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Old 01-14-2004, 09:48 PM
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I am a bit lost. I want to select a scanned shape that does not have even edges. When I use a magic wand it takes the shape of those edges. Even if I use contract comand followed by CLEAR to even edges, it is still not even because the marque itself is not even. Is there a way to straigten it so that I make my shapes' edges smooth and even?
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Old 01-14-2004, 11:24 PM
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Balky, IF I understand your problem, using the Path tool to outline your selection would let you make straight lines and eliminate the ragged edges.
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Old 01-14-2004, 11:37 PM
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I thought about it, but it will be very much work :-( I will spend hrs just to do that

Thanks for trying to hhelp
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Old 01-15-2004, 12:02 AM
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Much of your jaggies should disappear if you rescan at a much higher resolution. For example, if you originally scanned at 150 ppi, try rescaning at 800 ppi.

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Old 01-15-2004, 12:17 AM
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I scanned it at 300 dpi. here is a new scan at 800 and no results; is there a way to correct uneven marquee using PS7 resources?

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Old 01-15-2004, 09:58 AM
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Balky

When I look at your closeup, it looks like a huge improvement to me. Not perfect though. You might also try running Unsharp Mask at extreme levels as I did on the attachment. Otherwise, apart from C.J's advice, you might want to try masking and painting with black or white.

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Old 01-16-2004, 12:15 AM
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Balky, one method is as follows:
- gaussian blur -- I used 5 pixels radius on the first and about 15 on the second image -- this will vary from image to image
- adjust levels -- squeeze the black and white sliders into the middle, and play with the exact placement of all three sliders to get the effect you want

ps -- I learned this years ago from Kai Krause's tips
http://development.gurusnetwork.com/kpt/tip/4/

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Old 01-16-2004, 08:09 AM
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Smoothing jaggies

In Photoshop 7 you can smooth the edges by a few pixels
Under Select-Modify-smooth that will help but not too much or you will lose shape
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Old 01-16-2004, 09:52 AM
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Nice tip Scott. I'll keep this one handy.

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Old 01-16-2004, 11:12 PM
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Hey, guys.

Thanks for the input. Boy have I tried different blurs and median and no good results. Will try this now. FOr a reason they say "Live and learn" and I know that Photoshop has millions of tricks hidden for me and for any proffy person
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