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RoD
12-23-2002, 09:05 AM
Ok, we took some regular camera pictures on a vacation. They were near dusk but we didn't feel we needed the flash, well we did so they came out a lil dark. You can make out what the image IS just u go blind trying.

Is there a photoshop "how to" on fixing this? Can i? I'd let u guys see the image but its kinda personal and not rlly PG-13 lol.

Thnx.

Travis Dane
12-23-2002, 09:19 AM
So the picture is just too dark?
I assume you have it on your pc in jpg or bmp or whatever,
you could try increasing the lightness

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If you scanned it in i'm not sure if you can increase the light,
because if if it scans in dark it stays dark even though you increase the light

RoD
12-23-2002, 09:29 AM
yea i scanned it, let me give that a try.

RoD
12-23-2002, 09:46 AM
yea it helped a little, i just wish i could do the detail but i don't see how its possible. I got it to brighten a little with bright/contrast settings.

Travis Dane
12-23-2002, 09:58 AM
Enhance the detail of a scanned picture?
Photoshop can do allot so maybe that as well although
i don't have a clue how

OneStiffRod
12-23-2002, 10:37 AM
I think you've got to go to the channels RGB and adjust something like the hue in one or more channels.

At the photoshop website they have video tutorials on how to do things like this.

RoD
12-23-2002, 10:39 AM
that vid would take me an hour to get, i'll look tho thnx.

OneStiffRod
12-23-2002, 10:57 AM
In the help section there are some examples on how to do this, but I think the vids are more understandable.

Eibro
12-23-2002, 11:25 AM
Try adjusting the levels
ctrl+l I think

Bring the leftmost marker (black) towards the middle

RoD
12-23-2002, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by Eibro
Try adjusting the levels
ctrl+l I think

Bring the leftmost marker (black) towards the middle

that helped a little bit, the prob there is it loses alot of detail as it gets brighter...

-KEN-
12-23-2002, 12:55 PM
Post the picture and maybe we can help?

RoD
12-23-2002, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Ride -or- Die
I'd let u guys see the image but its kinda personal and not rlly PG-13 lol.

BMJ
12-23-2002, 03:09 PM
Try this....



- Create a new threshold layer
- Move the slider to the middle
- Whever you have white areas on the threshold layer, use the color picker on the corresponding areas on the background layer (the picture), and select the color
- Create a new layer on top of the background
- Fill the the layer with the selected color
- Invert the layer color (CTR+I)
- Change the blending mode on the inverted color layer to "color dodge"
- Merge all visible layers
- Now adjust the brightness

RoD
12-23-2002, 03:29 PM
That got it, thnx BMJ.