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Old 10-13-2010, 02:04 PM
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Re: get rid of bottom fading etc.

Thanks. Found tutorial but with Photoshop 6 could not use the tutorial. Is there some work around or am I out of luck.

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Old 10-13-2010, 02:39 PM
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Re: get rid of bottom fading etc.

Is there a high pass and Gaussian blur in PS6?
If so, you could use a work around by blurring the lower layer with Gaussian blur and then using the exact same radius for the high pass on the top layer.
Now set the blending mode for the top layer to "Linear Light" and reduce the fill opacity (if fill opacity doesn't exist in v6, use standard opacity) to 50%.
Not exactly as accurate (you'll probably notice some loss in the shadows and highlights), but it can get you near.


If even "Linear Light" doesn't exist in v6, there's still a work around (that is even 100% accurate), but it's more complicated and not so comfortable to work with, so I'll rather wait for your response ;-).
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:47 PM
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Re: get rid of bottom fading etc.

Jonas,

Will certainly give it a try. Photoshop 6 can do what you suggested. Will give it a shot as soon as I can and let you know the outcome.

The reason I am keeping after this is that I have many 60-70 year old photos with that bottom crap and I would like to clean up some of them.

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Old 10-14-2010, 12:34 PM
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Re: get rid of bottom fading etc.

Jonas,

No Linear Light of Photoshop 6. I really don't want to take so much of your time and effort.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:14 PM
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Re: get rid of bottom fading etc.

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No Linear Light of Photoshop 6.
Now I know, why I use CS5 ;-).

Don't worry, I'm always glad to help and problems get my creativity flowing ;-).

So, no "Linear Light". That means, we have to build up our frequency separation in three layers, leaving you with a little less comfort unfortunately.

First off, start with your original image, duplicate the background layer three times.
Blur the bottom copy and invert it, set the blending mode for the middle layer to "Linear Dodge", disable the visibility for the top layer.
Merge all the visible layers to a new layer using [Shift]+[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[E], set the blending mode for this layer to "Linear Burn" and disable the opacity.
Discard the layer you set to "Linear Dodge"

Now activate the top layer (third copy), set its blending mode to "Linear Burn" and invert it.
Again, merge visible using [Shift]+[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[E], set the blending mode for this layer to "Linear Dodge", discard the original layer and invert the bottom layer for the last time.

I created an action for you, because I guess my explanation is a little hard to follow ;-).

As I said, this gives you a little less comfort, meaning that you have to do all the healing/cloning on two layers now instead of just one.
But you can still work with the LOW layer like you would in any other split, so it might still be (and hopefully is) of benefit for you :-)
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:10 PM
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Re: get rid of bottom fading etc.

No "Linear Dodge" either
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:00 PM
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Re: get rid of bottom fading etc.

Oh my. Now I'm really running out of ideas :-D
But wait a second, you have "Image"-"Calculations", no?

If so, could you please check, whether the blending modes "Subtract" and "Add" exist in the list?

But that's really my last idea now :-(.

Edit: Forget, what I just said, it won't work either (since there's still no way to add/subtract the details afterwards).
Sorry, I have no more ideas that could work.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:10 PM
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Re: get rid of bottom fading etc.

Jonas,

Have "Calculations". Have "Subtract and Add".

Did not realize how involved this would get but then again Photoshop 6 vs Photoshop CS5 is a few bucks.


Appreciate your efforts. You are really hanging in there.

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Old 10-15-2010, 06:03 AM
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Re: get rid of bottom fading etc.

My original idea was to do the whole split with calculations alone and combine the results afterwards.
However THIS is going to be extremely uncomfortable and will only work with gray scale images (it could work with RGB as well, but would be a real pain in the neck).

Now at first, you'll have two channels in your channels palette.
One is called "LOW" (this one will be blurred by you), the other one is called "HIGH" (this one is for all the cloning work).
Now you'll have to work on each of those separately and when you're finished, press resume in the actions panel.
The action will now recreate the image from those two layers, go back to the black (gray) channel and paste your result. After that all the working channels get deleted.


Now I'm really hoping this isn't giving you actually more work than before ;-).
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Re: get rid of bottom fading etc.

Good stuff Jonas... I'm impressed.
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