removing some of the speckle from a photo

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Wed, 12 October 2005 11:41 Go to next message
chaz (Photoshop begginer)
I took some photos indoors last evening and the faces are a tad on the
speckley side. Im sure thats not a word, but I would like to soften these a
little. I am using PS CS.

chaz
Wed, 12 October 2005 14:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kingdom (Photoshop expert)
"chaz" <chaznsc@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:11kqbkr1tc90n85@corp.supernews.com:

> I took some photos indoors last evening and the faces are a tad on the
> speckley side. Im sure thats not a word, but I would like to soften
> these a little. I am using PS CS.
>
> chaz
>
>
>

DUPLICATE THE LAYER

Then try Filter >Noise>Dust & Scratches

and or Filter >Noise>Despecle

and or use the clone tool to spot them out

If the eyes and mout loose there sharpned erase them allowing the
original to show through.

There are other methods but a bit more advanced or other filters.



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Thu, 13 October 2005 14:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tom Nelson (Photoshop expert)
Photoshop CS2 has a "Reduce Noise" filter which does what you want. If
you have a previous version:
1. Image>Mode>LAB Color
2. In the Channels palette, click the A channel. If it has a lot of
noise...
3. Filter>Noise>Dust & Scratches to even out the noise. When you're
done, the channel won't look like much of anything.
4. Channels>B channel. Do the same thing if it needs it.
5. Image>Mode>RGB

Tom Nelson
Tom Nelson Photography

In article <11kqbkr1tc90n85@corp.supernews.com>, chaz
<chaznsc@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I took some photos indoors last evening and the faces are a tad on the
> speckley side. Im sure thats not a word, but I would like to soften these a
> little. I am using PS CS.
>
> chaz
>
>
Fri, 14 October 2005 14:20 Go to previous message
Akuta (Photoshop begginer)
chaz wrote:
> I took some photos indoors last evening and the faces are a tad on the
> speckley side. Im sure thats not a word, but I would like to soften these a
> little. I am using PS CS.
>
> chaz

On of the more simple methods (simple to me, anyways) is to duplicate
the layer, Filter>Blur>Guas. Blur, set the blend mode to darken (unless
the speckles are darker, then set it to lighten, and apply a layer mask
to block out any of the blurred image on the areas that it is not
needed (i.e. layer mask to show just around the faces), then adjust the
opacity on the blurred layer to make the modifcation look a bit more
natural.

Just one of my quick methods. :)
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