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Old 06-30-2008, 01:14 PM
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I am restoring a family photo that has a lot of scratches but when I look through the channels they are mainly concentrated in the red and green channels---blue channel is pretty clean. Is there a way to use that to eliminate most of the scratches easily?? I just don't want to have to clone and heal the whole photo.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:36 PM
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Re: channels

Hi swarbees,
You can copy the blue channel (ctrl a, ctrl c, click on RGB go back to layers, new layer ctrl v to paste the blue layer). Hope this helps.
Ray
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:50 PM
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Re: channels

Yes, you can use the channels to help restore your photo. Add a channel mixer layer, and click the monochrome check box. Then experiment with the sliders untils you get the best possible photo. Since your blue channel is the best, start with your blue slider at about 150 to 200% and move the other two to about 50%.

The example here is the result of this type of adjustement.
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:10 PM
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Re: channels

thanks Ray
Its still daunting task but that looks so much better already
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:18 PM
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Re: channels

dave,
how do I get back to b&w -- the color is scewed and when I try to desaturate the choice is not available?
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:25 PM
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Dave
Sorry, I realized I didn't click the monochrome box first--that works like a charm!! Thank you thank you!
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