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Old 03-31-2005, 11:58 PM
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You might try writing an action to increase the size in 5% increments. Sometimes this can work quite well. Also, I think the Neat Image settings might be too aggressive. Can you post a larger untouched image?

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Old 04-06-2005, 12:43 PM
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Sorry about the long delay, things have been a bit hectic around here lately.

At any rate, I finally got around to rescanning the image and below is a larger version.

I haven't done anything to this copy, although I have been messing around with a bit, the part that I'm having the most difficulty with is the glasses/eye area.
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Old 04-06-2005, 04:45 PM
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I had another play around, This is what I did was blur the image to rid those spots and enhanced it slightly turned b&w and duplicated it to add face colour, I tried to get those glass's to look real but failed Now I have looked at the image again I now feel I over did the blur..

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Old 04-06-2005, 04:55 PM
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Here is the face just cleaned up using blur tool. Wish I knew just how now to bring out the face better
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Old 04-06-2005, 05:58 PM
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Hmmm... this one is tricky.

I passed it through Neat Image.
Ran a dust & scratches filter on the non-essential area (excluded face and text).
Fixed levels on the central picture.
Tried to do a bit of hand retouching on the face with heal and clone tools.

The result looks a little like it has had too much unsharp mask run on it! (Though I didn't do any) I had a lot of white noise at the edge of her face and glasses to fix, not totally successfully. (Succiu you didn't have sharpen switched on on in the scanner when you scanned did you?, or maybe this is a result of the Neat Image noise filter.)

Hmm...On second thoughts I think that levels setting is a bit harsh - I've toned it down a little. (second pic)
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Last edited by Caitlin; 04-07-2005 at 03:03 AM. Reason: Added variation to image
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:51 AM
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Succio, with images like this with a strong texture, it is often advantageous to scan it again, change none of the settings on your scanner, but this time rotate the image 180 before you re-scan.

Then the two images can be combined. As the shadows from the texture in one will be 180 out of phase with the shadows on the other,by laying one image over the other, and using Lighten or Darken Blend modes, much of the texture cancels itself out, leaving an easier job of correction.
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Old 04-07-2005, 03:02 AM
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Gary - this is a great technique - I used it with a photo of mine a couple of days ago. What I did discover though, is scanner distortion can really put a fly in the ointment. I initially scanned in the corner of my scanner thinking it would make it easy to get an exact 180 rotation, but was unable to get the two images to fall into registration. When I moved to scanning in the centre of the platter the result was far more successful. I don't know if this is a sign of a faulty scanner... (Epson 2480)
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Old 04-07-2005, 07:45 AM
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Hi Caitlin, all scanners have a sweet spot, an area where they scan best. There's a post somewhere on this site that tells you how to determine it for your scanner.

Find it here http://cui.unige.ch/pedsi/scanners/w...eet/sweet.html

Also try this scanner tutorial.
http://digitaldog.net/files/Scanningtutorial.pdf

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Old 04-07-2005, 09:37 AM
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wow, thats a great tip Gary, thanks

I couldnt leave all of the settings as default because the image comes out too small to be useful for our purpose, so I did have to make some adjustments, its still a huge improvement.

The first image is an older scan and the second is using the technique you described above.

Now maybe I can do something with it

EDIT: Oh, I also ran both images through Neat Image on default settings.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:46 AM
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Family Photo

Well I did find that the blue channel seemed to be the best one. So I converted this image to black and white.
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