RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

Removing Dust and Scratches

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 05-27-2008, 01:19 PM
HILDA WOOD's Avatar
HILDA WOOD HILDA WOOD is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Stratford Upon Avon England
Posts: 65
Re: Removing Dust and Scratches

Finished my image, wanted to post it here, so flattened all layers, but it wont save as a jpg, the option is not in my list. Anyone help?
Thanks
Reply With Quote top
  #22  
Old 05-27-2008, 02:32 PM
philbach's Avatar
philbach philbach is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Belgium, Wi
Posts: 1,332
Save as jpg

Well make sure you don't have any residual alpha channels or paths in your image file. if you are using photoshop. Try using the save for web and devices command.
Reply With Quote top
  #23  
Old 05-28-2008, 12:57 AM
HILDA WOOD's Avatar
HILDA WOOD HILDA WOOD is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Stratford Upon Avon England
Posts: 65
Re: Removing Dust and Scratches

OK everyone, heres my before and after restoration. Thanks for all your help. Hope it meets the standard.
+
Attached Images
File Type: jpg mom-done-2copy-copy-3.jpg (121.8 KB, 95 views)
File Type: jpg 600res-mom-model.jpg (128.0 KB, 59 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #24  
Old 05-28-2008, 02:13 AM
HILDA WOOD's Avatar
HILDA WOOD HILDA WOOD is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Stratford Upon Avon England
Posts: 65
Re: Removing Dust and Scratches

Bye the way, thanks Philback, I hadnt disposed of my Alpha Channels, but here are other reasons why PSD's dont always save as JPEGS, and how to resolve it.
Check out this Adobe support link.
http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/view...5073&sliceId=1
Reply With Quote top
  #25  
Old 05-28-2008, 03:52 AM
Ziaphra's Avatar
Ziaphra Ziaphra is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 439
Re: Removing Dust and Scratches

I agree there are many ways to skin a cat. Cloning, smudging, adjustment layers and noise are the routes I choose to go. I never once used any filter...I don't like them as you lose so much clarity with them.

I don't want to sound nasty Hilda but if I was a paying client, there is no way I would accept that. Practice and patience hun.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 600res-mom-model.jpg (36.4 KB, 94 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #26  
Old 05-28-2008, 04:25 AM
philbach's Avatar
philbach philbach is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Belgium, Wi
Posts: 1,332
Re: Removing Dust and Scratches

Well I think it is a nice retouch and your off to a good start. To improve you just need to keep working with the photos. In your retouch you could ask yourself does the original photo have so much noise in the back ground or is the background very smooth. My guess is that photos of that kind had very little grain in them. But it was a tough original and it looks a whole lot better.
Reply With Quote top
  #27  
Old 05-28-2008, 12:29 PM
lurch's Avatar
lurch lurch is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 574
Re: Removing Dust and Scratches

Ali, the improvement in your photo is impressive. Now it's just a matter of practicing and observing, as Phil said. Good work on a difficult photo.

Ziaphra, you're a true artist - your rendition looks like it was taken yesterday. Good example for us all to aim for.
Reply With Quote top
  #28  
Old 05-28-2008, 12:47 PM
Ziaphra's Avatar
Ziaphra Ziaphra is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 439
Re: Removing Dust and Scratches

Thank you lurch...

Ali (Hilda), I hope I did not offend you with my comment...I am normally softer in my criticism...sorry.
Reply With Quote top
  #29  
Old 05-29-2008, 05:29 AM
HILDA WOOD's Avatar
HILDA WOOD HILDA WOOD is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Stratford Upon Avon England
Posts: 65
Re: Removing Dust and Scratches

Ziaphra,
Good job Im only a novice enthusiast and dont have to rely on restoration to earn a crust! Just do it for friends and family (for free). You raised the bar, so I couldnt wallow in complacency and had to try again. I think I just got sucked in with the dust and scratch removal bit, and didnt look at the rest of it. See what you think of this effort.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg More-effort.jpg (99.4 KB, 74 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #30  
Old 05-29-2008, 06:22 AM
Ziaphra's Avatar
Ziaphra Ziaphra is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 439
Re: Removing Dust and Scratches

Much better. The contrast is making it look too harsh...that needs to be softened. Good job.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing dust,lint, and scratches from a photo Gerald McClaren Photo Restoration 6 03-02-2006 09:06 AM
Dust / Scratches without losing sharpness jasosmith Photo Restoration 2 12-17-2005 12:08 AM
Polaroid dust and scratches filter Ed_L Photoshop Help 3 12-02-2004 08:37 AM
help in dust and scratches garfield Photo Restoration 5 06-15-2002 09:43 AM
Dust & scratches with the history brush Doug Nelson Photo Retouching 0 05-20-2002 01:26 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved