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Old 03-04-2005, 02:16 AM
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Question Removing stripes very very ugly

hello everyone. i have very trouble getting rid of vertical lines in some of my pictures. do you know of a way to remove the stripes without extensive use of blur and without losing detail?


in first attached picture you can clearly see the troublemaker; second picture is my try with neatimage, but as you can see stripes are still there and i lost some details.


it would be great if anyone know good way to deal with those lines, have a nice day!
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Old 03-04-2005, 06:25 AM
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Stripe Removal

An interesting problem. I admit I haven't solved it but what helped some was to do the following.

Copy the layer. Then select darken for the blending mode. Select the move tool and click the right arrow three times. That moves the darker stripes over the lighter ones..

Thats the start. Then use the various blurr filters using darken or lighten blending modes

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Old 03-04-2005, 08:44 AM
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It was a small picture to work with, needed a larger picture really, anyhow, i worked on the face, yes its lighter, but don't ya know wrinkles are not usually downwards...(I could tell a joke here but i wont) Anyhow nice smiley eyes you got. Great picture, if you want to use this your welcome, but i didnt do the ears.
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Old 03-04-2005, 09:11 AM
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I tried a variation of Flora's tutorial on Remove Photo Paper Texture From
Old Photos. You can follow her excellent instructions found in the Tutorial Section of the site.

I did deviate from her tutorial in the following ways:

1. I increased the Y setting in Neat Image to 90%
and I followed her settings for the Gaussian Blur layer.

2. I painted back in the detail in the eyes, lips, creases just as she directs.

3. I then Merged Visible and added some skin texture since the Neat Image
and Gaussian Blur made him very smooth. Don't forget to add noise as
she lists in the instructions.

4. For the texture I selected Filter>Stylize>Emboss with a setting of
Height-1 and Amount of 298, (299 would have been too much!).

5. I added an Empty Layer set to Softlight Blend Mode with a soft Black
brush went over the hair and shadows.

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Old 03-04-2005, 09:15 AM
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Sorry, something went wrong and I sent the wrong image, AHHHH.
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Old 03-04-2005, 09:47 AM
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hey this is great, thank you all for trying to fix the picture! hmm it seems those lines cannot be beaten without softening the image to an extent where most detail is lost. curse you stripes!
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:08 AM
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It might take some additional experimentation but here's what I came up with using Alex Chirokov FFT filter.

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Old 03-04-2005, 11:04 AM
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Dave, you did a great job there!
I have had the opportunity to exchange some PM's with limaze about this type of image and I must admit that I had advised him that it would be very difficult to use the FFT in this situation.
To me the little "stars" would get mixed up with the central horizontal line.
I took a different path but now I'll go back and rethink the FFT way.

I applied a High-pass and a GBlur at radius 1.0 to a duplicate layer. Inverted this, set blending to linear light and then increased the contrast until the stripes disappeared. Masked this, because some details also disappeared. Then masked in a new duplicate layer with GBlur 2.0 and some texture.

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Old 03-04-2005, 11:38 AM
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Duv, this is awesome, thats exactly what i was looking for. but how did you know what part of fft picture to modify?



hello byro! did you get my latest private message? its in unread status for a week now, i thought you were on vacation

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Old 03-04-2005, 01:25 PM
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Stripes

Well I did a few more steps this time.

First I copied the layer to a new layer with the blend mode darken. Selected the move tool and clicked the right arrow x 3 to bring the dark bands over the light bands.
To this layer I applied a mask and painted in the various areas.

I copied this layer and ran neat image on it.

on a new layer above that using soft light I touched up a few areas.
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