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Decrack action and PS5.0

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Old 12-17-2001, 04:13 PM
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Smile the magic selection

Serge,

The step you're wondering about is actually making a mask-like selection of the current image. Hitting 'quick mask' with this selection active would result in a semi-transparent looking version of the image, in red. It's accomplished in 6.0 by pressing Ctl-Alt-Shift-~ (that last character is the tilde, right above the Tab key on my keyboard).

Hopefully it's available in 5.0 as well as 6.0. If not, you'll need to do something like make a temporary mask out of the (inverted) grayscale and then set the selection to that layer mask.

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Old 12-17-2001, 04:20 PM
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Oh great. Thanks Tim. I figured it must do the opposite effect by switching something during the process but this is even better.
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Old 12-17-2001, 06:11 PM
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Hi Tim

You provided the proper clue. Your "Ctrl+Shift+Alt+~" shortcut worked.

I tried the action on the photo at http://www.retouchpro.com/tutorials/decrack/tut_1.jpg
and it seems to have done a good job.

Now... how do I send you this "action" that works in Photoshop 5.x?
Or is there a way to send it to this forum?

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Old 12-17-2001, 06:42 PM
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Thumbs down just post it as an attachment

I'm sure the friendly janitor will put it in its proper place if you just attach it, Serge. Thanks for all the work!

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Old 12-17-2001, 06:54 PM
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Hi Tim

I'm trying to find an e-mail address?
Out of luck so far?
Any hints on where I can find it on this page?

Sorry about this post, I just found Doug Nelson's e-mail address.

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Old 12-17-2001, 08:05 PM
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Hi Tim

I have just attached the action.
This action works in Photoshop 5.x.

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Serge
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Old 12-19-2001, 12:13 PM
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Thanks to both of you, I now have an action that will work in 5.0 (it's been tried). I've had a lot of company lately, and haven't had much time. Thanks again.

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Old 12-19-2001, 02:17 PM
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Hi Ed

The action that I attached, is a set containing two actions.

The "Decrack" action is the same as the original. It has the MINIMUM filter activated, and is best used on white cracks.

The other action, I named "Decrack dark" and this one has the MAXIMUM filter active. It is best used on dark cracks.

I wish to thank Mr. Tim Edwards for sharing this action with us.

NOTE to Tim:
I hope you don't mind but I changed the "6.0" to "5.x" in your first STOP in the action. It reads:

"Decrack v1.0 Nov. 2001 - Photoshop 5.x (c) 2001, Tim J. Edwards Purpose: Auto-removal of high-contrast cracks and scratches when retouching photographs. (feel free to disable this dialog when you tire of it)"

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Old 12-19-2001, 02:24 PM
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Will the 5.x version work just as easily in v6? Might be able to save some confusion if it does.
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Old 12-19-2001, 03:02 PM
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Hi Doug

To my knowledge, most actions created in PS5.x do work in PS6.0. There are very few actions (created in PS5.x) that do not work in PS6.0. I believe that this action should work in PS6.0. You would need to try it out. I have Photoshop 5.5 so I cannot confirm if it will work in PS6.0.

PS6.0 actions do not work in PS5.x.
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