How to improve this scanned photo

Explorer ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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Hi,

 

I got this photo that was scanned.

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There is a texture that appears on the photo, principaly on the dark tones of the man. Probably coming from the photo paper. I mitigate the background in blurring it, but I can't do that with the man in the front. How to suppress this texture? I use Photoshop CC version 17.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021
As Mike says, that is noise.  I think the easiest, and still very effective. noise reduction tool in Photoshop is in the Camera RAW > Detail tab.  I've pushed all the way to 100% below and it has reduced the noise without impacting too badly on detail. This shows before and after, and demonstrates that you can work on a copy of the layer, and use a Layer mask to mask out areas where you feel detail has been lost

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Try filter >> Noise >> Median >> 12 on  a copy of the layer. you can them mask out the face so only the dark jacket noise is suppressed and detail of face is preserved.

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As Mike says, that is noise.  I think the easiest, and still very effective. noise reduction tool in Photoshop is in the Camera RAW > Detail tab.  I've pushed all the way to 100% below and it has reduced the noise without impacting too badly on detail.

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This shows before and after, and demonstrates that you can work on a copy of the layer, and use a Layer mask to mask out areas where you feel detail has been lost

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Thank you Mike and Trevor for your advice. That works. Effectively, the noise reduction tool in the Camera RAW seems reduce noise with less lost of details.

 

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