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Old 03-13-2013, 12:02 AM
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Another Photo I Need Suggestions About

This one was also scanned into Photoshop CS6 at a fairly high resolution (1200). It looks as if the photo was grainy by design, and that is fine. But it's the white that shows up - probably as a result of friction on the actual photo - that I want to be rid of. It had been out of a frame for years and stacked in with other photos. My only thought is to go in with the healing brush, but the amount of these would make this a daunting task. Again, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:33 AM
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Re: Another Photo I Need Suggestions About

Hi Frankwil, I used two really fast easy steps. You could spend a bit more time making masks but I didn't really think it was needed.

I created a new layer, used the dust and scratches filter till the white was gone. My settings were 2 and 20 but yours may be different on your larger image. Then I switched the blend mode to darken.

I added another layer because I saw some color mess in the blouse. Gaussian blur at 7 and then switch blend mode to color.

BTW normally I'd adjust for contrast prior to making these adjustments.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:58 AM
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Re: Another Photo I Need Suggestions About

This posted pic has a lot of jpg artifacts. That makes difficult to address the white spots. Did you scan the original to tif?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:25 AM
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Re: Another Photo I Need Suggestions About

No, it was to jpeg. But this specific image was processed for the web through PS, where as the original is not, and shows none of the artifacts this one exhibits.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:03 PM
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Re: Another Photo I Need Suggestions About

I just use a noise program on it and levels & some healing
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:11 AM
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Re: Another Photo I Need Suggestions About

Ended up using crazyfly1's method with the dust and scratches filter, but I don't remember what I set them to - sorry. With the larger image, I used the brightness/contrast to darken. I didn't see the color mess you mentioned in the blouse. It turned out great. The original image was grainy by design anyway, so I'm glad I preserved that. Thank you to crazyfly1 for the answer and to everyone else for their suggestions.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:07 AM
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Re: Another Photo I Need Suggestions About

I know you selected but wanted to give it shot anyways
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:24 AM
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Re: Another Photo I Need Suggestions About

Wow! That's impressive. Can you describe the process you used?
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:00 PM
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Re: Another Photo I Need Suggestions About

followed cupcake's advice and used the Neat plugin to reduce the noise, than channel mixer to get the best b/w image. Finally added a color balance and than ctrl + alt + shift + e and did some dodge and burn

Photoshop can reduce noise, but sometimes a little plugin like "neat" can help alot..
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