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Old 03-15-2010, 05:55 AM
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lots & lots of spots

Wondered if anybody's got any tips for this image -

Currently trying Ximagic Denoiser with limited results and also trying working on the best channel e.g. red but again with limited success - any pointers would be fantastic.

Thanks in advance
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:42 AM
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Re: lots & lots of spots

I only used Polaroid dust and scratch filter(the stand alone version), 'Light' box checked.. lots more to do but it might give you a better starting point

Using Photoshop on a copied layer with the Polaroid Plug-in with a hide all mask and painting the individual dots will keep the sharpness of the image a bit better than using the automatic mask in the standalone as I did... It will take longer..... but will have a better final outcome
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:41 AM
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Re: lots & lots of spots

Photoshop's Dust and Scratches works pretty well if applied to a separate layer. Try starting at radius 8, threshold 14 to start with, change the blend mode to darken to get rid of the light spots, hide all with a black layer mask and paint in selectively with a white brush. This won't get rid of them all, but it will get you started. The big scrapes will have to be taken out with a healing or cloning brush. You can also do another dust and scratches layer for the dark spots, just set the blend mode to lighten.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:43 PM
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Re: lots & lots of spots

that's a better result than i would have thought polaroid's d&s would have gotten on that one. nice job, OB
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