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Old 01-28-2008, 09:42 AM
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Re: Making Handwritten Text Readable

nspwis, what i mean was, after i weant into quick mask mode, i went to my channels palet....do a select all of my temporary quick mask mode (channel) and paste in right back into the same channel. nothing happens here, until you go to "edit" command>shift>F and switch to "overlay mode"
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:45 PM
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Re: Making Handwritten Text Readable

Corrected the levels. Duplicated the layer under multiply and then moved the fill until satisfied with results. Brought up the contrast just a bit. There is a ghost around the writting in the one posted. That is seen here. Perhaps a rescan would help for that before you start to restore. Try setting it on a higher resolution that might eliminate that problem.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:13 PM
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Re: Making Handwritten Text Readable

here's a better task, or excercise to help your masking skills......turn the pencil script into ink. do not affect any of the paper at all.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:04 PM
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Re: Making Handwritten Text Readable

May not be super excellent results but it is QUICK.
Filter>Sketch>Photocopy
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:41 PM
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Re: Making Handwritten Text Readable

Here's what it says:


It will then require from ¾ hrs to 2 hrs to rise and should be brushed with milk before putting into oven and again when taken out.

Rolls should be much lighter than bread when baked. A loaf of bread should double in size from the time of making out to the time of baking. Bread is considered better when baked in separate loaves, the best size pan being 4 in. deep, 4 wide and 10 to 12 in long. A loaf should bake from ¾ to 1 hour in a hot oven, Rolls from 15 to 20 minutes. When a loaf of bread is thoroughly done it may be held in the hand and soon as taken from the oven and will not burn the hand.

Milk should be boiled when used for bread making in summer.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:07 AM
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Re: Making Handwritten Text Readable

Filter>Sketch>Photocopy looks like just what I need -- quick and easy, considering I have more than 100 pages to convert and print. The only problem -- when I tried it, I got a negative -- the writing is white and the background black. There must be a setting that changes it to black on white, but I can't find it. Any advice?
Thanks for all the help on this -- it is appreciated.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:45 AM
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Re: Making Handwritten Text Readable

I answered my own question - before using the Sketch>Photocopy filter, I had to make sure the foreground color was set to black and the background to white. I must have had it reversed, the first time I tried it.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:45 PM
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Re: Making Handwritten Text Readable

A crude, but effective approach is:

1. Image > Adjustments > Levels. Use the white point eyedropper to set the paper color to white. Click OK.

2. Use the magnifying glass tool repeatedly to enlarge the document until the handwriting strokes are wide enough to select.

3. Image > Adjustments > Levels. Use the black point eyedropper to set the handwriting strokes' color to black. Click OK.

4. Adjust the document's magnification so you can read a few words or lines at a time.

This doesn't produce a very nice restoration, but it is useful if your main goal is to read the document.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:02 PM
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Re: Making Handwritten Text Readable

leveled all the colors only, then black eyedropper and white eyedropper in level.
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