Thursday, April 17, 2008

Eliminating dust and scratches on photos in Photoshop

Photoshop has a neat filter that will eliminate most dust and scratches. The Dust and Scratches filter looks for spots that differ from their surroundings in color or brightness then blurs the surrounding color into the spots to eliminate them.
  • In Photoshop open your image and create a duplicate layer.
  • Working on the duplicate layer, choose Filter > Noise > Dust & Scratches. A Dust & Scratches pop-up window will appear.
  • Use the radius slider to control how much you blur.
  • Then use the Threshold slider to restore the grain. The Threshold slider fine tunes the blurring to only the very different spots.

To prevent a photo that is just too blurry there may be some large spots left after applying the filter. These can be corrected using other methods. And there may be spots blurred that you actually want like highlights on jewelry. These can be restored by erasing the blurred area so the original layer below shows through or by cut & pasting the area from the original layer.

The filter is fun to play with. Additional layers can be added of the trouble areas and filtered even more. Sorry this web browser doesn't let me put images that are detailed enough to really show off the dust removal but hopefully you get the idea from these...

Now you see it Now you don't

Monday, April 14, 2008

Quezztion of the Week 4/14/08

After reading Sharon's fabulous bi-weekly challenge, I was inspired to ask all of my scrafty ladiezz this quezztion:

What is your all-time favorite movie? What makes it your favorite? Why would you recommend it to someone?

Frankly Scrafterzz, I DO give a damn, so let's here them...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

BWC #8 - Movie Quotes

Time for another Biweekly Challenge! First off, a nod to recent challenge responses...

BWC #6 - Color Your World
Greg's Mind! - blushpea
Masterpiece - WendyGirl

BWC #7 - Scrap An Event Without Photos
my own private concert - Whenscraphappenzz
my own private concert (hidden journaling) - Whenscraphappenzz

Great work, scrappers! Please check out these terrific pages if you haven't already.

SO... I've always loved those challenges when people are asked to use various titles - of movies, songs, books, etc. Here is my twist on those challenges. Below is the link to The American Film Institute's 100 Top Movie Quotes. This week, I challenge you to scrap a LO that incorporates one of those quotes in your title or journaling.

Please note that adaptation of the quote is allowed, provided that the quote remains recognizable. Some examples of such adaptation - "Suzy, I don't think we're in preschool anymore," "Say hello to my little Wishblade," "May the sunscreen be with you," "Frankly my dear, I don't do meatloaf..." You get the idea!

Here's the link
The American Film Institute's 100 Top Movie Quotes

Look forward to seeing what you all come up with!