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Old 02-08-2007, 07:00 PM
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Need advice in removing ink marks

New to the forum.

Someone drew on this photo with blue ink and since I've always wanted to learn how to restore and touch up photos, I started this project.

My skills and knowledge are amateur. The most advanced feature I know how to do is cloning.

I've searched online before finding this site, and I read somewhere about using blue channel palette to remove ink marks. Can someone here elaborate on this or offer any other advice on which technique I should be using?

I think I can do a decent job using the cloning technique, but I'm hoping there are other methods that will produce a better result.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:25 PM
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Re: Need advice in removing ink marks

Welcome aboard first of all!!!

The cloning tool will take you a long way in this photo.
I would also experiment with levels to brighten up a little the photograph.

Take a crack at it and post your progress. I'm sure many members will "pipe in" with all kinds of solid recommendations.

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I tested my own theory (cloning) for 5 minutes and I think you will do fine. Take your time and pay attention to the color and shade transition areas.


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New to the forum.

Someone drew on this photo with blue ink and since I've always wanted to learn how to restore and touch up photos, I started this project.

My skills and knowledge are amateur. The most advanced feature I know how to do is cloning.

I've searched online before finding this site, and I read somewhere about using blue channel palette to remove ink marks. Can someone here elaborate on this or offer any other advice on which technique I should be using?

I think I can do a decent job using the cloning technique, but I'm hoping there are other methods that will produce a better result.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:58 PM
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Re: Need advice in removing ink marks

it would be interesting to know if someone has a tehnique to get rid of those line quick.cloning would take a lot of time and it would be difficult in the same time keep the shadows and lights in the right place
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:44 PM
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Re: Need advice in removing ink marks

I am not a professional retoucher and do this stuff for fun. Using CS2 and a Wacom graphics tablet I find that using the Wacom pen tool lets you tackle this type of thing rather quickly. Would hate to have to do this using a mouse. Basically cloning and healing brush. This picture is not in a final form and a good retoucher would be able to take this picture further for a final client product.

Wishing you success in bringing your picture to a final product.

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Old 03-02-2007, 10:53 PM
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Re: Need advice in removing ink marks

Hi

I'm new here, and tried to retouch this photo for you. As in this is the first time I have ever tried to do something like this. I did use a mouse and the cloning tool (yea, that pen might have been really nice to have). I'm sure someone will come along and help you out a lot more! I was having a hard time with all of the shadow areas.

http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1bH7...kFA2_thumb.jpg

Best of luck,
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:23 AM
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Re: Need advice in removing ink marks

Cloning and smudging will do the trick...
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:59 PM
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Re: Need advice in removing ink marks

Hi SK7
Welcome to RetouchPro

I 'layer shifted' and cloned out the ink. I had a harder time trying to color correct it.

Ken.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:50 PM
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Re: Need advice in removing ink marks

welcome, sk7.

this thread is really a restoration, so i'm moving it to the restoration forum.

you might also look around in there for similar threads and take a look at the threads at the top of that forum. there is one there that might help you physically remove the ink marks from the photo.
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:25 PM
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I have done a couple of these, by tedious use of several editing tools. Example attached.

I'd like to follow up on ken,s comment on layer shifting. do you mean replacing the ink by way of color shift?

Joe
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:41 PM
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Re: Need advice in removing ink marks

Hi Joe

Layer Shifting
Create four copies on layers above the original and set them all to lighten mode
Shift one layer one pixel up
Shift one layer one pixel down
Shift one layer one pixel left
Shift one layer one pixel right

You can create as many layers as you wish and shift some by several pixels

This does not remove all the ink, but it does reduce it
I used 'dust and scratches' to remove the remainder

Once all the ink marks are gone

Select all > copy merged > paste and Add a hide all mask

Switch off all the intermediate layers and than paint onto the mask to remove the ink

One day I will write a tutorial. If I remember I will post a link here.



In the example picture that you posted I may have used 'Color DeConvolution'

It works really well on some pictures and is available here (PC only, I think)

http://home.planet.nl/~ber03728/4N6site/main.htm

(Ask Charles for a license)

Hope this helps

Ken.
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