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Old 12-04-2008, 04:01 PM
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Flattening a convex surface

Greetings, I am new to the forum.

I have questions about taking the distortion out of an old photo that was mounted in an oval, convex frame. Took photo with my digital camera since it could not be scanned. Does anyone have experience with or suggestion for "flattening" such an image?

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Old 12-04-2008, 04:21 PM
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Re: Flattening a convex surface

cbarnhart, Welcome to RetouchPro

Click the "Search" button above and enter the word convex.

Lots of information there!
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:35 PM
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Re: Flattening a convex surface

CB, welcome to RP! If you have Photoshop, try Filter>Distort>Lens Correction. Play with the Distortion Slider at the top which will remove Convex and Concave distortion. Depending on the image and amount of distortion it may be a 5 second fix for your image.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:13 PM
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Re: Flattening a convex surface

I generally use the filter Murray spoke of. Occasionally, I've had to split the image in half and do each half separately to get perfect results.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:07 AM
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Re: Flattening a convex surface

Thanks guys. Filter->Distor->Lens Correction is exactly what I was looking for. Worked great.
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