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Photoshop help please! [Jan. 7th, 2007|04:44 pm]


This is a scan, so it's very big. Just click on the thumbnail to see what I'm talking about.

Okay, if you look carefully, you can see how text on the back of the page has bled through the picture (on his chest). FYI - this is magazine clipping. Try as I might, I can't seem to prevent this from happening when I scan. Is there a quick way to get photoshop to remove those shadows without having to bothering with a mess of clone stamping and spot healing?


To be honest, it's less noticeable in the JPG then it is on the TIFF, but since I prefer to make icons from the TIFF, I would really like to know if there is an answer to this problem.

[User Picture]From: stonefinder
2007-01-07 09:49 pm (UTC)
That was the first thing I tried. It didn't work. In fact, I routinely scan with the black paper.
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[User Picture]From: charliemc
2007-01-07 10:05 pm (UTC)
Damn. (Glad to hear you know that trick, of course!)

Okay, so I'm not familiar with PhotoShop (I use Paint Shop Pro). But do you have a 'Digital Noise Removal' option with PS? In PSP I'd give that a try, focusing on the areas that show up the most...

I took the image and did that -- then I also used the Smudge Brush (set to low opacity and low hardness) to 'smooth out' a bit. You lose a tiny bit of the sweat, but you'd lose that in resizing, anyway.

If you want what I just fixed, I could email it to you for you to see... But if you have those tools available, you'll be able to do it yourself, anyway. (grin)

By the way, sometimes you need to vary the paper you scan with. If black doesn't work, try a different color... I find that works for me, most of the time. (But not always, unfortunately!)

There's undoubtedly someone here more familiar with PS, of course! So I'm sure they'll be glad to jump in with better advice...

Again, good luck.
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