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Old 06-04-2005, 07:14 PM
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NEWBIE- Blurred image

Several weeks ago my daughter went to the prom, I had asked my son to take our picture. Well, I love the picture but is is kind of blurry. Can anyone help me with this? (It is the best one of us together). I am so new, I can only change red eyes..
file is too large to upload. don't know how to make is smaller...sorry

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Old 06-04-2005, 07:44 PM
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Well, on blurry pictures there is usually not really much you can do, but we can try. Maybe you can put the picture somewhere online so we can have a look at it?

In case you use photoshop, use the Save for Web feature, it could reduce it in size a bit

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Old 06-04-2005, 07:44 PM
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You have not posted a picture
Please read this if you are having trouble
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/image-help/7933-attaching-files-images-threads-posts.html
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:36 PM
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sure hope you are able to see the picture ok. Like I said, I'm new to all this and want to learn all I can. I have other photos I need to edit, mainly ones with eyeglass glare, I'm trying but can't seem to do it right..
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Old 06-05-2005, 03:33 AM
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I think you are going to have a lot of difficulty getting an image you are happy with from this - There are various plug-ins and filters that either come with Photoshop, or can be purchased seperately (eg Focus Magic), but the result they can get from something this blurred is fairly limited. I had a go, both with the photoshop filters and with Focus Magic and was not happy with any of them. If you want to give them a go though, one tip I'd suggest is also try to erase out some of the obvious double image yourself (eg. the edge of your daughter's face), so the blur is less obvious.

I don't think it will be possible to make it as sharp as you would like it though. Have you considered giving it an artistic effect to hide the blur? It is not something I know much about myself, though there are many on this forum that specialise in this.

I've attached the result of a pass through 'Focus Magic' - which I don't think brings the photo to an acceptable point, and also a version that is then passed through a simple built in filter in photoshop, called texturizer - I think it looks quite nice, and as a portrait works quite well.

btw - this is a lovely picture, I can understand why you like it - one of those photos you could say - are you two sisters??
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:47 AM
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I used Neat Image and smoothed it out alittle, but i know a lady on here called Flora who is a whizzkid on this program, so maybe she can get it clearer, other than enlarge it and color in the pixels one by one i am not sure whatelse to do.

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Old 06-05-2005, 08:58 AM
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I shall be back though as i got an idea!
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Old 06-05-2005, 09:46 AM
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My guess is the blur of the image is caused by the camera moving during a slow shutter speed opening.

I tried this:

1. Duplicated the image
2. Filter>Sharpen>Smart Sharpen. Set to Remove - Motion. Amount: 500%, 1.4 pixels.
3. I then used a High Pass Sharpening method. Filter>Other>High Pass set
to 4.3 pixels and made the blending mode Overlay.
4. I then used Neat Image to reduce noise.

On my image, some other pattern showed up. I don't know what it is. Likely caused by over sharpening.

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Old 06-05-2005, 12:36 PM
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Hi, Had a go with your image. As others have already said, the main problem is motion blur, and there's not too much can be done. Any attempt will probably fall short of what you'd really want.

However, what I did was to clone out as much of the "doublelining" as I could, then sharpened using USM, masked with a layer mask.
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Old 06-05-2005, 01:53 PM
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Snowangel38

I had to have a go at this.
Although you will never get a perfectly sharp picture.
Call it creative soft focus.

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