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Old 11-07-2006, 03:11 PM
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Re: Restoring a faded arm

Hi Justin.

Thanks for your comments.
Attached is the same image before adding any colour. All this colour was salvaged from the original. So as you can see, a lot of the shading is from the original.

From there colour can be added.
Add a blank layer and set its blending mode to color, then just paint away. As I mentioned I did not take too much care with the painting because of the artefacts. A good tutorial on learning to colorize is here http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161015


Hope this helps.

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Old 11-07-2006, 03:17 PM
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Re: Restoring a faded arm

thanks again. And you gotta love worth1000! That site is great!
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:43 PM
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Re: Restoring a faded arm

Well it does appear that the edges are suffering more loss of contrast than the center part. So using a levels or curves adjustment layer with its mask can help solve that problem.

First a levels adjustment layer working on the center portion of the photo. Then use anothr levels adjustment layer to work on the periphery. Use a circule gradient default b&w colors black in the center to white on the edge.

It would be nice to scan this image without creating all of these severe jpg artifacts but at any rate add neat image to decrease the jpg blocking some.
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:57 AM
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Re: Restoring a faded arm

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It would be nice to scan this image without creating all of these severe jpg artifacts but at any rate add neat image to decrease the jpg blocking some.
Is there any way to scan it in without those artifacts. The problem that i am having doing that is it is a 16x20 picture, and it doesn't fit on my scanner. If i scan it in sections then it is very hard to reattach them as I have lines of overlap(even using the difference blending mode to ensure that they are lined up 100%) Either way the file size becomes huge!

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but at any rate add neat image to decrease the jpg blocking some.
But any rate Neat image to decrease the jpg blocking some??

Thanks!

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Old 11-08-2006, 04:59 PM
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But any rate Neat image to decrease the jpg blocking some??
http://www.neatimage.com/
A program for cleaning up image noise.

Edit to add: You might want to do a google search for panorama or stitching software. They are good for putting multiple scans of a large image together.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:55 AM
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Removing Jpeg

Well when scanning, save the image using a format that doesn't create artifacts. Scan the large picture at a low resolution say 100 dpi and save it in Photoshop, or Tiff. Stitch them together and then you will have a 16 by 20 photo and then resize the size down to a smaller size leaving the resample image unchecked so you will have a smaller image at higher resolution (same number of pixels. 16 x 20 at a 100 dpi = 8 x 10 at 200 dpi) Still save the image using the tiff format. Finally when posting here adjust the image size to around 800 pixels and use the save for web format. Save the last one as jpeg at the best quality you can to keep below the posting limit.

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