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Old 14th September 2008, 02:43 PM
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Old 14th September 2008, 03:36 PM
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Old 14th September 2008, 03:54 PM
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Thanks a lot. I was waiting for this. (^.^)
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Old 14th September 2008, 04:07 PM
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Old 14th September 2008, 04:16 PM
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Old 14th September 2008, 05:26 PM
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OMG, truehappiness~ you are making me crazy~~
5000 x 5000 pixels~~ @.@~!!!!
i really appreciate that~ thanks a million~!!
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Old 14th September 2008, 09:04 PM
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Thank you! It's really nice to have HQ versions of these.
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Old 14th September 2008, 09:42 PM
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Thanks! The pics all look great!
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Old 14th September 2008, 10:46 PM
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THANK YOU SO MUCH. finally, these are the best quality here, the quality i've been waiting for. who cares what others say (like luna). much appreciation truehappiness. you saved my day.
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Old 14th September 2008, 10:53 PM
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truehappiness you are the DUDE.

I've retouched some of your scans to get rid of the moire patterns & the curve of the page. I'm doing them at random as I feel like it. They should be big enough to make medium-sized wallpapers with. In any case, they look VERY nice - and I couldn't have done them without your big huge scans, even though they're only mid-sized. (tried it on the smaller scans - it did NOT work. x_X)


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Old 14th September 2008, 10:56 PM
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I'm not a pro at retouching, so I kinda just covered up a lot of patterns with strong gradients (I was just making a bunch of wallpapers so.. meh. lol.).

I find it kinda sad though that the graininess is apparent even at a size of 1024x768, but I'm finding that it's a miracle that images that are physically smaller than the wallpaper itself can still result in a kinda good image (while some... look.. really.. bad..)

Is it normal to get such fuzzy-like photos from large scans? I'm hoping that I'm not doing anything wrong, but.. you never know. I've only fully scanned like 4 booklets or so in the course of my Ayu fandom.

And just because I want to post all of them here too.

Wallpapers! (I'll be doing large versions of Voyage and B&D in a few):
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A COMPLETE PB cover

1280x1024


1280x800


1024x768


kanariya

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1024x768


Fly high

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1280x800


1024x768


SURREAL

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1024x768


evolution

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1280x800


1024x768


NEVER EVER

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Dearest

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1024x768


No way to say

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Moments

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Startin' / Born To Be..

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BLUE BIRD

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talkin' 2 myself

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Mirrorcle World

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Old 14th September 2008, 11:21 PM
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Most scanners are gonna give you those moire patterns. Higher-end scanners have descreening filters built-in (see if yours has one in the scan settings.... mine, regrettably, does not x_X).

Luckily you can KINDA get rid of them in photoshop if you go to Filter -> Noise -> Median. Usually for books a radius of 1 is okay but I've found these require either a radius of 2, or a radius of 3 (which blurs the image a bit) and then going to Unsharp Mask. From there you still need to size it down, but at least at wallpaper size, the moire pattern is virtually gone.

I'm doing a radius of 2 & then airbrushing a bit for the ones above. (I just did Fly high, but i may need to redo it later - it's either overdone or underdone depending on the area of the image you look at.)
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Old 14th September 2008, 11:23 PM
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THANK YOU. I was really hoping somebody would scan the PB in HQ.
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Old 14th September 2008, 11:25 PM
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Just a note on my PB philosophy while I'm at this.

We get photobooks and we look at them like every so often once in a while, but that's about it. I try to scan things as much as possible nowadays because in the long run, I simply want to contribute something that would otherwise have to be waited on for someone else to do.

Oh, and sacrificing one PB out of thousands for such a cause imo isn't that big of a deal, lol. The back cover-spine is kinda bent now, but it's not like I'm actually gonna look at it! (The back spine.)

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Old 15th September 2008, 01:06 AM
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6 new large singles + large lyric booklet scans are now in the first post.
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Old 15th September 2008, 01:29 AM
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Old 15th September 2008, 01:45 AM
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Thanks a bunch! I'm too scared to squash mine in a scanner, I'd hate to see it even slightly damaged
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Old 15th September 2008, 01:56 AM
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Shoot. I'm realizing that I should've used the color document setting on my scanner because that puts out such a beautiful photo compared to the color photo setting. WTF?

Compare!


w/ the Document setting



w/ the Photo setting

Note: 2nd one is a LOT smaller.. so.. yeaah. lol.

I've added & to the first post in large format and it looks really good. I made it a bit larger than the rest so I had some wiggle room. I dunno if it came out any better after scanning it differently though.

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Old 15th September 2008, 03:28 AM
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Thank you so much truehappiness! I've been looking forward to seeing these for so long! I haven't had internet for a while (still don't! ), so I've been going crazy wondering what I've been missing. I'm so glad that I finally got to see these and that they're so great. Thank you!!
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Old 15th September 2008, 03:30 AM
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Thanks, truehappiness! I have yet to receive my AC copy.
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