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Old 03-13-2006, 05:45 AM
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Well as everyone has mentioned, the first step is the most important. That is to scan the image and save it in a not-destructive format like TIFF or PSD.

With the posted image, I copied the layer first, then applied a channel mixer adjustment layer. I used 100% Blue since that seemed to offer the best contrast.

I then used a levels adjustment layer to bring up contrast to the rider and masked out the "Dark" horse. I copied that adjustment layer to double the effect.

I finally copied the layer using a multiply blending mode and a mask to further darken the upper part of the picture
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:34 AM
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The optimal scaling is determined for every 8x8 chunk of the image. So when you see 8x8 blocks, you know it's jpeg artifacts. Of course sharpening routines will accentuate the boundaries between 8x8 blocks because there is a small discontinuity there.
bart, thanks. was always a little confused about jpeg artifacts. whenever i'd see those little 8x8 blocks i took it for a sharpening tile size thing, but your explanation makes more sense with what i've seen others call jpeg artifacts.

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Old 03-13-2006, 10:17 AM
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That looks really good. I think this shows there's hope once he scans it in better.

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Old 03-13-2006, 01:50 PM
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That looks really good.
which 'that' are you referring to, mine, gary's or phil's? the use of pronouns shld be banned in forums

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Old 03-13-2006, 02:12 PM
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which 'that' are you referring to, mine, gary's or phil's? the use of pronouns shld be banned in forums

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Are you talking to me? Which 'you' are you referring to? I was referring to his version. You know...that one up there.

Seriously, I was referring to Gary's, but actually your's (hehe) and Phils demonstrate the same proof-of-hope.

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Old 03-13-2006, 03:48 PM
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hehehe, touche' , bart

and thank you

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