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Old 12-28-2006, 06:12 PM
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Re: Can I remove the dots

I used the GML (search this forum for it, it's a free extraction tool) for the top half and the pen tool for the bottom half.

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Old 12-28-2006, 06:17 PM
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Re: Can I remove the dots

With the original high res I'm sure you can get a much better outcome.
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:36 AM
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Re: Can I remove the dots

Hi,

Colan,

welcome to RP!!

What Vikki said about posting the original scanning too....

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Can I eliminate these at scanning or is there a way of reducing or removing all together in Photoshop?
..I think scanning at different angles helps a lot in minimizing this kind of patterns.... this Tutorial shows you how... But, if re-scanning isn't an option, Photoshop will help you get very good results.

Like unimatrix001, I used the FFT filter on your picture. Here is the archive page of Alex Chirokov creator of the free FFT Plug-in for Photoshop.

I have both versions, but tend to use the RGB version of FFT/IFFT because it gives you the same results and it's simpler to use ... You can find Rô's Tutorial on the usage of FFT here.

Attachment 1 = my final result.
Attachment 2 = Before&After FFT
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:35 PM
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Re: Can I remove the dots

Hi Flora

Thanks for the warm welcome. Your version is amazing, I doubt if I 'll ever get close to your standard on the other two photo's, but I have downloaded the fft filter and will practise and hopefully learn at the same time.

Could you tell me the other proceedures you used and how do you get the extraction so clear and accurate.

Thanks

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Old 12-29-2006, 01:36 PM
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Re: Can I remove the dots

Hi again Colan..

you are welcome and thank you for your kindness!!

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..... will practise and hopefully learn at the same time
I'm sure you will ... Just don't give up ....I was about to throw my computer out of the window when i started with the FFT Filter!!!

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...how do you get the extraction so clear and accurate.
... very simple... I didn't extract at all!!! ... I simply restored the original background after having created a (not very accurate) mask around the subject > Attachment 1.... As for my procedures here they are: (I work with Photoshop)
  • used the magic wand to select the Background.

  • with the selection active (marching ants around it), I created a Level Adjustment Layer where, to remove the cyan cast, I tweaked the Reds only as in Attachment 2

  • After that, I created a new blank Layer and set its Blending to Color.. with a fuzzy brush (Opacity 30-50%), sampling colour from surrounding areas, I painted over the discolorations in the girl's face, hair and top. You can find a Tutorial on this procedure here just scroll down the page to the "BLANK/EMPTY LAYERS SET TO...." paragraph.

  • I used the Patch Tool to remove the scratches.

  • I used Neat Image (a Noise Removing software which comes in 2 versions: as standalone only (free) or with the addition of a PS plug-in (not free))... Neat Image can be downloaded here and on the same page you will find the links to manual, support, tips and tricks..

  • I used the Heal Brush to clean the spots on the background.

  • Finally I lightly sharpened the girl by using Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask.

Hope this helps ... but just 'yell' if you need more help..
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:22 PM
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Re: Can I remove the dots

Hi Again

Thanks for your prompt reply. I will now go and try to work through your workflow and see how they turn out.

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Old 12-29-2006, 02:33 PM
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Re: Can I remove the dots

i'll just add one thing to flora's post regarding the FFT/IFFT. well, two things. first, she's right about throwing the computer out the window... most of us were close to that when we first ran into it

and two, there's an even simpler version in "Image Analyzer" which seems to work very well and that others use here. i've tried both and tend to use the RGB FFT/IFFT rather than image analyzer's, but mostly because i learned on FFT/IFFT and that's what i'm most used to. but, dont overlook image analyzer either. it has some very good things in it and, it's free.

and my welcome to RP as well
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