Saturday, September 17, 2011

Watercolor Texture in Scans: How to Remove It


Grainy, overly textured scans getting you down?  Try this little trick in photoshop.  Go to Filters > Blur > Smart Blur, and move the Threshold and Radius sliders until you get your desired effect.  This image was a spotty mess until I found this article. 

11 comments:

Ignatz said...

Yes, yes, photoshop is almost a god, ha ha ;)

Phyllis Harris said...

These little chicks are delightful, Paige. Your art always brings a smile to my face. :) And a great tip!

Janet Dibbydabby.com illustrator said...

I love your new header and thanks for the tip!

Gordon Pritchard (a.k.a. gordo) said...

I'm glad you found my blog helpful! And thanks for having the integrity to provide a link to it.

Sainz Design said...

It is raining like crazy in m y part of the woods this morning, but looking at your chicks has brought in a little bit of sunshine. Thanks!

Ginger*:) said...

Thanks goodness for people who share their tips and tricks. The illustration is just wonderful, Paige. Those chicks are adorable!

Frankie said...

Thanks for the tip - will be useful. I love the chick in the middle, enjoying the rain, just like me in a summer rain shower!

Paige Keiser said...

Thanks everyone! :D I'm so glad these little chicks brightened someone's day :)

You're welcome Gordon, and thank you! Hope you get a few extra hits on your awesome article.

christine grove said...

I just LOVE your work!!!! And did I mention I love it?!? :)

Indigene Theresa said...

Wonderful art and help! Wowee! :)

lil kim said...

excellent link! Thank you. Sometimes I really like that paper texture but other times it really needs to go!

great chicks too :)