Softening paper texture


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Softening paper texture

Photographers used to offer the finish print to their customers on heavily textured paper. It added an artsy look to photos that people were proud to hang out and display in their homes. However, when it comes time to scan a textured photo the light from the scanner reflects in all those little peeks and valleys of texture. So how do we soften the texture while not losing a lot of clarity? Here is one quick and easy way to try. Duplicate the original layer either by keyboard shortcut Ctrl on a PC or Command on a Mac + J, double-click on the layer name and rename it, we'll name this Suzy and click next to it to accept.

Let's zoom in really tight so you can see the texture really, really well. Zoom in with Ctrl or Command and the Plus key a little too far let's go back one that looks really good. Scroll up, let's look at this portion in her hair and over on this side. Now let's go to the Filter menu down to Blur and then Surface Blur, and move it over just a little so we c...

Softening paper texture
Video duration: 4m 40s 2h 38m Intermediate

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Softening paper texture provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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