Join Neil Rhodes for an in-depth discussion in this video Examining the scans, part of Photo Restoration Techniques: Removing Paper Texture.
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- Let's start by opening the exercise files.…We're going to be examining these files up close…to see what effects the scanning light…has had upon the texture and if we can…spot any other anomalies from the scanning setup.…So let's look at image 2.1, or a_2.1…and we're going to use the Zoom tool…and Zoom to All Withindows.…I'm going to zoom in on the right hand side here…on some texture in the dark area on the photo,…and you can see here that the scanning light…is shone from the right hand side…and it's picked the right hand side…of the bubble texture showing us a half moon,…and if we look at the other images where we've…rotated the image, the half moon's on top…of the bubble texture and to the left…and underneath the bubble.…
We go back to a_2.1 and if we just move across…the image, we can see that the texture changes…across the surface of the photo.…In this green area here, it's almost invisible…and on the man's face highlights are just slightly…showing on the right hand side.…It's these inconsistencies in the texture…
In this course, master retoucher Neil Rhodes shows a variety of techniques for removing paper texture, from scanning the photo in multiple angles to using a sophisticated Photoshop plugin called FFT to process photos on Windows.