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Old 08-14-2007, 02:51 PM
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Re: Help with grainy photo

I believe it you just rename your picture you will be able to post it here. If it was named baby, name it baby1 and you should be able to post it.

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Old 08-14-2007, 02:59 PM
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Let me see if this attachment worked.
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:00 PM
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Re: Restoring photo

I just used the Noise Reduction filter and adjusted the color in LAB. After that I used a little degrunge. I do have the Neat Image Plugin and Stand Alone product but when I went to use it a message came back that the RGB values? were not equal. I need to sit down with the tutorial and see if I can figure out how to correct that problem.

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Old 08-14-2007, 03:00 PM
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Re: Restoring photo

I just use the free version of Neat Image. Admittedly, it's not the most intuitive software and takes some practice to get used to. In this case though, I used only the auto processes. In my editor (not Photoshop) then, I stacked dup layers using multiply and screen modes, each gradually faded to even out the lighting a bit. I did little else simply because of the futility of working with such a small file.

You should be able to upload a much larger size image -- 600 X 900 will fit under 100K nicely without excessive compression in my editor. I believe it's "save for web" in Photoshop.
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:02 PM
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Re: Help with grainy photo

Yes, it did. I also posted a reply in the salon forum with a picture.

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Old 08-14-2007, 03:05 PM
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Re: Help with grainy photo

Well I used Neat Image which is a photoshop plug in. This is one of many filters available to deal with grainy photos.
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:31 PM
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Re: Restoring photo

I've merged the Salon thread with this one in the Retouching forum as they are both on the same subject.
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:33 PM
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Re: Help with grainy photo

Hi Lynette

A quick restore from me i'm new to photoshop i am afraid and still learning but i thought i have a go lovely photo.

regards


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Old 08-14-2007, 11:48 PM
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Re: Help with grainy photo

A lot of a selective Neat Image & blending + high pass filter.
To see how much to be applied of the high pass filter, duplicate the layer, switch the top layer to a soft light, apply high pass filter as much as you like, verifying by observing dynamic changes in the original picture.
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:13 AM
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Re: Help with grainy photo

Hi Lynette,
Just a quickie from me done in CS2 useing "noiseware" to smooth the image, then a curves adjustment layer to lighten things up, which blew out the clothes, so I added a layer mask, to which I added a black to white gradient to bring back the lower half of the pic.
Then to finish off, changed to LAB mode and ran the unsharpe mask filter to the "lightness" channel only, then changed back to RGB, and here it is.
John
Edit:----ooopppsss sorry I put CS3 but I meant CS2
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