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Old 09-15-2006, 07:18 PM
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The Virtual Steam Iron

Having just finished a job which involved turning a snapshot of a rather grubby young lad into a studio portrait, I thought I should share a little technique that comes in useful sometimes.

Problem here was that the young lad's shirt was all creased, and blurring wasn't an option because it had a small checkered pattern.

The trick is to use the deGrunge technique - but with proportionally higher radii than when using for skin.
The same high-pass / Gaussian blur method but this time we want to preserve the pattern (pores) and the creases are our "grunge".

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Old 09-15-2006, 09:37 PM
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Thanks Ro - off to study that tutorial again ...
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:19 PM
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Thanks Ro!! Awesome tip! Thankyou very mcuh for sharing that.
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:34 PM
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excellent tip, Ro. really looks good!

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Old 09-15-2006, 11:59 PM
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The 'degrunge' technique can be used for a multitude of applications its probably the #1 most valuable technique on the forum
(Thanks Ro )
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Old 09-16-2006, 01:33 AM
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Thumbs down Great, Rô!

Thank you so much!!!
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:10 AM
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Ro,

How high was your radii?

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Old 09-16-2006, 08:50 AM
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Ro, that's a great use for your already very useful Degrunge tutorial. Like the reeal life steam irons, you could market this as "Stand Alone" or "Plug in" (pun intended).
Thanks & Regards, Murray
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:35 AM
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How high was your radii?k
It was around 22 as I remember - but this was a larger image (~3000 pixels)

Better would be to say that is was bigger than the checkers, and smaller than the creases.

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