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    Help with cleaning this scan?

    Hello,
    I've been part of the scanalator community for more than a year but I had never really done scanning and cleaning myself. I scanned this image in and I was wondering how I could pre-clean this.

    Thanks

    http://img34.imageshack.us/i/rawscanhelp.png/

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    Re: Help with cleaning this scan?

    By pre-clean you mean *gag* filters?

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    Re: Help with cleaning this scan?

    Not necessary filters, I don't really like them but I really want a good way that I can turn raw scan into a HQ scan

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    Re: Help with cleaning this scan?

    Good way to turn raw scan into HQ scan: start with an HQ scan. Since you're scanning yourself, you can actually do that. Scan at at least 600 dpi (or go crazy and hit 1200 dpi) to preserve as many of the details as possible then take it from there with the standard photoshop tools (crop, level, rotate, etc).

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    Re: Help with cleaning this scan?

    Okay, so after i've cropped, roated everything how can I level it without over-leveling, destroying the quality or messing up?

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    Re: Help with cleaning this scan?

    You read different guides, look at different scans and experiment. Keep the original scans somewhere safe and practice at will on the copies. Try a little leveling, a lot of leveling, play with the brushes, play with the dodge and burn tools, etc. If you post your results here, the experts (i.e. not me 'cos I suck) can give you some good feedback.

    Don't be afraid to mess up. It's all part of the learning process.

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    Re: Help with cleaning this scan?

    just level as you want then resize to ***x1600 or ***x2000, then use topaz denoise JPEG HQ ok
    Use Suf blur 18/10
    Then level one more time
    resize to ***x1200
    This raw is too easy to scan
    Sorry for my bad in English @@

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    Re: Help with cleaning this scan?

    No. No, we do not use Topaz. That's the opposite of what we're going for, as the OP said.

    That page was scanned with "Auto-correct" (or whatever anything outside of Photoshop calls it) and with a white background. They combined to wash the hell out of the image. Your best bet is to find a better quality scan and level it gently. Once you get it to a good point, you can start in on replacing patterns (where needed. If this is from a volume, you probably won't have to) and touching up whatever the leveling may have damaged.

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    Re: Help with cleaning this scan?

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6ASJQW88

    If you like it then I will tell you the method(steps but I may mess up the numbers that is step 2 could be the 3rd and vice versa) But before that please give me a whole chapter with such raws(so that I could practice)
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