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Old 06-21-2009, 08:10 AM
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blurred & Torn

can someone here fix the blurred picture on the right hand side and also the rip. plus maybe enhance it all
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:43 PM
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Re: blurred & Torn

Hi vodds,

Had some time today to play around with your picture. Did some cloning, sharpening, and desaturation. I removed and replaced the old border instead of fixing it. Tried to sharpen where it was blurred and this is the best I could do. I think if you could scan the photo and hold that end of the picture down, you would get a clearer picture.

Hope you like.

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Old 06-21-2009, 02:45 PM
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Re: blurred & Torn

Hi CarolB

What an improvement you have made to my pictures. much better. you said
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if you could scan the photo and hold that end of the picture down, you would get a clearer picture
The Trouble is I dont now have the original picture as the boy I have circled below is my Brother from Australia. who has now gone back home. And taken the original picture with him he is 64 now. I should have scanned it better I suppose. that blurred part is what I wanted fixed mostly. But Also the rest which you have improved real good. I cant think what Else I can use to sharpen that bit. Also dont suppose you could have a go @ these 2 pictures I have also posted which I dont seem to be getting any replies to here. http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...ese-fixed.html
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:07 AM
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Re: blurred & Torn

Putts around some to see what could be done with your original.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:50 AM
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Re: blurred & Torn

I dont understand what you mean by Putts. how did you get those colors like that it look so great. what program did you use
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:03 PM
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putts used as slang: noun
Etymology:
Scots, literally, shove, gentle push, from putt, put to put
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In other words, I forced it using various techniques ad-hoc. The colors were hand painted and not 'brought out' of the original. To gain some detail I added random grain and then toward the end removed the noise. This left a few features the were a combination of the original and the added grain.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:43 PM
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Re: blurred & Torn

for blurry images you can try 'unshake' (free the last time i looked) or focus magic (a pay for program). no program can fix heavily blurred images. at least, no program i've found yet. minor blurs can be fixed with sharpening or unsharp mask filters or one of the programs i mentioned. i'm sure there are other programs out there that do this, also. i had a deconvolution program that was pretty good, but i lost it years ago in a harddrive failure. but, you can try finding one.

i'm afraid television shows have given folks the wrong impression about fixing blurs. programs like CSI and other cop, detective and fbi shows, have shown someone putting a very blurry image into a computer and a technician twirls a couple dials and the image is suddenly crystal clear. uhm, no, that isnt going to happen here blurring is essentially where one light beam moved over a different spot than where it shld have been and overwrote what was there somewhat. there is no program that can truly undo that. you could write a speculative program to make the attempt, but, good luck
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