Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Photoshop Phixes Things
Jon saw this image of Lulu looking out at a cow as it flashed by on my screensaver, and wanted a copy of the picture. I told him it was a great photo but had some major pixel problem, maybe because it was taken long ago with an early model digital camera that stuck on the wrong setting..
So I opened it in Photoshop, tried to lose all the rainbow dots via repeated Filter>Noise>Despeckle. That took some, but left a lot of stubborn white spots. Then I desaturated it a bit, took the smudge tool and smeared the dots. I duplicated the layer, making the one below totally desaturated, and used layer "Soft light" to combine them. I like it better, do you?
"Miles to Go" that's the title.
Here's how dotty the original image was: