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Old 02-13-2006, 12:41 PM
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scanning Laminated picture

Hi everyone. I have a picture of my Dad and his Grandparents about 60 years ago that i am stuck on. I want to surprise him with this. This picture was about 16 by 14 or so, laminated and extremely yellow. My problem is that there is a pattern running through it (Moire I think). Is there a easy way to get that out without losing detail? Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:32 PM
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Hi Jennifer

Ro’s Degrunge to the rescue once again. I seem to be using it all the time lately.

This time I only used it on the shadows as that was where most of the pattern was showing the worst.

I can’t decide whether I added too much noise back. But you get the idea.

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Old 02-13-2006, 08:44 PM
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The pattern is most noticeable in the shadows. Here is a quick way to mitigate the effect considerably without a lot of healong / stamping or blurring. You will pick up some contrast in the end but you may like it better than the pattern. Any version of PS will do.
On the B&W version, CRTL+ALT+~ to select the luminance. Crtl+Shift+I to invert the selection. Ctrl J to copy to its own layer. Change the blend mode to multiply. Apply a curve to the midtones / highlights to raise the brightness of the faces without brightening the shadows very much. You can play with the curve to minimize the tradeoff.
Regards, Murray
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Old 02-15-2006, 03:39 PM
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The both of your pictures look great!

Thanks to both of you for your help. I've been pretty busy the last few days and am going to try both of your methods now. Thanks again.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:43 AM
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Surface Blur

On your photo I used surface blur. Radius 9 and Threshold 14 which helped
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