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Download: Give Old Prints New Life

By Kelly  ·  Issue: September/October 2012 (v9n5)

This is the sample file to follow along with “Give Old Photos New Life” from the September/October 2012 issue of Photoshop Elements Techniques.


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5 Replies to Download: Give Old Prints New Life:

  1. Craig

    August 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I cleaned this old photo pretty well. Then I tried to take it into Topaz Black-and-White Effects for some further refinements. Much to my surprise my Topaz plug-ins were not active. I got a little excited thinking that I may have lost my Topaz plug-ins. But after trying it with other images everything was fine. Maybe it’s because it was sample downloaded picture I don’t know, but it appears I can play around with it in Photoshop Elements.

  2. Floyd

    August 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I can’t get this file to download for sacing. I tried other files from you and they work ok, just not this one.

  3. Jim

    August 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I haven’t tried this process yet. Although I’ve worked with several old/damaged photos. My biggest problem is getting a usable scan. The only hardware I have at the moment is what’s built into the multi-function machine. But I still remember the same moire pattern being a problem on a dedicated scanner I had many years ago. So…

    Are newer scanners able to defeat the patterns created when images are, now even more, created with dots? Even old photographs, supposedly using microscopic sized crystals still cause this problem with my current scanner that claims to have 600dpi hardware! It’s bad with ‘black and white” but much worse with color.

    Any recommendations on good dedicated scanners? ;-)

    • Dean

      October 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      I purchased a Epson V600 a few months ago and just love it. Was recommended by a photography forum. It does a very nice job on photos and negs of all sizes. Got it at

    • Jim

      October 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      I think I’m replying to my own post! 8-| Do I have to pay extra?! LOL!

      Anyway, I bought an Epson V500 last month and am absolutely amazed at the quality of the scans compared to the built-in scanner I had been so frustrated with. It could very well be that almost ANY dedicated scanner will be better than the one that comes in a Multi-function machine. Only problem is that it can’t be shared, but neither could the scanning function of the MFC machine. If you’re planning on doing this kind of work, get the right tool(s)! ;-)

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