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Old 10-14-2006, 08:55 PM
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Hi Bart.
I tried the ‘quick start’
I don’t get step 4? I missed it out and it worked OK? But your results are better than I could get. I am using PS7 but I think I translated it right?
Are you just trying to remove the darkest areas of the damage?
Ken.
You are correct--my crack mapping only gets the white parts of the cracks, but there's a thin shadow below and right of each crack, so I shift the mask to center it better to get the shadows before expanding. Skipping step 4 would still yield a good headstart.

The colors are you version are great--that's one of those things I haven't practiced much yet.

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Old 10-15-2006, 12:18 AM
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Re: Cracks and stains galore

Gave it a try for a little practice. It would be nice to have Flora's talent.

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Old 10-15-2006, 07:55 AM
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Re: Cracks and stains galore

Hi Bart.

Thanks.
Now I understand step 4.

The reason that I did not get as good results was because I could not find a patch of the image to define a good pattern. Maybe I should have made the patch seamless?

I tried again and used the whole image rotated 180 as the pattern. This gave much better results.

This method is a good idea.
I usually just paint over large cracks before using the healing tool but this method is quicker and more accurate.


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Old 10-15-2006, 11:56 AM
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Re: Cracks and stains galore

fascinating the styles and procedures each of us find and use.

something that i rarely have used is setting the mode before i clone or push. normally, i do my work and then change to a different blend mode. but something flora has been saying over many different postings seemed to indicate that she sets the blend mode before cloning/healing. so, thought i'd give that a try.

first, i ran FFT rgb, but then i left the black and white result as is with just the luminance mode set and duplicated that and turned off the prior copy. i then added a blank layer over the top of this and set it to luminance also. and rather than clone i used push with a softer brush than i normally use. this allowed me to 'push' the luminance around effectively wiping out the white marks. the downside is that it also leaves a bit of color leftovers.

for the color leftovers, i copy merged and copied to a new layer and ran a normal clone in normal blend mode.

it was an interesting experiment for me.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:06 PM
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Re: Cracks and stains galore

well, I uploaded it to the archives. I do not understand ImageJ in the least. I played with it all day yesterday and decided I totally stink at math!!sooooo...I am trying to do the work in Photoshop only, with no extra plugins.
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:33 PM
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i worked on the face mostly. used decrack to isolate the cracks. then noise ninja
followed by the patch tool to smooth the bad areas. desaturated adjusted the levels and overlayed copy of orginal set to color blend mode.
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:58 PM
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Re: Cracks and stains galore

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Hi Bart.

Thanks.
Now I understand step 4.

The reason that I did not get as good results was because I could not find a patch of the image to define a good pattern. Maybe I should have made the patch seamless?

Ken.
For the texture I had grabbed a tiny square from his cheek. I just noticed I forgot to even mention using the pattern maker in Photoshop. I need to edit that post. I used the pattern maker to convert a patch of his cheek into a texture. (Doh!)

Bart
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:27 AM
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Re: Cracks and stains galore

Hello all

I used mostly Flora's advice, although nowhere near as good, but some of everyones.
To remove the texture I used Image Analyzer.

Flora if I may ask... do you use a darken layer to even the color, say the light cracks...then use the healing brush for overall evening?

Butch
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