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11-05-2002, 02:27 AM
Here is a chunk of some pics my friend asked me to retouch.. I though no big deal but curves, levels, screening, inversions... I can get a good contrast, but they always end up pixilated or with some posterization. I am scanning them at 300 ppi or higher to help the process. Any suggestions?
11-06-2002, 05:05 AM
i have no idea but it's a great pic lol
sorry i'm no help
11-06-2002, 07:19 AM
Try this, duplicate the layer, set top layer blending mode to hard light.This might be what you are looking for. Play with other modes to.
11-06-2002, 07:03 PM
Is this set as a B&W or color photo?
I'd set it to B&W and Adjust your curves slightly or levels slightly will help you tweek.
Or do color and then do variations to add one color, let's say green, and then do layer adjustments and tweek.
It's always a trial and error when there's this little detail in the shadows..
11-06-2002, 07:31 PM
always scan in full color adjust curves then change mode to grayscale ...changing it to grayscale from its original color will give it the true look in the B&W version...thats what I always do...they come out right! :D
11-06-2002, 08:40 PM
Ya these are B&W to start with. I think I can get the contrast and then I’ll just have to go back in and fix the smoothness by hand!
Tks for all the help! Even tks to you Realist!! They are really nice photos! The gal who took them is quite an artist also!
[Edited on 6-11-2002 by Demise]
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