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Old 06-01-2008, 04:52 PM
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Old military picture with streaks?

Hi All
I am real new at this. I tried cloning and made a bigger mess. I then tried touching up and lost too much detail. I have cleaned up the background to make the photo smaller than 100k. It had the same streaks on it
Any help you could give me as what to do next.
Thanks for your help
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:39 PM
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Re: Old military picture with streaks?

Try to use the FFT filter, but on the original one with the background.
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:10 AM
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Hi Dustyshop, This is a big project for just starting out. There is no 'right' way to do Photoshop, there are a bunch of ways to do anything. Are you familiar with layers and masks?

I would start by duplicating the background layer - do all your work on your new layer - never on the background layer. That way you can turn the visibility of the new layer on and off to see if you have kept the detail and shape. If not you can use a mask on the layer you are doing your art work on, paint out the overdone areas, make a new layer, do keystroke control-alt-shift-E to paste visible into the new layer. Now you can make adjustments and then use the best successful parts only to tweak as you go.

Some spots you won't want to change the detail, but the brightness (why the clone tool would be difficult in spots - not impossible but difficult), look at a curves or levels adjustment layer. Mask the adjustment layer to just include the area you are working on, adjust and then fine tune the mask using varying opacities on your brush so as to gradually edit the mask - this will give you more control.

I know some of this is way new and a mystery, but you have picked a tough image - so jump in, poke around the forum to figure stuff out, look at some of the beginning tutorials, and have fun!

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Old 06-02-2008, 03:09 AM
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Re: Old military picture with streaks?

I don't know how acceptable this is. I used the healing brush to take out the stripes. The next problem was to even out the color. I used a blank layer set to soft light and did some painting. This is probably not the best work flow, but the picture is a little improved.

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Old 06-02-2008, 09:12 PM
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Hi All
Thanks everyone for your help.
right now I don't know much about layers and masks but I see
I am going to start learning them.

I am just starting to use Photoshop, I have been using Coreldraw but just using the built in touchups.

Again thanks for the help

Dustyshop
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