Help extracting gold print off textured thesis cover

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Larry Miller, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller Guest

    Hi, Folks--

    I'm at my wits end-- someone asked me to extract just the print information
    off of a rough-textured colored binding, and for the life of me I can't
    figure out to do it without just digging in and tracing things manually.
    I've put the image at http://www.niparaja.org/portada4a.psd in case anyone
    feels like taking a look at it and giving me a nudge in the right direction.

    It's a grainy sucker: reduced to 150 dpi it's still 4 megs, careful if you
    have a slow connection.

    Any inspiration would be much appreciated-- Larry
     
    Larry Miller, Aug 7, 2003
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    Chris Havel Guest

    With such a small amount of text, wouldn't it be easier and faster just
    to retype it?
     
    Chris Havel, Aug 8, 2003
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  3. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller Guest

    Thanks for the experiment. I was hoping for something sharper, suspect I'll
    end up retyping the text and cleaning up the coat of arms manually.

    Thanks-- Larry
     
    Larry Miller, Aug 8, 2003
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  4. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller Guest

    Dunno about faster, but I think I'm going to go that route for quality.
    There just isn't enough sharp information in the raw material to do what I'd
    like. What fascinates me is my visual perception of the image: when I
    glance at it, I pull sharp data out of the noise immediately. Trying to do
    the same in PS sure makes me appreciate human perception... :>

    Thanks-- Larry
     
    Larry Miller, Aug 8, 2003
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    edjh Guest

    edjh, Aug 8, 2003
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    Stuart Guest

    Illustrator may be a better bet to recreate the whole thing, especially
    with the logo. One important point is you didn't mention how you plan to
    use the final file.

    Stuart
     
    Stuart, Aug 11, 2003
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  7. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller Guest

    Larry Miller, Aug 11, 2003
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  8. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller Guest

    Black and white printed document.

    Larry
     
    Larry Miller, Aug 11, 2003
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