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Old 01-17-2010, 12:35 PM
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faded writing

not sure if im on the right part of the site but here goes. I have a photo that has writing on the back witch is faded how can enhance the writing so i can read it
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:03 PM
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Re: faded writing

Upload it, maybe we can get a better idea of what you have, maybe even help you.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:03 PM
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Re: faded writing

swizzles, Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, have fun!

If you scan the writing.. scan with all automatic things turned off, (NO Focus, color correction, contrast, etc) ( N0 spot/dust removal like FLAIR or ICE)... scan in color at the highest resolution and size for your scanner.. this way all adjustments can be made in Photoshop..

If you are going to take a digital picture of the writing.... try rake lighting (from the extreme sides) or play with the light for the best possible picture.. shoot at the highest resolution for your camera, make sure the camera and subject are on the same plane... fill the frame/frames with the writing.. critical focus..

A search on this site (button at the top of this page, named 'Search') using the search words "faded writing" will yield some other fantastic hints...

If you use Photoshop you can post fairly large pictures which are under 100k using the 'save for web' function in Photoshop as described here:
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How to attach Files/Images to your Posts or Threads:
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If you want to post a larger resolution that is over 100K then you can host your image elsewhere and attach a link in the thread, but also please attach an under 100K version (so the thread remains useful in the future, regardless of external links).
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:42 PM
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Re: faded writing

You can't link a file that's located on your personal harddrive to share (unless you have an FTP server which I am pretty sure you don't). You need to find a hosting site to link your image. Your ISP usually gives you some space, but you can also try the myriads of image hostins sites (both free and not) to share your file.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:15 PM
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Re: faded writing

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Originally Posted by HroadhogD1 View Post
Upload it, maybe we can get a better idea of what you have, maybe even help you.
http://yfrog.com/izpicturetj

hope ive done it right this time here is the photo hope you can help thanks
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:00 AM
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Re: faded writing

i've moved this to the restoration forum where it shld get more attention.

welcome to RP
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:23 PM
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Re: faded writing

can anyone help
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:35 PM
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Re: faded writing

You might make something out with this adjustment to your photo's back.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:05 PM
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Re: faded writing

I traced some dark areas to see if it would help... (didn't help me much) maybe between this, aartist's and maybe some other samples you can merge something together to help you decipher the writing
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:54 AM
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Re: faded writing

thanks it helps a lot
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