Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Gustave Dore

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Gustave Dore

    This are two great Artworks [wood plates] from Gustave Dore... I'm creating a poster from them, but I' trying to remove the wood texture or improve the image... I ran a few methods [i.e. Moire Removal, Gaussian Blurs] but it doesn't look right... I lose a bit of definition, does anybody knows a better way???

    http://www.scathach.de/dore/paradise...e_lost_001.jpg

    http://www.scathach.de/dore/paradise...e_lost_010.jpg

  • #2
    I believe that's moire. If it was the wood grain, the images would be tonally reversed. If you have access to the originals, scan at the highest possible optical resolution and watch carefully as you downsample.

    It's going to be difficult to remove the moire and still leave the fine etchmarks that define his work.
    Learn by teaching
    Take responsibility for learning

    Comment


    • #3
      Once you convert a scan or image to grayscale, you eliminate half of your opportunities to improve it. Do you still have an original rgb version?
      Bill

      Comment


      • #4
        I would not try to remove it. It's a woodcut and the patterns made are part of what makes it attractive (like brush strokes in a painting). If you still can, scan it in at a very high resolution (1200 ppi) to keep that pattern intact. Increase sharpness and/or contrast. On screen it may even look worse. Make sure you view it at 100%.

        How do you intend to print it? The printing method could interfere with the fine pattern and cause more moire. A very high resolution printer that can hold that fine a pattern should do okay.

        Comment


        • #5
          Okay, duh, the light just came on. Your links are to an online gallery. Because you wish to print these on a poster, the image is not going to come out looking the way you wish. In that case I see now that it is not moire, but grain and carving lines that will overwhelm the cheery nature of the image. In that case just apply some Neat Image or other noise reducer. You can touch up spots as necessary and resharpen.
          Bill
          Attached Files

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Bill M
            Okay, duh, the light just came on. Your links are to an online gallery. Because you wish to print these on a poster, the image is not going to come out looking the way you wish. In that case I see now that it is not moire, but grain and carving lines that will overwhelm the cheery nature of the image. In that case just apply some Neat Image or other noise reducer. You can touch up spots as necessary and resharpen.
            Bill
            Bill,

            I quite agree with you, nice work.

            realaqu

            Comment

            Related Topics

            Collapse

            • cherbette
              Remove scan pattern old 45 sleeve (losslessly?)
              by cherbette
              Is there a way I can remove this block pattern from this scan without losing detail? I have a bunch of others I'd also like to use that all have similar issues and were scanned with the same settings.

              ...
              04-20-2015, 08:22 AM
            • ehsteve
              Why is this happening?
              by ehsteve
              So my mother-in-law scanned several photos for me to work on, and they all have this problem. I don't know what kind of scanner she has. What might be causing it? And how do I tell her to make it go away?

              http://postimg.org/image/4jt3jzfx9/
              04-07-2013, 02:59 PM
            • tadib75
              pattern shows up on print only
              by tadib75
              Can a moire pattern show up on a print only? I have a large scan of a big painting that looks fine even at 100%. I am having it reproduced as a giclee print on canvas, and the finished print has a moire pattern, even only at an 8 x 10" size. The guy printing it said the problem was in the scan....
              09-21-2004, 08:46 PM
            • christo
              Scanning inkjet prints
              by christo
              I work for a small real estate newspaper and many times am given a color print from a desktop color printer to scan by realtors. For true halftone images, I have been using the technique of scanning at an angle at high resolution with descreening on, then rotating and resizing. This has worked well...
              12-02-2002, 08:09 AM
            • Doug Nelson
              Manual descreening experiment
              by Doug Nelson
              Working with some halftone images today gave me a couple of ideas. I've tried them with some mixed success, and wanted to throw them out for you to do further experimentation on and discuss.

              Take a good highrez scan of a halftone image (must be in RGB or grayscale mode, no gif or jpg,...
              03-01-2004, 01:02 PM
            Working...
            X