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Old 10-17-2017, 05:46 PM
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Fine Cracks

Having trouble removing the fine cracks from this image, any ideas? I tried the method of masking on a dust & scratches layer, and didn't like it; I also tried using a median layer, not great either. I tried numerous methods (on repeat), way too many to list or remember. The linked files are untouched; though, the only channel necessary is the red channel. The final output will be for print. All advice so welcomed. Also, I have the original print and can rescan if advised to.

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Old 10-17-2017, 07:46 PM
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Re: Fine Cracks

on a large crack like that I would recommend scanning again @ 180 degree angle (upside down) per http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/rp-...silvering.html
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:11 PM
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Re: Fine Cracks

Are you referring to the whole image or to the large crack running down the face & along the chin?
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:25 PM
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Re: Fine Cracks

The whole image... then align the two images in Photoshop using the Difference mode on the top layer... This should make the crack a bit smaller and get rid of the emulsion shadow
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:26 PM
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Re: Fine Cracks

Thanks, I read & tried out the tutorial in your linked thread last night, most helpful. I thought that that method only worked with honeycomb like textures, but it totally lessened both the large & fine cracks. A combination of a 180 degree flipped layer set to darken and a 90 degree layer set to lighten greatly reduced the artifacts produced by the scanner. Also, more useable image information resulted from re-scanning without any adjustments done inside the scanner app, I used VueScan. Once again thank you very much.

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Old 10-19-2017, 04:46 PM
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Re: Fine Cracks

Just a quick try @ the first pic
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