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Old 12-02-2006, 11:33 PM
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Re: Help - Extreme restoration challenge

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any chance you could take a picture of the picture rather than with the scanner? might get you a better end result.
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:28 AM
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Well with this photo I first used a channel mixer adjustment layer to monochrome and selected about 60% red and 40% green and 0% blue since the blue channel was the worst one. I then used two levels adjustment layers on top of that. The first layer was for the center part of the picture and the second layer for the outer margins. On the second layer I painted the central part of the layer mask dark. After combining the layers I then used Neat Image to decrease the general noise of the photo.

If you want sepia, you can always add it back in at the end.
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:28 AM
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Re: Help - Extreme restoration challenge

Thanks phil. It looks good. Craig I am going to try and capture a picture of it today. Any suggestions ..from you both or anyone else who has tried to to do this on how to get the best results will be appreciated. Neb
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:35 AM
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Well you should use a tripod. Nice lighting without reflections. Highest resolution possible on the camera. Several different exposure settings on the camera or use RAW if possible. Careful attention to depth of field. I.e. all areas of this curved photo need to be in focus. And if you are using a digital
camera blast away and use the best one.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:40 AM
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Re: Help - Extreme restoration challenge

neb,

i would say everything philbach said, plus have a look around the forums for similar threads. i know i remember seeing some about photographing photos instead of scanning. these might also have additional information useful here. and if Mike chimes in, i'm sure he has some excellent suggestions, being a pro photographer.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:08 AM
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No Tripod Phil, and no intentions of getting one soon!! But willtry all th eother suggestions. All I am trying to do is get a good copy of this photo. Thanks

Craig..who is Mike?? Help Mike!! Neb!!
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:09 AM
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mike is 'Mike'. that's his user name here on RP.
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:17 PM
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OK..Thanks craig. Neb
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School Days, School Days, Good Ole' golden rule days!!
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