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Corn Dog
03-02-2003, 01:19 AM
I have some old photos I'm scanning and the have this bubbley honey comb look to them. Almost like a bump map in LW.

Anyone know the quickest and easiest method to minimize / gte rid of this bumpiness.

The attached bit of photo is an example of honey comb effect.

Thanks.

Lucidium
03-02-2003, 03:32 AM
Isn't that part of the printing on the photograph?
I don't think you'd be able to get rid of that easily :/

Stroker
03-02-2003, 03:58 AM
Shot in the dark.
Try scanning it in at a 15 or 30 degree angle, then straightening it back up it in PhotoShop. I've seen this technique work wonders on magazine scans - *might* do the same for a photo.

Corn Dog
03-02-2003, 02:42 PM
30 degree angle?

Do you mean rotate the picture 30 degrees, I don't see the logic behind that... hmmm

OR

do you mean tilt the scanner bed 30 degrees. I don't see how that works either.

I thought there should be some way to isolate the pattern of the honey comb and blead the surrounding colors into the pattern.

Anywho thanks for the help.

I keep looking.

Stroker
03-02-2003, 03:54 PM
Umm... the second one. When you place the photo on the scanner, tilt the photo so it scans in crooked. Then straighten (rotate) it in PS.

Google + link hopping:

http://www.adobe.com/support/techguides/printpublishing/scanning/psscanning01c.html

http://faq.ozoneasylum.com/FaqWiki/shownode.php?id=783&sortby=rating

http://www.haughtbk.com/dotsyes.jpg
http://www.haughtbk.com/dotsno.jpg


If you hit Google with "moire removal" or "removing moire", you should be able to find plenty of other things to try.

edit:
The rotate trick won't work on a colour photo. :sigh:

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