Combining Two Scanned Photos

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by The Old Bloke, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. I have 2 scans of the same (old) photo. When I say the same photo, there
    were two copies of the same photo, each showing different bits of damage.
    Is there a way to combine both scans to get an enhanced copy. ie stack the
    two images to increase signal to noise?

    I am a novice with CS4

    The Old Bloke, Oct 15, 2009
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  2. Magic! Thank you!

    The Old Bloke, Oct 15, 2009
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  3. The Old Bloke

    Joel Guest

    It doesn't matter which version or old/new photo as they work the same
    with any version with LAYER feature.

    1. Adjusting each photo to have similar brightness

    2. Laying one on top of other

    3. Select the Mask Command [o] then start merging them together

    - You can set the Opacity of the top layer so you can see the lower photo

    - The Revealing the good part from the bottom photo, or Concealing the bad
    part of the top photo

    That's about it. And you may need to combine with other tricks you have
    already known.
    Joel, Oct 15, 2009
  4. The Old Bloke

    Joel Guest

    It's the right basic idea, but I would use the MASK command than Erase. Or
    if you can use some type ok History Eraser (I don't know if it's the correct
    name or not) which works pretty similar to Masking as you can UNDO the
    previous stokes when regular Erase can only undo the very last command.

    Also, I am still using CS3 to know what CS4 has that CS3 doesn't.
    Joel, Oct 15, 2009
  5. The Old Bloke

    ewrtertewr Guest

    U might be able to reporpose the HDR tools in PS to do what you need.
    ewrtertewr, Oct 16, 2009
  6. I am so thankful for all the help that you kind people have given me. It is

    Doug Price
    The Old Bloke, Oct 16, 2009
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