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lol looks like this is the first post here >.>
well i was hoping some experienced cleaners could help me here.
I'm attempting the impossible as many see it; I'm trying to clean some mahou sensei negima pages. Just as the reputation says, the raws are quite hard to deal with.
here is a page i'm trying to clean...
i leveled it just a tad bit from the start then used topaz denoise and got this:
i then went through and redrew some distorted parts, burned some blacks, etc.
as you can see, the image is still a bit noisy and looks a bit too gray (in my opinion at least) but that's about as how far as I can go.
any suggestions on what to do? (or what I did wrong in the previous steps)
Too sharp. It was too sharp that the grays didn't look like what they're supposed to look. What I would suggest; If you're going to use raws like that, it would be better to manually clean it instead of relying too much on topaz denoise.
Last edited by Doragon; September 04, 2009 at 12:21 AM.
It doesn't look that bad, but if you aren't satisfied then do like Doragon said and do not use denoising at all. Requires more time and effort, but a RAW like that and a speed scanlation just doesn't bring better results. If you did a speed scanlation here, i don't want to do you injustice...
I'm only an ametuer myself, but I find that using a bit of brush works, with some transparency, too.
your final piece was fine for me. sure there's room to improve but to most readers i know every fine detail just doesn't matter, there's just not enough text on a page to stare for long and find every fault.
your good quality.
Well, the second attempt is very good if you have been a cleaner since not so much time...
I think you overburnt some SFX and so their lines are aliased...
About the gray, if you usually don't redo the gray areas is good...
Hi There ^^
I tried to fix it ^^ and here is the result ^^
I used a filter called Topaz Denoise
and see this too =)
and choose what you like ^^
btw your picture is so good so far you do not have to do anything else =)
but if you want to =) maybe you want something with less noise ^^ and thats what I did for you ^^
and If you need any help feel free to ask =)
Last edited by мαgιησя; April 07, 2010 at 10:08 PM.