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I took a 35 film image from one of my family to attempt to salvage what I could from it. The image is from a picture where the flash did not fire, and it is at least 6 stops underexposed! Casually looking at the film strip, it looks like a blank frame. The "drugstore" print amazingly showed some vague details in a print which was pretty bad. I scanned the neg, and played for a while in Photoshop 7, as the shot was a very good frame of 2 people, had it been properly exposed. I did manage to do ...

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    Default Converting a noisy/grainy image to a "sketch"

    I took a 35 film image from one of my family to attempt to salvage what I
    could from it. The image is from a picture where the flash did not fire, and
    it is at least 6 stops underexposed! Casually looking at the film strip, it
    looks like a blank frame.

    The "drugstore" print amazingly showed some vague details in a print which
    was pretty bad. I scanned the neg, and played for a while in Photoshop 7, as
    the shot was a very good frame of 2 people, had it been properly exposed. I
    did manage to do much better than the "drugstore" print, but the image is
    very noisy and grainy.

    I was wondering if I could get something more usable if I converted to a B/W
    image, and then possibly converted that to a sketch/drawing.

    Can anyone point me to a tutorial which covers making a "pencil sketch" from
    a photo image?

    Ron Hirsch


    Ron Hirsch Guest

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    Default Re: Converting a noisy/grainy image to a "sketch"

    A search on any search engine will point you to such tutorials, as will a similar search through Adobe threads. It is a subject that comes up regularly.
    Ol' Whozit Guest

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    try looking at the channels to see if any are salvagable. then gaus blurring the damaged may help if it's only one bad channel. or channel mixer & bluring might also help...
    dave milbut Guest

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    Default Re: Converting a noisy/grainy image to a "sketch"

    Ron,

    Have you explored here?

    <http://www.retouchpro.com/>

    -- Burton --
    Burton Ogden Guest

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