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Restore image of 1947 typed text...?

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Hi there,

 

Others have used Photoshop to restore faded text from old document scans, but hey---I've left PS for Affinity, so that doesn't help. :)

 

Anyone know how to do this, or know where I can find step-by-step instructions? The documents I'm working with are carbon copies of typed pages, circa 1947, scanned in at 400dpi jpg (can rescan in another format, if needed).

 

Hope someone out there can help; I'm resurrecting a couple hundred pages of my great-grandfather's daily typed journals (most of which are legible enough on their own, but a few that need some Affinity Photo magic and love).

 

Thanks!

 

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Use a levels adjustment layer and drastically move the sliders and see if that helps make the text more legible (Layer, New Adjustment Layer, Levels Adjustment)


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To add to the comment by pauls, this link to the Smithsonian Institute might help...

http://siarchives.si.edu/services/forums/collections-care-guidelines-resources/help-making-documents-more-legible

 

This is an elements guide, but it should translate in APh...

http://www.essential-photoshop-elements.com/making-a-hazytextimage-readable.html

 

HTH

 

peter


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Use a levels adjustment layer and drastically move the sliders and see if that helps make the text more legible (Layer, New Adjustment Layer, Levels Adjustment)

 

 

To add to the comment by pauls, this link to the Smithsonian Institute might help...

http://siarchives.si.edu/services/forums/collections-care-guidelines-resources/help-making-documents-more-legible

 

This is an elements guide, but it should translate in APh...

http://www.essential-photoshop-elements.com/making-a-hazytextimage-readable.html

 

HTH

 

peter

 

Thanks to both of you for the suggestions---I'm going to give this a try, confident that a little "trial and error" will do the trick. :)

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On 10/14/2015 at 3:03 AM, Pauls said:

Use a levels adjustment layer and drastically move the sliders and see if that helps make the text more legible (Layer, New Adjustment Layer, Levels Adjustment)

I know you answered this question years ago but you also helped me out.

Fading Sales receipts - thermal paper - paid cash for the item and 3 mths later you can barely read the docket.  I luckily took a photo but it was of the faded receipt.

 A Fitbit Versa, strap cracked and then broke and the screen has gone weird like if it was infected by a problem update.  And I loved using it.

Thanks Pauls.

 

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