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Old 08-06-2008, 07:19 AM   #31
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two halves of a picture before you have matched their brightness, contrast, intensity and saturation
That's a problem to have to deal with in scanning,
as well as any image compositing in photoshop.
I usually write down the values of each, and match them.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:36 AM   #32
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Can I suggest that you have commited the cardinal sin of joining (Not stitching. Yuk!!!) two halves of a picture before you have matched their brightness, contrast, intensity and saturation and in doing so given yourself lots more work to do. BIG,BIG NO, NO!
Well I did say it was still "work in progress". Unfortunately playing with the values will only do so much for matching those two halves because of the print tone variance goes one way, right-to-left, in one half and the other way round in the other half. This is clearly visible with both Natalie's arms at the join.

I can put up the two original halves of the scans if anyone wants a crack at it?
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:57 PM   #33
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Hello Darth.

Yes, upload both halves please.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:06 PM   #34
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@karenwhitefan Oops... looks like I've accidentally deleted the two halves from my scan archive. I'll have to rescan them both again and I'll PM you when I do.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:08 PM   #35
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im using a bog standard scanner rright now
the only adjustments are for light
contrast
and dpi

there must be some scanner somewhere with better
software that gives you more control and maybe
a bigger preview picture so you have an idea what
your result will be

any advice for a purchase ?
Im on xp
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@karenwhitefan Oops... looks like I've accidentally deleted the two halves from my scan archive. I'll have to rescan them both again and I'll PM you when I do.
Hello Darth.

I've done a quick fix.



[img=http://img245.imagevenue.com/loc362/th_53530_NJ_Straps_Lack_Und_Leder_10_01a_3_123_362 lo.JPG]

I've deliberately left a couple of errors. Just in case any of you spot them and think I've been slack.

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im using a bog standard scanner rright now
the only adjustments are for light
contrast
and dpi

there must be some scanner somewhere with better
software that gives you more control and maybe
a bigger preview picture so you have an idea what
your result will be

any advice for a purchase ?
Im on xp
Hello Lovegod.

There is an article in this thread which shows a review of the scanner I use. The scan preview window is quite large. It's the Epson Perfection 2480. It might still be available.

http://www.behardware.com/articles/5...-scanners.html

I must stress though that I am a firm believer that all corrections to brightness, contrast, saturation etc is much better done using graphics software Photopaint, Paintshop Pro etc as they allow you to see in more detail changes that you have made and also allow you to undo the changes.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:42 AM   #38
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Thanks for this outstanding guide, it was reason enough for me to switch over to PS CS3 and am just amazed what you can do with that! A real quantum leap for me, thx!!!

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Due to the original forum I posted my tutorial closing down soon I have moved my step-by-step guide here.

Right ok...you might've seen some scans i've posted that I've altered in a way to merge pages and remove the seams. Here's how I do it with examples along the way.

1) Get yourself a copy of P*otoshop CS3 (If you google this with R****share at the end of it you'll find a couple of blogs or forums with RS links)

2) Install 'PS CS3' and then get your scanner ready.

3) Get a peice of dark paper to use and take the staples out of your magazine carefully (these can be replaced later) get your image that is printed over two pages with a seam in the middle and scan you image with the dark paper face down over the top of the page (this reduces lighter colours from the opposite side of the page showing through the scan) using an 'unsharp mask', 'no trimming', 'highest dpi' and 'at 7% scale'. Your scanner might use different terminology for these. Make sure the image is as straight as possible (if not, then preview the scan and check the alignment with marquee tool on the scanner option and see if the lines agree with the seam.)

4) Click scan and wait. (If you have an A4 scanner its best to scan a single page into two halves because some scanners and pages differ in size and this will give you the whole page in segments rather than a single page with an inch missing from the sides)

5) Open the images in PS and do the following goto Filter>noise>despeckle and despeckle the image. Then goto Image>image size and choose your resolution (I use 940 for height) keep all the boxes ticked and select from the menu 'Bicubic Sharper'. Then sharpen the image by going to Filter>sharpen>sharpen

Here's what you should have so far:


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Old 10-13-2008, 10:30 AM   #39
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Scanning double sided mags with PS

Unlike in SolarJM's example (again thanks for the great hints!) we have different or one picture that spread over to pages and have NO content gaps:

1) At first scan both single sides you want to become on image making the scan overlapping a bit so that PS can auto align them.
Scan one, then the other and then paste the second into the first, as a new layer.
2) Auto-Align them by selecting both layer (use CTRL when clicking both layers), then chose Edit > Auto-Align Layers
3) Now after one another crop the layers so that only a minimal part is overlapping, but do not cut away too much because the blending (next step) will not look that good anymore.
4) Select both layers again and choose Edit > Auto-Blend Layers
5) Merge the layers
6) Crop the image removing all the edges.

Voilą, you have one beautiful image that has no viewable break.

You can find examples in all my scans, take this e.g.:

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Any experts know how to achieve the same results in Paint Shop Pro? I've struggled with these problems with sometimes unsatisfactory results. I like psp for it's balance of features/ease of use, but maybe it's time to move on.
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