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« on: September 01, 2011, 11:15:28 am »

I have some free time so if anyone wants background removed or photos touched up I will do it as I have a bit of tme.  It's best if the photo is in focus and not too small.  I won't manipulate it too much, only touch up color and perhaps sharpen the image but I won't "re-shape" it!  Grin  Most photos I see in the galleries have a red tinge to them.  I won't get into the technical reason for this imbalance but I can help correct it.

Here's one I did for my friend Benito.  I only removed the background and then did an "automatic" image adjustment:

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 11:28:27 am »

One more of Bento's.  This one looked "washed out"  I adjusted color and contrast:

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 12:40:36 pm »

For Lucas, 12 Caesar's virtual tray:

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 01:00:02 pm »

Heres an easy one  Grin

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-69805
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 01:01:11 pm »

Black background?
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 01:11:19 pm »

Sure  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 01:14:04 pm »

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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2011, 01:20:32 pm »

black background it is!  It was tough, very low res
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2011, 01:22:00 pm »

looks great! TYVM!
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 01:27:11 pm »

Nikos, I think this one now has a bit more life to it:

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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2011, 01:39:11 pm »

Actually it is great! Very nice!  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2011, 02:26:42 pm »

I know this maybe a lot to ask but if and when you have the time, why not share some tips with us?
I can do some things but I know there is much more that is possible. One thing I don't know is how to remove the background with silver coins, without leaving the edges all ragged. For my gallery I don't need it but it is still useful for some things.
If you want, you can use this one:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-65476
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2011, 02:35:47 pm »

Here's one I found in Lucas' gallery.  Took away the red tinge and bumped up the contrast a bit.  Also used the sharpening tool as it was slightly out of focus.
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2011, 02:40:52 pm »

I know this maybe a lot to ask but if and when you have the time, why not share some tips with us?
I can do some things but I know there is much more that is possible. One thing I don't know is how to remove the background with silver coins, without leaving the edges all ragged. For my gallery I don't need it but it is still useful for some things.
If you want, you can use this one:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-65476

areich is it toned or more silver?  I can remove the red but I want to know how toned it is.
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2011, 02:48:05 pm »

It is as darkly toned as the picture shows. In hand there's just a hardly noticable trace of burgundy, much weaker than in the picture.
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2011, 02:49:44 pm »

Does it look like this in hand?
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2011, 03:02:48 pm »

A nice big hi res picture works best.

I use Photoshop 6, it's an older version and not as user friendly as the newer versions but this one is the one I taught myself on.

I first zoom in close around the rim of the coin 200%.  I then select the "background removal tool".  I don't use the "select color tool" as I prefer to manually go in up close.  This gives me more control of what gets removed.

I select black as the background rather than the "transparent" and I begin moving the circle "paint brush" all around the coin. I zoom in so I can see the very edge of the coin.  I then "paint" the background black.  I ever so slightly overlap onto the coin so as to give a nice crisp edge.  This can be difficult if it is a low res picture because the pixels will be huge when you zoom in.  A high res picture has smaller pixels.

I then finish removing the background with the circular paint tool.  I can make the diameter as big or small as need be to get into every nook and cranny of the coins edge.  I can also use a "block" tool to do large areas.

Once the background is black (or white or whatever color you choose) I then use the "adjust image" tab.  There is a selection for "Auto Adjust image"  I click that as it is usually smart enough to correct color and contrast on it's own.  If not I click the "Adjust color" tab and back off the red until the image looks like the coin in hand.  I do the same for the other colors.

Then I move on to the "Adjust Contrast and Brightness" tab.  Again I play with the values until it looks like the coin in hand.  Usually this is minimal as over compensating with contrast and brightness makes the coin look bad.

If the photo is out of focus there is a "Sharpen" Filter which sharpens the edges.  Again there is a way to crank this up more or less.  A lower "sharpening" works best.  

That's really it.  Very simple but you need a steady hand.  The "Step" backward tool is great for when you mess up!

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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2011, 03:11:22 pm »

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Here's one I found in Lucas' gallery.  Took away the red tinge and bumped up the contrast a bit.  Also used the sharpening tool as it was slightly out of focus.

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A coin I don't recognize after proper editing.
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2011, 03:18:59 pm »

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Here's one I found in Lucas' gallery.  Took away the red tinge and bumped up the contrast a bit.  Also used the sharpening tool as it was slightly out of focus.

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A coin I don't recognize after proper editing.

As long as it still looks like your coin! Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2011, 03:23:09 pm »

Jay, sounds like we do pretty much the same thing. I use a pen pad when doing mine. I use to use a laptop touch pad, and hated doing photos, then my wife said "why don't you use my pen pad" or whatever the thing is called. Made a world of difference. I have been getting better as I go along.

You do things in a slightly different order than me though. I also haven't tried the sharpen image or auto adjust. I have some coins that I did with only the touchpad of a laptop and had been trying to figure out my new camera setup in my new house so tried a red backing when taking the photo, and well they look like garbage. They are pretty apparent when looking at my gallery. I just can't find the desire to use what little spare time I have taking new pics of coins already posted.

I will have to see if the few other things you do help me out.
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« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2011, 03:28:17 pm »

If your still taking requests Grin If not no worries Smiley

Here two I've had much difficulty photographing.


http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-52273


This ones ok, if you don mind my hands :/   that and its a little out of focus around the ex.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-55543
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« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2011, 03:28:40 pm »

Thanks a lot. In hand there's even less red, just barely noticeable but the picture is fine as it is. I wish it was as red as my original picture looks on my monitor, so I didn't fiddle with it much at the time. For now I needed a white background but this was now very easy to change. Thanks for the detailed instructions.
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« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2011, 03:41:10 pm »

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« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2011, 03:42:04 pm »

If your still taking requests Grin If not no worries Smiley

Here two I've had much difficulty photographing.


http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-52273


This ones ok, if you don mind my hands :/   that and its a little out of focus around the ex.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-55543

The Augustus was tough, either too bright or too dark.  Tried to find a compromise:

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« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2011, 03:55:10 pm »

Please feel free to use any pictures you want for your galleries...or not.  angel
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