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Old 03-25-2010, 06:51 PM
atbrightwell atbrightwell is offline
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Removing Noise

Hey Guys,

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how I could remove these horizontal lines in this picture.

Somebody poorly laminated the only picture of my grandfather as a boy. I am using Photoshop CS3 by the way.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:55 PM
unimatrix001 unimatrix001 is offline
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Re: Removing Noise

try rotating the image 180 degrees and scanning again. put the two images in one file on two different layers and set the top layer to either darken or lighten that should help with the lines somewhat.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:10 PM
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atbrightwell, Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions, offer help, have fun!

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: Size, Quality and/or Format your Attached Images.. (Click here)

How to attach Files/Images to your Posts or Threads: (Click here)

If you want to post a larger resolution that is over 100K then you can host your image elsewhere (as you did) 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).

I am sure there are other and better ways to do this .. but ... this is what I did and it might help you get started:

Copy background (Ctrl+J)
Invert (Ctrl+I)
Change mode to Difference lower opacity to about 35%
Copy all onto new layer (Shft+Ctrl+Alt+E)
Go to channels menu select red
select all (Ctrl+A).... copy (Ctrl+C)
select RGB
Back to layers menu
new layer (Shft+Ctrl+N)
Paste (Ctrl+V)
copy that layer (Ctrl+J).. change Mode to Screen lower opacity to about 13%
Copy all onto new layer (Shft+Ctrl+Alt+E)
Desaturate background
Un-check all eyeballs except the top and background.... select Top Layer
mask top layer bring back eyes and mouth from background..You can Add more details from original as needed

Copy all onto new layer (Shft+Ctrl+Alt+E) copy that layer (Ctrl+J).. then Clone and heal scratches and spots on top layer

~Original Copy~~starting point
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:24 PM
tom60634 tom60634 is offline
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Just an FYI and demonstration

I've been beta testing Photoshop CS5 for the last three weeks. Adobe has asked us that when appropriate we post results on different forums.

I'm really not talented at all in the arts involved with photo restoration.
The attached file represents about 10-15 minutes of pretty much haphazard work. This is without any instructions or help files (that I'm aware of) from adobe. As I (or anyone for that matter) become more familiar with the ins and outs of the various features, I'm sure that results will greatly improve.

The main point I'm trying to demonstrate is the ease in repairing creases and tears. I would like to claim it was my expertise, but it's really 100% the program's effectiveness that produced the attached results. If anything my impatience and lack of skills has probably handicapped the program.
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