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Q: Photoshop Elements 2 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Photoshop Elements 2
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: ferdl-ga
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Posted: 03 Jul 2003 05:06 PDT
Expires: 02 Aug 2003 05:06 PDT
Question ID: 224671
Using Photoshop Elements 2, how do I eliminate Moray patterns from a photo?
Subject: Re: Photoshop Elements 2
Answered By: serenata-ga on 03 Jul 2003 06:34 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Ferdl ~

I believe you are referring to moiré (pronounced "moray") patterns
from a scanned photo or page.

There are many tutorials online, and for the most part, they

1. Scan the image at a resolution approximately 150-200% higher than
neededfor final output.

2. Go to Filter > Noise > Median.

3. Use a radius between 1-3. The higher the quality of the source, the
lower the radius can be. You will probably find that 3 works well for
newspapers, 2 for magazines, and 1 for books.

4. Go to Image > Resize > Image Size and resample to the desired image
size and resolution using the bicubic resampling option.

5. Zoom to 100% magnification.

6. Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask.

7. Exact settings will depend on the image resolution, but a good
starting point is: Amount 50-100%, Radius 1-3 pixels, Threshold 1-5.
Use your eye as the final judge.

If you still have moiré patterns after applying the median filter, you
can try a slight gaussian blur.

* "Photoshop Tips & Tricks Letters"

* "How To Remove Moire Patterns From Scanned Photos
   in Photoshop and Elements", by Sue Chastain

* Removing Moire (Adobe Elements Newsgroup)

* A few tips for scanning, Manual Descreen Method, by Wayne Fulton

Search terms used:

 - "moire" + "photoshop elements"
 - "moire patterns" + photoshop elements

Hope this helps you get sharper image,
ferdl-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
A quick and to the point answer in spite of my spelling error.

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