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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: photoholic62
2007-01-07 10:31 pm (UTC)
Can't give you any scanning tips because I just don't scan very often.

However, as far as making icons...

Really, if you are going to turn this into an icon, it's not likely that you'll be able to see the shadows once it's iconsized. I am unable to load the image to test it myself, but it seems like they would just disappear when resized.

If that doesn't work, you might try Filter > Noise >despeckle or dust and scratches to get rid of it BEFORE resizing.

Also, adding textures and stuff AFTER resizing could help hide it.
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[User Picture]From: stonefinder
2007-01-07 10:42 pm (UTC)
To be honest, I really have no intention of using this for icons at the moment, though it might make good raw material for a banner. I just used this picture as an example of what I'm talking about. I've also found pictures -- and not always of rockers, believe it or not! ;) -- on the net that have this same problem. You're probably right, it probably would disappear once it's shrunked down, but for layouts and banners? I suppose most people don't notice it, but it drives me crazy.
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[User Picture]From: photoholic62
2007-01-07 11:20 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, layouts and banners could cause more of a problem. Sorry, I guess I missed that, or just *thought* icons, for some reason.

Of course, the best thing would be to figure out how to scan it without that happening, but how?

Otherwise, try my above suggestions, see if that helps. I wish we were not having such sucky internet problems right now or I'd play with it myself to see what works.
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[User Picture]From: stonefinder
2007-01-07 11:55 pm (UTC)
Probably because I mentioned icons in my aside. I think this happens because the paper is too thin. It never happens with actual photographs, or even the more heavy weight paper that your higher end magazines might use. Trouble is, you can't always choose where you get your source material, can you? Happens with newsprint as well.
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