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Old 04-16-2004, 12:10 PM
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I have tried to attach a picture. Dont know if it worked. The picture has tiny hexagon shapes all over it. It is an old school picture. I have had some like this a long time ago and was able to remove the shapes with a program that allowed me to chose what geometric shape I wanted to use as a filter. But I have lost that program and dont remember its name.
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Old 04-16-2004, 12:41 PM
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This is the picture.
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Old 04-16-2004, 02:29 PM
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This certainly doesn't fix the problem (usually multiple scans at different angles, then combining, or using a camera with diffuse lighting instead of a scanner in the first place is the recommended solution), but it certainly makes it less objectionable.

I copied the image onto a new layer, ran highpass filter until an even honeycomb pattern could be seen, then ran threshold to exagerate. Then I copied it, and made a levels adjustment layer, then pasted the highpass image in as a layer mask to the levels layer. Then I adjusted the levels to acheive this effect.

Perhaps this will pique someone's interest enough to develope it further.

I've attached a small version of what the mask looked like.
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Old 04-16-2004, 02:30 PM
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Not sure what program you had before but Neat Image does a pretty good job. Ran it thru 3 times. You can download a Demo version from neatimage.com.

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Old 04-17-2004, 12:31 AM
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Thanks for your help, but I got the picture done with PS-CS
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Old 04-17-2004, 06:39 AM
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Couldn't resist having a go even though you have now done this yourself, and extremely well. Please let us know which method you used as it is always interesting, especially if someone has found a new way to do it.

I used my usual method with this type of problem which is very gently smudging with a very soft brush. The background is a copy of the original with rotation blur and ocean wave distort and a mask applied.

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Old 04-17-2004, 08:40 PM
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What was the method you used?


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Thanks for your help, but I got the picture done with PS-CS
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Old 04-18-2004, 10:35 AM
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Xaran;
I like yours better. How did you do the eyes?
Without the missing program, I used alot of gaussian blur and a levels adjustment layer, clicked the auto window. But my results would be better with the missing program, by using the pentagon or hexagon selection. Better except for the eyes, love those eyes.
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Old 04-18-2004, 11:50 PM
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Xaran;
I like yours better. How did you do the eyes?
The eyes were done the same as the rest of the picture but using a very small brush and gently smudging in the appropriate direction.

The problem with using blurring is, as you have found, you can finish up with a blurred photo. I find that by using smudging I can control where the effect is taking place and the direction if necessary. For large areas I use a fairly large, soft edge brush and move it just a small amount, back and forth, up and down.

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Old 12-10-2004, 08:09 AM
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Used AstraImage to remove the pattern. Used the FFT Edit feature. Converted the image to grayscale and ran the FFT command. In the displayed FFT window, masked out (filled with black circles) the bright points which correspond the pattern. Took just about 5-6 minutes to do this.
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