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Old 07-25-2007, 03:15 PM
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Re: blotchy

Hi John,

I sometimes start my posts by stating that I am not a professional. In this case just duplicating the layer would work. I have a not-so-hot workflow that has come about through the trial and error process. There are times when it is necessary to have a duplicate image. I believe that using the FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) filter to take out textured backgrounds is one of those cases. The direction with that state to duplicate the layer and on the second image to flatten it before running the FFT filter.

Your question is well taken and I would say you are correct in asking why, as it is an unnecessary step. Sorry about that.

Oh, by the way, I do have the professional version of Neat Image and did try it on your picture. It came back that the image did not have a uniform RGB background and would not build a good profile. I am sure that if I got out the directions and studied them, there is no doubt, a way to build a profile. The thing I did notice is that as I changed the sliders there was not a simutaneous change in the onscreen image. If you do use Neat Image you are going to get a global change in the picture unless there is some type of masking.

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Old 07-26-2007, 01:39 AM
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Re: blotchy

dc: thanks for the explanation....I, like you could start every post with "I am not a pro" but I'm an enthusiastic amateur
And, no I don't have a pro version of Neat Image, I just used the trial version for the post, although my finished large image did look very much the same. (just took longer to get there with selective blurs ect.)
Thanks for all the help, everyone......John

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Old 07-26-2007, 02:28 AM
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Re: blotchy

Hi John,

Is it possible to make a selection for neat image to work on ? I should go and try it

Your image is looking good

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Old 07-26-2007, 10:44 AM
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Hi Alison: good suggestion, I never thought of that, silly me
I have done the print now and it came out very well, but I will keep your idea in mind for next time.
Thanks again....John
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