructing it. I also tried various channel adjustments but not byRo's method which I will do shortly.

One tool that I used that seemed to help was CSII's new spot healing brush tool using texture. However that was quite tedious. Thanks again.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:43 AM
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Ro,

I think your background is far too clean But, I agree. I ran out of time.

You do come up with the most cleaver solutions. I am going to practice with your new method. nice job.

k
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:12 AM
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If you happen to like the general texture of the image you could try the following:

1) Select a small swatch of background or jacket. Clean it up with the Heal Brush.
2) Go to Filters: Make Pattern. Click on generate. Click on Save Button. Give it a name then go to the top and hit Cancel.
3) Back on the image, Deselect. Select Heal Brush set to Pattern. Go to Patterns and select the one just created. With short strokes Heal out Splotches and small marks.

4) Use a "small" amount of Neat Image just to clean it up a tad.
5) Perhaps a Levels adjustment to brighten

Cheers
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:21 AM
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.... Make Pattern....
Dave, I liked that, a very neat solution.
I can imagine lots of places where this will come in useful.

Thanks,
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:41 AM
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Dave, Ro

I did that a bit to my version. CS2 Spot Healing Brush has a Texture feature which does just what Duv's post does I believe. Texture or Pattern may be a bit different, but I believe it accomplishes the result much the same. Maybe Doug knows.

I used the Spot Healing Brush set to Texture a bit on the face too and, like Ro, will find many uses for this.

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Old 04-26-2005, 11:09 AM
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Spot Removal

Well I separated the object from the background and composed a new one with some added noise. Then on the subject I tried to duplicate what Ro did. At least I used the channel mixer and levels. I didn't have luck with inverting the blue channel. At any rate I really got help from the neat image filter. I've posted my final result. Thanks again.
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