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Old 09-23-2006, 11:54 PM
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Re: Too much noise please help

a couple things i dont understand there, flora. you got rid of all the scratches with neat image and a shadows selection with curves applied?

also, when you said
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are you talking about the selection you made earlier? i know selections and masks are very similar and i'm guessing that's all this is, but if you did use a mask in there, when did you add it?

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Old 09-24-2006, 09:50 AM
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Re: Too much noise please help

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a couple things i dont understand there, flora. you got rid of all the scratches with neat image and a shadows selection with curves applied?
... Not the scratches ... which I still remove by tedious, manual work .. .... I was talking about noise...

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also, when you said are you talking about the selection you made earlier? i know selections and masks are very similar and i'm guessing that's all this is, but if you did use a mask in there, when did you add it?
... I didn't ... in Photoshop, a Mask is only a non destructive, very flexible tool for refining, correcting or changing a selection.
After having made a selection (marching ants aound it = selection active), whatever Adjustment Layer you create for corrections in this selection, (in this case a Curves Adjustment Layer..) will come with the 'appropriate' mask by Photoshop default ....
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Old 09-24-2006, 03:29 PM
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Re: Too much noise please help

ah, ok. now i get it i'd forgotten that psp does this too with selections. and re the noise, ok, got it. gotta forgive an old man. the mind is always the first to go

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Old 09-24-2006, 03:45 PM
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Re: Too much noise please help

flora,

i had another go at this borrowing your method a bit. it's not exactly the same but worked well.

dupe bg
magic wand on shadows at 20% tolerance and 'continuous'. this picked up just the main dark areas.

copy selection to new layer.

curves adj layer on copied selection layer.

copy merge and paste to new layer.

digital camera noise removal on copy merge layer.

clone to remove scratches and other unwanteds.

copy merge and paste to new layer again.

high pass sharpen at 6 radius, 80 strength.

i didnt double the image size this time because i just wanted to use flora's method quickly. i also went a bit differently on the curve. i lightened it more than flora but that's just an optional thing.

that's a fairly quick, but effective method, flora. thank you

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Old 09-25-2006, 12:19 PM
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Thanks Flora
Thanks Kraellin

Your work on this is amazing! Putting your methods to work greaty improved my restoration. A lot of "hand work" but the result was much better.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-25-2006, 01:29 PM
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Re: Too much noise please help

npc doug,

you're welcome. feel free to post your work or any others, here or in the other forums if they fit there better.

and thank you, flora; you keep me shooting for better by your continuing high standards and work

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Old 09-26-2006, 05:15 AM
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Re: Too much noise please help

Had a go with this a few days back, and then left it sitting in a folder (sorry).

Didn't do too much other than a bit of cloning, a few levels adjustments, then used Neat Image in a couple of masked layers to take out some of the noise.

Added a new Matt as well.
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Old 09-26-2006, 05:41 PM
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nicely done, gary.

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Old 09-26-2006, 10:00 PM
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Re: Too much noise please help

Here's my try using Neat Image and cloning/healing. I generally use Neat Image BEFORE any cloning or healing. The cloning and healing tools remove the noise where they are use. Neat Image assumes that the noise is uniform across the photo.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:50 AM
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Re: Too much noise please help

Thanks Craig.

Quite a subtle one this, as the line between over smoothing and not is quite a fine one. Its easy to lose some of the finer detail (hope I have't done that), still it's very much a judgement call.

Nice work duwayne.
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