PS Gurus.. HELP!!!!!

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by sillyphaunt, May 19, 2005.

  1. sillyphaunt

    sillyphaunt TPF Noob!

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    Okay.. I know this picture is HORRIBLE, but hear me out.

    I just got this one from Sam (my husband, in Iraq).. He met Oliver North last week and had a picture taken with him. The person taking the picture didnt turn on the flash, so the shutter was way too long, and ended up with this horrible blurry picture. I'm attempting to salvage it, but I am not having much luck.

    Its the only picture there is, and obviously can't be retaken, is there anyone that can salvage it? I'd be eternally grateful.

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    I included a Small picture in this thread, but If you think you could, I'd want it to be on the full size version here:

    http://myweb.cableone.net/banks/north.jpg
     
  2. JohnMF

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    Sorry sillyphaunt im not sure there is much can be done with camera shake like this :(

    One option would be to reduce it in size really quite small and then sharpen it. but this isnt a great solution.

    I will have a little go at it PS for you but i dont hold out much hope
     
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    Thanks. I feared as much. He thought I'd be able to fix it, I hate to tell him that I can't :(
     
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    Ive just had a little look at it in PS and think i figured out away to improve it, it wont be perfect but i think it should be alot better than what you have.

    It will take me a while, so i will copy your high res version and work on it tomorrow because its a bit late here in the UK and i need to go to bed :)
     
  5. sillyphaunt

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    Thank you thank you so much! I really will be so thankful. It meant so much to him to meet him, he was so excited to tell me about it.If you need to email it to me its banks@cableone.net

    Thanks again :)
     
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    ive had a shot at it, this is the best i could do.

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    this is the small version, here is a link for the big version

    northnew4final.jpg

    IMO Its near impossible to get rid of that camera shake. I think its a slight improvement tho. Maybe some one else on the forum can do it better?

    Im not sure if your husband in the picture still resembles himself. The camera shake is particularly bad around his face and as i dont know what he usually looks like, this could look like a completely different guy!

    Let me know what you think phaunt
     
  7. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Hey that's a great job you've done there john! I haven't figured out how to get rid of blur like that yet either and my sister - who is the queen of shaky camera hand - always gives me plenty of material. :lol:
    So how did you fix it up?
     
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    Oh Thank you so much John! I knew it wouldn't be perfect, but its much better than the original. Thank you! :)
     
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    I tried a bit to but I think it looks over procesed but if you want a copy then let me know and I can E-mail it to you, I have nowhere to host somthing of the size.
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    This is about the best that I can come up with... out of focus pics are very hard to correct :-(

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