Fix Your Photo Scans Professionally Using Photoshop

In this photo scanning guide, you’re going to learn how to:

  • Make your image colours look natural and less dull and flat
  • Get rid of dust scratches without taking away detail
  • Make blurry photos look sharper and more defined

But if you’re not sure what the actual problems are when scanning photos, then how are you suppose to fix them?

So here’s the 3 problems and how to fix them.

Problem 1: Your Photo Scans Are Going To Look Unnatural

Take out a photo. Look closely. Do you see a shine or gloss coming off the surface? Even old photos made out of thicker paper have some light coming off the surface.

Why am I talking about the surface of your photo?

Well, your scanner is ALSO going to scan the light coming off the surface of your photos. And you’ll get images like this…

fix photo scan unnatural colors photoshop
It doesn’t matter if your photo is 100 years old. Or if your photo is 1 year old. The light coming off the surface of your photos is going to blunt, flatten, and dull the colours of your scan.

Click the link to fix this: How To Fix Colour From A Photo Scan Using Photoshop

Problem 2: Dust, Scratches, Cracks, Folds In Photos

If you’re family is like mine, then your mom probably stuffed all the photos in a box and hid it in a closet. All to save space.

But now the photos are bent. Or scratched because they’ve been moved around so much.

In this section, I’m going to show you to do this…

fix scratches cracks dust bends in photo scan using photoshop

Click here for a step-by-step guide: How To Fix Cracks From A Photo Scan Using Photoshop

Problem 3: Photos Don’t Look Sharp Or Well Defined

Another problem is sometimes photo scans look blurry or out of focus. Have a look…

photo scan blurry sharp fix photoshop

This can be because the photo was taken out of focus. And sometimes it’s because the actual paper of the photo will dull the details.

To fix the sharpness of a photo, click here: How To Fix Sharpness Of Photo Scan Using Photoshop  

 

Taken from http://howtoscan.ca

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