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Old 01-29-2009, 01:34 AM
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Texture problem.

This is a photo from the 1920's of my great-great grandmother Sarah Johnson (sitting) with her daughter Maud (standing).

I know how to fix the rips and will fix that later but I've been trying to focus on fixing the texture of the photo so I can see their faces a little better.
I've used blur> fade blur, and dust & scratches but it still did not turn out good.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


-Terrence

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/2...johnsonxi5.jpg
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:57 AM
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Re: Texture problem.

Try using the clone tool.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:27 AM
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Re: Texture problem.

can you post a 100% crop...

I can see the bumps but not really the what it really is.

Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) may help if its uniform. Using the FFT filter to remove photographic paper texture may help. Go here to download the IFFT filter. Or just do a search for one.

There is also an action called Decrack that you could try. Works realy well with the small cracks.

Hope it helps,
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:57 AM
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Re: Texture problem.

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This is a photo from the 1920's of my great-great grandmother Sarah Johnson (sitting) with her daughter Maud (standing).

I know how to fix the rips and will fix that later but I've been trying to focus on fixing the texture of the photo so I can see their faces a little better.

I've used blur> fade blur, and dust & scratches but it still did not turn out good.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

-Terrence

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/2...johnsonxi5.jpg
Terrence, welcome to RetouchPRO , What retouching software do you have? This will help focus the tips to the programs you have available to work with.

Externally linked images should only be made available as a backup for attached images. Sometimes links to outside sites can get broken, which makes an otherwise useful thread here pretty useless. By attaching the image to the post it will be viewable forever.

The following links may help!

Attaching Files or Images to Threads or Posts
Size and quality for Attached Images!

After you post your less than 100K version here, you could also post a link to the site that is hosting a larger version as you did.

On your picture there is no consistent "Pattern" so the FFT will not work.. I opted for simplicity and used the Automatic settings for Levels and Color then used the Polaroid Scratch & Dust remover (Dark then Light settings)(Free, found here) on a copied, masked layer..

Curves layer for contrast

Shft+Ctrl+Alt+N+E (combine all showing onto a new layer) Applied the median filter @1

Then did a High Pass filter @ about 2.5 set to Soft Light Mode just to sharpen things a bit..

That got me to this point..

Also, if you wanted to, tweaking the individual channels you can get pretty good results..
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:27 AM
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Re: Texture problem.

1) Thanks Mike!
2) Thank you igot2pman I just downloaded IFTT and will get to work on the photo.
3) Thank you 0lBaldy, I am currently working with PS 7.0., PS Elements, and PS CS2.
a) Went back and edited to add an attachment.
b) Thank you for the work that you did and links. I will try the tips that you gave to see how it turns out.


-Terrence
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:19 AM
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Re: Texture problem.

What are the bands of color from...there very destacting... not uniform too, so would have to correct by hand. hue/sat shift with masking will help fix it.

-Keven
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:38 PM
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Re: Texture problem.

My grandmother's cousin made a copy of the photo on printer paper. I assume that's why there are bands of color. I went ahead and fixed the scratches & rips in the photo and messed around with blur (one time), multiply, and hue/sat and it came out like this. Maybe Burn and Dodge can fix the color bands I'll try some masking though.


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