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Old 04-22-2004, 09:59 AM
Antonyb Antonyb is offline
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Scscscratches

Anyone know of any software that will ADD scratches and random imperfections to a photograph? I don't mean grain...
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Old 04-22-2004, 10:40 AM
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Hi Antony,

Welcome to RP!

...You surely made your entrance with an unusual request ....

As far as I know, and as far as I'm concerned, the problem is how to eliminate scratches the best we can....

I don't know about any 'scratches creating' software .... but, waiting to find something better, you might have a look at this Tutorial ....

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Old 04-22-2004, 11:06 AM
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No but I have successfully added scratches by extracting them from another picture and adding them. I used the luminosity selection (CTRL + ALT + ~) to do the selection from a very dark but scratched photo. Then just copied and pasted onto the other photo.

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Old 04-23-2004, 01:02 AM
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There's something called OldMovie plug in. Unfortunately, like so many filters, it's too predictable, but it does what you ask.

http://www.soft411.com/company/VanDerLee/OldMovie.htm
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:46 AM
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Scraaaatch

Many thanks everyone. I'm going to try making my own, although I am a bit puzzled by CTRL + ALT + ~ (I use a Mac, how does this translate and what tool do I have to be using to get this selection?) and I'll let you know how I get on. I'm inserting actors into real archive photos and I need some scratches to complete the illusion.

Lovely to find this resource.

Mille grazie!

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Hi Antony,

Welcome to RP!

...You surely made your entrance with an unusual request ....

As far as I know, and as far as I'm concerned, the problem is how to eliminate scratches the best we can....

I don't know about any 'scratches creating' software .... but, waiting to find something better, you might have a look at this Tutorial ....

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Old 04-23-2004, 04:49 AM
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CTRL+ALT+~ = CMD+OPTION+~ on the Mac. Pressing the keys will do the selection then just copy and paste into the other image.

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Old 04-23-2004, 07:51 AM
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Another way to do this is to get, or make, some grundge brushes.
I've applied a few different grundge brushes to this.
I made a transparent layer and set my paint color to white.
After I applied the brushes, I slightly embossed the layer to give it dimension.
I duplicated that layer and set it to screen at a lower opacity to keep the whilte.
This was a perfectly good photo of my mom.....
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:09 AM
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Christine, Mig,

Great Tips .... even though, I have to admit, I don't think I'll ever use them .... ...(yeah ... I know .... 'never say never' .... )

WOW Vikki!!

You'd never think the damage was done on purpose ....!!!!!

Just perfectly 'ruined' .....

(deep down it hurts, though, ....... )

Antony,

...Prego!

sono contenta di esserti stata d'aiuto!!!
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Old 04-23-2004, 02:00 PM
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Copy the photo on film, send the film to a one-hour lab ...or to a pro lab that uses a Hope or Kreonite roller processor for film.

Scan the negative.

If that doesn't do the trick, carry the negatives around in your pocket for a few days, then scan.
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