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Old 11-14-2004, 08:29 PM
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Removing a surface texture

I have just scanned a photo from the mid 1960s. It is color and badly faded. I have noticed that the diamond pattern in the matte photo emulsion (I think that is a good way to describe it) is evident in the scan and hinders my ability to clean up the picture. Has anyone had to deal with such a thing? How do I best minimize the effect on the picture. Please let me know if you need a better description of what I'm dealing with.

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Old 11-14-2004, 08:42 PM
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Check out this thread for some help...

Remove photopaper texture from old photo

or this tutorial:
Remove Photopaper Texture From Old Photos

Other Link:
Reducing Paper Texture

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Old 11-15-2004, 01:43 AM
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I back up T's recommendation of the tutorial by Flora -- it does really make a difference.
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:23 AM
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Thanks so much for the reference! Flora has done an outstanding job in her tutorial. I am definitely getting good results so far. This forum is really incredible.

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