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Old 04-24-2005, 08:37 AM
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Putting a sheet of black paper behind the item that's showing print-through does make things a bit easier when it comes to scanning. This is assuming that it's black ink that showing through.
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:14 PM
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thank you !!

Thank you, girls !!
is this a forum of artist women?
All your directions work perfectly !!
Thank you very much
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Old 04-25-2005, 05:52 PM
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is this a forum of artist women?
No, I understand there are more men than women on this forum. You just got lucky this time!

I'm glad it is working for you. I hope we hear more from you.

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Old 04-27-2005, 06:17 AM
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OOOOppppssss ...... sorry Silvia!!!

Got distracted and didn't get back to you ....

I see you got the solution to your problem ... (thanks MaryLynn for your great Tip!!!) .... Hope to see you soon again....

Take care

P.S. .... I'm from Milano .... you?
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:10 AM
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Scanning Text

When I scan text and see the back page coming through I usually use curves instead of levels although both do the same thing.

In curves, in this image, I clicked the highlight box and then click into the input box in photoshop. I then press on the down arrow on the keyboard and watch the screen. When the bleed through text disappears I stop. In this case On the highlight side the input was 182 and the output 255.

Next I click on the black box and use the up arrow. In this case the input is 43 and the output is 0.
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