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[SCANNED] R-Type poster

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not strictly Atari, as this was from a speccy magazine, but I found it amongst some other stuff and so scanned it in :)
it's been kicking about for I reckon 25 years, which is why it's so tatty :D cleaning it up might work, but I think it works as it is :)
800px wide:

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and the cleaned up version by greyfox:

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original 3500px wide (and about 3meg) http://www.spiny.org/atari/scanned_game ... e_3500.jpg

greyfox cleaned version - 3500px wide (and about 11meg) http://www.spiny.org/atari/scanned_game ... 00_mk2.jpg
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Nice work. Shame it was folded and cellotaped. Perhaps some budding photoshop guru can clean it up for us?
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Much better than the artwork they used for the box :)
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alexh wrote:Nice work. Shame it was folded and cellotaped. Perhaps some budding photoshop guru can clean it up for us?
I might give it a go later, the background is easy, it should just be black :) and some clone brush shenanigans should sort the rest.
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For some reason, the right hand side is clipped off here. Is that the way its supposed to be?

Other than that, nice. :)

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DarkLord wrote:For some reason, the right hand side is clipped off here. Is that the way its supposed to be?
Funny thing is on my home scanner from Horrible Product (HP.... to HP products lover, sorry about that), it produce a scan with a black clipping at lower left corner as seen on the scan in this thread, for 70-80% of the scans. I have no idea why it does that.... other than being Horrible Product.
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wongck wrote:
DarkLord wrote:For some reason, the right hand side is clipped off here. Is that the way its supposed to be?
Funny thing is on my home scanner from Horrible Product (HP.... to HP products lover, sorry about that), it produce a scan with a black clipping at lower left corner as seen on the scan in this thread, for 70-80% of the scans. I have no idea why it does that.... other than being Horrible Product.
(OK, I got the scanner real cheap.... :roll: )

I don't understand ? what is wrong with the scan I posted ?
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spiny wrote: I don't understand ? what is wrong with the scan I posted ?
Not to worry Spiny - nothing is wrong with it.

I posted this at the bottom of my first message: "PS Never mind - found the link!",

All clear now? :)
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DarkLord wrote:
spiny wrote: I don't understand ? what is wrong with the scan I posted ?
Not to worry Spiny - nothing is wrong with it.

I posted this at the bottom of my first message: "PS Never mind - found the link!",

All clear now? :)
yes, I understood your post perfectly :)

I'm just wondering what wong thinks is wrong with the scan I posted :)
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spiny wrote:I'm just wondering what wong thinks is wrong with the scan I posted
Probably nothing much is wrong.

Circled is the black clipping at the lower right corner.
I get this most of the time in my scans.... I wonder why.
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Okay Guys..Remastered by yours truly :mrgreen: ..a tricky job considering the amount of noise in the background, but I have successfully removed it flawlessly, I also replace the crash logo with a proper one and removed which appeared to be sella-tape glue on the Electric dreams logo and replaced with the original white colours, also the text green slogan has be recoloured and bevelled, which works really nice..so I hope you enjoy it, it took about 90mins to do , I've had to upload it to a file host as I don't where else to upload such big images without them been slunk by the usual image hosts..

grab it here and let me know what you all think. this file is now 9.9meg big
http://www.filesonic.com/file/144421632 ... 00_mk2.jpg

@Spiny

you do great work with all the game posters you scan etc..but may I give you some tips regarding scanning?

Firstly before you scan anything, try and use a micro fibre cloth to light clean away any dust containments, this greatly reduces unwanted noise in the scans, preparation can really improve your work.

Secondly, within your scanning setting , try to locate "De-Screening" feature if your scanner has it, this is designed to stop paper fibre noise from been scanned into your machine, there are different level of de-screening you can do, normally on newer scanner you simply check box it on, when scan from e.g. magazines etc.. in which all the old posters used, a magazine paper type.

Thirdly, some scanners use a feature called "Digital Ice" mainly Epson ones.. this allows any further dust that's flattened into the image and removes it, so "Hard Dust" is not scanned into your computer, another feature to look out for in your scanner options, theses are only to help you improve your skills, not to criticize them..

all the best

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The very top of the Crash logo has become clipped but other than that, it look superb - very nice work. :)
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8O it can be cleaned to such standard??!!
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Dal wrote:The very top of the Crash logo has become clipped but other than that, it look superb - very nice work. :)
fixed it..thanx...

new link Here : http://www.filesonic.com/file/144421632 ... 00_mk2.jpg

and I also updated my previous link
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wongck wrote:
spiny wrote:I'm just wondering what wong thinks is wrong with the scan I posted
Probably nothing much is wrong.

Circled is the black clipping at the lower right corner.
I get this most of the time in my scans.... I wonder why.
that is due to me scanning the poster in eight parts and merging them in an panoramic app, nothing to do with the scanner. the poster is four times bigger than the area I can scan in one go.

if your scanner is doing it, I think it's 'broken' :)
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Greyfox™ wrote:
@Spiny

you do great work with all the game posters you scan etc..but may I give you some tips regarding scanning?

Firstly before you scan anything, try and use a micro fibre cloth to light clean away any dust containments, this greatly reduces unwanted noise in the scans, preparation can really improve your work.

Secondly, within your scanning setting , try to locate "De-Screening" feature if your scanner has it, this is designed to stop paper fibre noise from been scanned into your machine, there are different level of de-screening you can do, normally on newer scanner you simply check box it on, when scan from e.g. magazines etc.. in which all the old posters used, a magazine paper type.

Thirdly, some scanners use a feature called "Digital Ice" mainly Epson ones.. this allows any further dust that's flattened into the image and removes it, so "Hard Dust" is not scanned into your computer, another feature to look out for in your scanner options, theses are only to help you improve your skills, not to criticize them..

all the best

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my scanner could do with a clean ... it is a little grubby :) but it means taking it apart as the imperfections are on the underneath of the glass (years of dust getting in I suspect, the scanner is about ten years old) next time I drag it out I'll have a look.

I use 'Vuescan' rather than the scanners software, as I run Windows 7 and the original software is 'up to XP' only.

anyway, you've done a good job on this poster, it really is very scabby in real life too, cleaning the scanner wouldn't have helped here :)
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thread updated, I've hosted the cleaned versions as the filesonic link is terribly sloooooow
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spiny wrote:thread updated, I've hosted the cleaned versions as the filesonic link is terribly sloooooow
Where? Wasn't particularly obvious when I looked at your site.
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Dal wrote:
spiny wrote:thread updated, I've hosted the cleaned versions as the filesonic link is terribly sloooooow
Where? Wasn't particularly obvious when I looked at your site.

in the first post in this very thread :)
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:oops:
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Dal wrote::oops:

I haven't added stuff to the site in my sig for a while, time to sort that out I reckon :)
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spiny wrote: if your scanner is doing it, I think it's 'broken' :)
For now I am living with that defect. It's just over a year old, so it not due for a new one yet.
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Just wanted to commend everyone involved with this - really excellent work guys! :)
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Can someone host the touched up picture somewhere? Filesonic doesn't work on O2 broadband if you've not got a fixed IP
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alexh wrote:Can someone host the touched up picture somewhere? Filesonic doesn't work on O2 broadband if you've not got a fixed IP
see the first post in this thread :)
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