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Old 07-20-2010, 02:06 AM
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Where to start?

This is one of those old photo/drawings I asked about a few threads ago?

Where the heck would you start on this?

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Old 07-21-2010, 12:56 PM
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Re: Where to start?

Hi Brad. I`d have to do this with my workflow: I`d forget about the color for now. I`d focus for a decent retouch as my first step. Change the pic to the gray scale, resize to some 600-800 dpi and retouch carefuly all the bad areas. Return to the RGB mode, resize to some 300 dpi and add the color layers.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:20 PM
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Re: Where to start?

Florin, why so high on the dpi?
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:51 PM
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More resolution means you can work closer, see all the details without distorsion. You can not zoom in to 200% or 300%, that`s distorsion and you`d have a pixel mess. You also can work with 300-400 if you wish but I`m working always 800-1000 dpi in gray scale, then turn to 300-400 dpi, RGB and add the color.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:59 PM
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Hmm, that makes big sense!I have never try that high but if you have,say an image at 250 dpi, increasing that to say 600/800 won't it just blur out?
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:15 PM
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nevermind..OMG I just tried it at 800dpi OMG I have just changed my ways LOL
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:36 AM
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Hi again. Sorry to be a little late for answer, I had to solve some problems out of my apartment.
You have different ways to increase and decrease the resolution. Take the menu Imagr / Image size and mark the Bicubic mode. Change the field for ex. 250 pixels/inch to 600. Also you could crop (press C key) and introduce the new size.
Use the same steps when decrease.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:32 PM
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I have always taught myself and never thought to increase the dpi so high.....(I have read it a few times but never followed thru)...... this makes things SO MUCH EASIER............... incredible!
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:50 PM
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Yes Dad, I have 10 years of good resoults this way. Hope this helped.
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:49 PM
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it did.thataboy Son! lol
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