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Old 03-03-2010, 08:07 AM
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Hi

I have a family photo that I cannot seem to get anywhere with
I would be extremely gratefull to anyone who could help

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http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/9799/familytime.jpg

Many thanks in advance
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:15 AM
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what kind of flatbed scanner are you using? Magnified looks like a newspaper print. Also looks like scan lines too. The better the scan, the better the results
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:24 AM
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Hi

Thanks for the quick reply
I am using an Epson R620 printer/scanner

The photo is printed on a textured paper

Many thx
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:16 PM
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In the setup for scanning is there a descreening choice under filters.... that might help with the texture.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:43 PM
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Hi Wolfman

Thanks for the tips

The actual texture of the photo is no causing my main problems
Most of the problems revolve round
The darkness/blotchiness of some colours plus the cellotape

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Old 03-04-2010, 12:46 AM
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smurf, real quick and dirty, I converted to cmyk-replaced both the c and y channel with m. That took care of most of the spots. From a duplicate of the original I used the eyedropper to sample colors and then painted in on the new image on blank color blend mode layers. Like I said real fast just to give you ideas of what you can do. The light area in running up the mans leg could easily be masked out with a layer set to multiply. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:22 AM
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Crazyfly

What an improvement already
Very many thanks for taking the time

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:24 AM
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What I see harder on this pic is matching the texture when fixing.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:53 PM
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Right Quantum3, that's why I did what I did by eliminating channels where the biggest problems were. Also why I suggest a new layer set to multiply to fix the faded areas. That way we are only altering luminance and saturation, not whole pixels. No clone or heal. The sky will be a bit of a problem for the reason you indicate, I don't see a way around that.
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:02 PM
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Right Quantum3, that's why I did what I did by eliminating channels where the biggest problems were. Also why I suggest a new layer set to multiply to fix the faded areas. That way we are only altering luminance and saturation, not whole pixels. No clone or heal. The sky will be a bit of a problem for the reason you indicate, I don't see a way around that.
You may mask out the existung sky and replacing it by a new one. I don't know if that's allowed in restoration, not my field, but that's a great solution ^^
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