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Old 05-04-2006, 09:06 PM
therookie therookie is offline
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Sorry for the confusion...

the first post is from my brothers crap scanner and the second pic i posted that was scanned was from the new one i bought but i think a scanner that is a step down would do somewhat of the same job...

Anyway, i was thinking about replacing the bg alltogether as it is blown out anyway but was curious what filter in PS i should use to recreate the texture that it has...

any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:05 AM
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Any more advice on what to do with this? Thanks!

(must say i love the patch tool for fixing the cracks in the white areas!!!)
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:17 AM
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Just an idea

Nice work on the cracks.

-used Noise Ninja on the highlights to reduce the dirt
-adjusted color balance--more blue/cyan in highlights, more yellow/magenta in shadows--this is just something I like to do to old sepia photos.
-masked curve--darkened the baby's head slightly to give it contrast
-smart sharpen--fade highlights to prevent halos.

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Old 05-06-2006, 03:58 PM
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thanks Bart! did you see my final result? the printed version didnt come out well but oh well.
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