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Old 12-18-2008, 02:21 PM
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Help Please! Grainy/scratchy/worn photo

Hi! I'm new, and I'm working on a photo for a client. I'm not really sure where to begin on this one. Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:12 PM
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Re: Help Please! Grainy/scratchy/worn photo

Well the first step in my opinion is to apply Global Correction to the photo. Correct the magenta cast and increase the luminosity and increase the contrast.

Then start working on the removal of the artifacts

Then rebuild and polish the image.

I started on your image and corrected the color and contrast and increased the luminosity. The next steps are a tad tedious



You can post images up to 195k incidentally that are easier to work with. If you have photoshop you can use the save for web option and optimize the photo to 195 k.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:15 PM
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Re: Help Please! Grainy/scratchy/worn photo

Schala, welcome to RetouchPRO! Nice to have you aboard and hope you enjoy your time here. Look around, try different things, learn, share, exchange ideas and opinions... Most of all feel at home!

What software are you using?

How bout a link to the high resolution picture?


After you post your less than 100K version here, you could also post a link to the site that is hosting a larger version Use one of your own or any of these other host options:
ImageVenue.com (3Meg max, free) or pixentral.com (2Meg max, free) or photobucket.com (1 Meg max free,... 5 Meg PRO)-- or Flickr.com (5Meg max free (BUT. they reduce it to 1024 long side unless you pay)) .

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Phil, you have to be a Patron to post up to 200K.. the limit for Jr. Members is 100K

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Old 12-18-2008, 04:30 PM
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Re: Help Please! Grainy/scratchy/worn photo

Thanks for the feedback, I'm going to get back to working on it tomorrow. Here is the file, I think the size is going to be part of the problem for me. They gave this to me on a disk and I don't believe they have the original for me to scan for them.

I'll give your suggestions a shot tomorrow and let you know how it goes! Thanks so much!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/97518302@N00/3118452491/

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Old 12-19-2008, 03:51 AM
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Re: Help Please! Grainy/scratchy/worn photo

One thing that you might try, it helped a little using Photoshop is to copy the layer. Use darken as the blending mode since most of the scratches appear to be light spots. Then on the copied layer use the move tool and click the up arrow and the right arrow a click or two. To that layer add a layer mask and fill the mask with black so that nothing on the copied layer shows.

Then paint areas of the mask in white to reveal the parts of the layer you want to use.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:36 AM
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Re: Help Please! Grainy/scratchy/worn photo

Try NeatImage (free for a dumbed-down version which usually gives a good starting point) www.NeatImage.com. Then an unsharp filter will give you a good starting point. Fool around unsharp until you obtain the best combination of detail and absence of spots.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:54 PM
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Re: Help Please! Grainy/scratchy/worn photo

Hi
had a bit play with this one and had to cheat a bit but hope you like my attempt
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:56 PM
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Re: Help Please! Grainy/scratchy/worn photo

hey Beefy24! What exactly did you do to the suit??
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:50 PM
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Re: Help Please! Grainy/scratchy/worn photo

Hi Schala
well when I said I cheated a bit... its not the same suit I pinched it from another photo..
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:56 PM
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Re: Help Please! Grainy/scratchy/worn photo

Well it looks great Beefy! I've been looking for another suit for a while and not really found one that I think will work.

The suggestions by philbach are helping a lot too! I'm hoping to be able to put this to rest tomorrow and would like to post for a critique!

Thanks!
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