Removing the lines from an image

Posted on 2003-03-29
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Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I scanned a photo, and it shows the faint colour lines that could pass off as a thumbprint. Do these lines have a name?, and is there a program or a feature in photoshop that can eliminate it. Here is a sample of the images i'm trying to fix
I want to be able to remove those colour lines. Or is there a proper technique to scan it again so it can come out looking good.?
Thanks in advance.
Question by:yasmine78
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This was printed material from a magazine or newspaper right? What youre seeing is the result of a moire pattern, but not so up close that you actually see the dots themselves. The usual method for getting rid of it is to use a VERY light gaussian blur, then Unsharp Mask. Some scannner programs also have functions to reduce the effect at the time of scanning.

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dearsina earned 100 total points
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An easier way is to scan your image in at a higher resolution (300+), and scaling the picture down in photoshop if you have to.


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Thanks Sina,
300 res did a perfect job. :)

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