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Removing major scratches

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Old 04-18-2007, 07:15 PM
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Re: Removing major scratches

Hard to do too much with such a low res image, but Here is what I could do in about 5 minutes.

I converted back to greyscale using the channel mixer, with 100% blue, and 28% Green. Then added a level layer to set the levels.

I touched up a few of the worst spots with heal and patch tools.

More could be done with a higher resolution scan, but you should get the idea.

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Old 04-18-2007, 08:40 PM
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Re: Removing major scratches

Thanks for the suggestion on the book DCobb.
S@lim: That's pretty amazing although I've tried and failed to reproduce it. However, I've yet to be impressed by either Noiseware or Neat Image - maybe it's just me not fully getting to grips with either yet.
Thanks Dave Cox - I'll have a mess around with it.
Trouble with PS, I've found, is that just when I think I'm getting to grips it, I discover a whole host of other possibilities. Then of course, I wanna go back to all my original files and start over.
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