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Old 05-03-2005, 07:16 PM
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Newspaper to photo

Need some help.. hopefully before Saturday so I can go print this photo out before a party on sunday.

Below is an attached scan of my Uncle.. R.I.P. It's the only good facial shot we have of him and my Grandmother and some of the family want copies of it. Unfortunately all I have for the picture is out of a newspaper. I scanned it in at 300dpi.

I wanna know what you guys would do to restore it. You can see the dots from the newspaper.. Right under the eyes (you can really see it under the right eye) was a crease in the newspaper. On the bottom and top was a piece of scotch tape, which is why you can see a difference in color.

Here's two copies of it.. one is about 950k in size and is 300dpi:
http://www.yuppicide.com/other/frank300.jpg

.. and here's one in 150dpi which is about 250k in size:

http://www.yuppicide.com/other/frank150.jpg

.. and I still have it saved on my hard drive in .PSD if anyone wants.

Being that the print size is so small do you think there is anything I can do or any program I can use to nicely print the photo at 4x6?! I'm thinking your answer is going to be no, but I thought I'd ask. If I can't print it at 4x6 I'll print it at a smaller size and put it in a cute little frame for everyone.

Your help is most appreciated and I give you my thanks in advance.
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Old 05-03-2005, 07:25 PM
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Hi yuppicide,
I had the same problem last year with halftone dots. What I did was to scan it at 1200dpi then reduced the image size. this tend to pull the dots so close together you can hardly see them then just add a slight gaussian blur

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Old 05-03-2005, 07:27 PM
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Aww man!! You serious?! I paid $7.99 to scan that crap on lol and another $7.99 for them to put it on CD. 3 of these and I could have bought myself a scanner! Wow that gaussian blur did a great job so far.

I notice his nose seems a bit discolored too. How hard is it to bring color to the picture?!
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Old 05-03-2005, 07:37 PM
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It was just a rough demo of how to do it. Boy, $7.99 they saw you coming. You wouldn't have to much problem with the colour. you just need to get that big scan, then you have something to work on. Give me a couple of minutes and I'll whack some colour on this demo.

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Old 05-03-2005, 07:45 PM
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Well, I was going to have him do it in 600dpi, but I was like dpi isn't going to increase the print size so I said forget it.

Heh.. do you think it's worth it if I go back tommorow when another guy is there and say "yeah I was supposed to get the 1200dpi scan we tried also, but he must have forgot to save it for me" lol. 'Cause it's $7.99 for first scan, $2 for additional scan. I'd rather pay $2 than $7.99 anyday.

I actually have a scanner here, but it SUCKS BALLS.. it's an HP all in one printer scanner copier, but it's the older generation.. PSC 750. I'll go try a 1200 scan anyway.
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Old 05-03-2005, 07:50 PM
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If it does 1200 you should be ok. Here's a quick and dirty colour job.

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Old 05-03-2005, 08:00 PM
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Wow.. can I ask how you did that so fast?! Special program or plug-in or just Photoshop?!

I scanned it in 1200dpi, but it looks crappier if you ask me compaired to what the other scanner did.

I did 3 scans.. one b&w, one grayscale, one color to see which came out best.
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:11 PM
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After I srunk the photo and turned it to grayscale, I then changed to cmyk mode. Then selected the the face with the marquee tool, Made a curves adjustmt layer and pushed and pulled the curve on the different colours ie. cyan, magenta, yellow and black. If you try it, don't forget to deselect the eyes and mouth otherwise they get the skin colour as well. then you do the harir and cut out the background and put in a gradient fill.

p.s. you need a new adjustment layer for each new coloured element.

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Old 05-03-2005, 08:27 PM
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Awesome. Damn right I'm gonna try it. LOL! Right now as a matter of fact.
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:35 PM
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Here's a picture from our local rag I just scanned. You can see that the left is at 1200dpi and the right has been reduced in size till the dots merge into a solid picture.

Here's the link to the cmyk colourize tutorial.
http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161018&page=3

This is how I do all my colourizing now. It's so easy when you get the hang of it.
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