I'm editing a documentary that takes place in the 1920's.
Many of the 100 or so headlines that I need to use in the
doc (Final Cut Pro 4.5 HD) are heavily degraded.
Using the clone tool, one document can take an hour of clean up.
Does anyone have a quick way to mask out the mess and leave just
I'm not familiar with how to do it, but I recall that there's
a way to use the luma channel????????????
Is there a way to attach a sample of a degraded headline here?
G5 Dual 2.5 GHz
4G Ram OSX4.6
Final Cut Pro 4.5HD, Logic Audio 7.1
PS CS2, AE CS2
1. Strip color out by desaturating
2. Run a Levels adjsutment and force the back and whites
3. Smart Sharpen the image
4. Use a Hue/Saturation adjustment Layer to Colorize image back to sepia tint (you can reuse the laer on multiple headlines to make them consistent.
Richard M. Harrington, PMP
Author: Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork