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Old 12-14-2004, 05:41 PM
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Scanned from old photo with texture...

I got this old photo of grandmother... thing is it's old and the paper used has this texture to it. I'm not sure how I can remove all that pattern without spending hours on it ... sos... help..

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I just started playing with PictureMan 5 Pro... Got all night to figure this one out...
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Old 12-14-2004, 06:15 PM
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There's often many different ways. Can you post the pic and perhaps we can determine what might work best.
One idea though is to overscan the image 300 to 400% and step the file down via Image>Image Size in 2 to 4 increments. Another is to scan several times and each time rotate the picture.

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Old 12-15-2004, 08:16 AM
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OK.. here is the pic... prolly too low quality, but it should give you an idea of what I'm dealing with.. Thank yuou for any suggestions..
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Old 12-15-2004, 09:55 AM
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Old 12-15-2004, 10:16 AM
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OMG! Thank You!
I went over couple of different tutorials and was getting ready to work on it tonight, but what you've done is the quickest yet. This is great!
Thanx again!
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Old 12-15-2004, 10:32 AM
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Another thing to try

Since you have access to the original, scan it at a high resolution, turn the picture 180° and scan it again. Then line the second picture directly over the first one and set the top layer to darken. If they are lined up exactly, this will virtually eliminate the texture without losing much of the detail.

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Old 12-15-2004, 11:32 AM
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NICE! Will try that as well... It's X-Mas and all my family wants their photos fixed... so i'm looking for the quickest way...
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Old 12-15-2004, 12:56 PM
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Scanned from old photo with texture...

Used a software called AstraImage. Its very easy with this s/w to remove such patterns. Used a feature called FFT Edit and masked out all the bright spots.
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Old 12-16-2004, 03:06 AM
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Like krishna, to remove the texture in this picture, trying not to lose too many details and sharpness, I used FFT which, in my case, is the FFT Plug-in for Phototshop (here).

Roland explained very clearly how to use it here.

After running the FFT filter, I copied and pasted the original picture on top of the grey corrected one and set the blending to Color to go back to the original colour.

I used Curves and Levels to balance lights, shadows and midtones.
I used the Blur Tool to selectively smoothen some areas.
I created a soft vignette to fade the background a bit and make the lady's face 'pop' out more.
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Old 12-16-2004, 03:32 AM
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That's excellent Flora.The tones are so good in the restored version.
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