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Old 08-14-2007, 09:51 AM
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I need some help and restoring an old and grainy baby photo. Does anyone have any suggestions.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:56 AM
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Smile Help with grainy photo

This is my baby photo and it needs help. I have tried different things in CS2 and I am not that experienced. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 08-14-2007, 11:39 AM
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Re: Help with grainy photo

Lynette it doesn't look like you submitted your grainy photo.
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:40 AM
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Re: Help with grainy photo

There are many methods. Here are the 3 that I tend to use the most. Convert your file to LAB mode and blur the color channels. There's a noise reduction filter in CS2 that works well...there's no correct settings, you just have to play with it until you find the right setting that suits your image. This one works only in CS3...open your jpegs or tiffs in camera raw and do your noise reduction in there.
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:42 PM
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Re: Help with grainy photo

I put it under the Salon forum by mistake. It want let me put another picture on this thread. I am new to this and can't figure out how to do this.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:33 PM
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Re: Restoring photo

Here's my attempt. Levels>Blur>Dodge and Burn. Didn't spend much time on the image and it shows.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:46 PM
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Re: Restoring photo

Thanks, I have been working on it all day, also trying to learn CS2.
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:32 PM
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Re: Restoring photo

Lynette, hopefully you have a larger image to work with, but nevertheless, you might want to simply try some noise reduction. I used Neat Image - a couple of passes with cleanup and tone enhancement with gradients between. Took about 2 minutes.
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:37 PM
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Re: Restoring photo

another quick run at this photo
used a pluging called noiseware
then switched to lab mode and adjusted the colors and brightness
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:41 PM
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Re: Restoring photo

Do you have the full version of Neat Image, I downloaded the trial one and I could not get it to look that good. Do you have step by step instructions that I could try. Is this the only program that you used? I have a bigger version of the picture but had to reduce the size to upload it. This pictures means alot to my adoptive daughter. This is the only infant picture she has.
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