View Full Version : Eliminating Old Photo - HONEY COMB
03-02-2003, 12:19 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.
03-02-2003, 02:32 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 :/
03-02-2003, 02:58 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.
03-02-2003, 01:42 PM
30 degree angle?
Do you mean rotate the picture 30 degrees, I don't see the logic behind that... hmmm
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.
03-02-2003, 02:54 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:
If you hit Google with "moire removal" or "removing moire", you should be able to find plenty of other things to try.
The rotate trick won't work on a colour photo. :sigh:
01-14-2006, 12:00 PM
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