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    My oldest son had a friend take this with a disposable camera the last day of school. It is really really bad. I've tried what I know (not much on fixing stuff) and the results are lousy.

    Any help would be appreciated. Also, if anyone wants to offer advice on getting a better scan, I'd be happy for that as well.

    I'm attaching the version before I messed it up trying to fix it.

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  • #2
    Thank you so much Chuck! My son will be thrilled. He's been trying to make polite faces at my attempts, but I could tell he was disappointed (with good reason).

    Could I impose a little bit more and ask you to point me to somewhere, or give me directions, on how to set the white and black points in PS?

    Thanks again.



    • #3
      Chuck, I hope you don't mind but I started with your image since you did such an excellent job with the noise and made just a few minor tweeks. I added a hue/sat layer and rather than select the Master Edit, I selected the yellows and greens and used the + eyedropper to click on the colors that i wanted to change and the - for the skintones and desaturated and lightened a little. Then I used a fill flash technique described here Fill Flash to brighten up the shadows.

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      • #4
        Here's my attempt, the main problem after color correcting was the amount of noise that was uncovered.

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        Last edited by KenB; 06-19-2003, 06:58 PM.