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Post-scan touch-ups

From: Scanning Techniques for Photography, Art, and Design

Video: Post-scan touch-ups

Even though this is not a Photoshop class and it's not really an image editing class, I would be remiss if I didn't cover just some basic touchups for touching up images in the post-scan. Throughout this course I've been harping on cleanliness is next to godliness and wear your lint free gloves and clean your images and clean your scanner to the point that is probably sickening to you. But the fact is it really is important. But the other real world fact is that, no matter what you do, unless you work in a really, really clean environment, you are likely to end up getting some dust in your images. Heck, even I forget sometimes to change my gloves enough, or I forget to clean the scanner one last time, or I am putting the image down and a piece of dust floats in, so you end up with.

Post-scan touch-ups

Even though this is not a Photoshop class and it's not really an image editing class, I would be remiss if I didn't cover just some basic touchups for touching up images in the post-scan. Throughout this course I've been harping on cleanliness is next to godliness and wear your lint free gloves and clean your images and clean your scanner to the point that is probably sickening to you. But the fact is it really is important. But the other real world fact is that, no matter what you do, unless you work in a really, really clean environment, you are likely to end up getting some dust in your images. Heck, even I forget sometimes to change my gloves enough, or I forget to clean the scanner one last time, or I am putting the image down and a piece of dust floats in, so you end up with.

And here's that picture of Roberto that we scanned, and sure enough, we've got some dust and scratches here that need to be fixed. So I am just going to show you the quick and dirty ways to take these out, and it's really effective. First thing I want to encourage you to do however is make a duplicate layer and we're going to call it as Background- touchup, so that you don't injure the original image, and you can always go back to the background if you want to. And basically the tool that you are going to use here is a Spot Healing Brush. I am going to go ahead and close the Layers panel. we know which layer we are working on. And this works really, really well.

And basically just take this tool and make it a little bit larger than the dings that you're working on. And this tool honors the current underlying tone, and in a lot of cases, like on this jacket, that underlying tone is what creates the fabric itself. So you don't end up ruining the fabric, unlike using the Rubber Stamp tool. So I typically don't use the Rubber Stamp tool, I'll use this tool here. And notice, the more dust there is, the more time it's going to take. So hopefully this makes the point about why we really do want to get as much dust off of our images as possible.

And notice when you apply Sharpening, it just makes them worse, as we saw here, as we see in this image. So use that Spot Healing Brush tool, and it's very, very effective. And after you've done this a couple of times like this, then you'll more likely remember to clean your scanner and wear those lint free gloves. All right, So there's touching up.

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Scanning Techniques for Photography, Art, and Design

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Taz Tally
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  1. 6m 48s
    1. Welcome
      1m 11s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      3m 54s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 43s
  2. 1h 0m
    1. Scanners and digital cameras
      3m 6s
    2. Types of scanners
      5m 2s
    3. Scanner location
      3m 19s
    4. What scanners and digital cameras create
      7m 22s
    5. Understanding grayscale values and channels
      3m 19s
    6. Understanding pixels and vectors
      4m 1s
    7. Choosing pixels or vectors
      2m 27s
    8. Resolving resolution
      6m 32s
    9. Working with interpolation
      3m 31s
    10. Understanding the effects of compression
      2m 4s
    11. Evaluating and correcting images with histograms
      8m 26s
    12. Saving to different file formats
      7m 4s
    13. Color management
      4m 23s
  3. 33m 22s
    1. Cleaning your scanner
      7m 31s
    2. Cleaning your images
      7m 47s
    3. Calibrating your scanner
      9m 13s
    4. Creating and applying a color management profile
      8m 51s
  4. 20m 55s
    1. Evaluating your scan challenges
      9m 46s
    2. Reproducing vs. assigning colors
      6m 20s
    3. Recognizing continuous tone (contone) vs. dot pattern images
      4m 49s
  5. 36m 32s
    1. Understanding bit depth
      8m 49s
    2. Selecting a scan mode
      8m 20s
    3. Sharpening and its effects
      10m 40s
    4. Creating and assigning color management profiles
      8m 43s
  6. 2h 25m
    1. Taking the Tazmanian Oath!
      3m 38s
    2. Choosing your weapon
      4m 2s
    3. Setting up your scanning preferences
      12m 14s
    4. Performing a prescan
      2m 53s
    5. Assigning a scan frame
      5m 40s
    6. Determining scan resolution
      7m 57s
    7. Choosing a scan mode and bit depth
      5m 53s
    8. Naming images
      1m 49s
    9. Scanning simple logos and line art
      12m 21s
    10. Scanning complex line art
      7m 33s
    11. Scanning grayscale contones
      13m 22s
    12. Scanning color contones
      13m 54s
    13. Sharpening
      9m 39s
    14. Scanning printed/screened or patterned images
      7m 1s
    15. Scanning positive transparency film
      12m 33s
    16. Scanning negative transparency film
      9m 11s
    17. Capturing high dynamic range (HDR) scans
      1m 47s
    18. Setting up wet scans
      14m 29s
  7. 1h 48m
    1. Scanning, converting, and using simple line art
      5m 32s
    2. Scanning and using detailed line art
      10m 52s
    3. Scanning landscapes
      15m 50s
    4. Scanning product shots
      11m 58s
    5. Scanning combo/complex images
      9m 3s
    6. Adjusting distressed images
      11m 12s
    7. Scanning images with no neutrals
      11m 57s
    8. Post-scan touch-ups
      2m 7s
    9. Scanning images for multiple uses
      10m 44s
    10. Automatic scanning
      10m 40s
    11. Streamlining big jobs with batch scanning
      5m 22s
    12. Using your manufacturer's scanning software
      3m 14s
  8. 27s
    1. Goodbye
      27s

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