In the previous part I created a negative scanner and created batch processing to turn it into good looking pictures. In this part I will continue to develop dust and scratches process. Dust and scratches are unavoidable when you are scanning negatives. The expensive professional scanners will create a dust mask by using infrared sensor … Read moreScanning Negatives, part 3 – Dust and Scratches
In the previous part I assembled a DIY film scanner that allows me to scan a whole roll of film in less than 2 minutes. In this part we will create process in Photo Reactor to turn old negatives into a great looking picture. The task is to create a process that will be mostly … Read moreScanning negatives, part 2 – Post Processing
Level: Intermediate You may have already heard about Frequency Separation technique in photo editing, since it became popular in the past few years. In short you separate your image into two parts: High Frequency that contains the texture and fine details and the Low Frequency that contain colors and tones and rough details. This way … Read moreFrequency separation with Photo-Reactor
Quite a lot of people are using DAP as a preparation tool for real paintings. And I am not exception and used DAP occasionally to simply “pre-chew” a boring photo into something paint worthy. The idea of U-Paint is that it breaks image into various steps and layers that can be helpful for real-world painting. … Read moreU-Paint Helper
Originally when I build layers for version 5 some of the blending effects in DAP layers got (let’s call it by a mistake) reversed from how they behave in Photoshop. I simply didn’t compare what the same effects in Photoshop does. This wasn’t big deal when you use it all in DAP, until now when … Read morePSD Compatible Mode in Layers, what is it?
If you want to scan negatives at home there are few options. The most common these days is to use flatbed scanner with a negative attachment (which is basically a light inside the lid and some sort of plastic negative holder). Then there are dedicated film scanners that usually produce sharper results such as Canon … Read moreScanning Negatives the fast way (Part 1)