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  1. classictractor

    Would appreciate some help please.

    I actually cheated a little. The original text is on what looks like "creamy" coloured paper, that may be because of it's age (over 100 years old) although I don't that is the sole reason. And so I photographed all pages using a B/W setting on my camera and then the first time I went through all...
  2. classictractor

    Would appreciate some help please.

    Gentlemen, thank you for your help, I genuinely have appreciated it all. But I have figured out what the problem is and it is so stupid that I am almost ashamed to admit to it. It is all to do with the palette colours. In the 1st image I have the foreground colour set to black and the background...
  3. classictractor

    Would appreciate some help please.

    In normal circumstances I only have just the one layer, the Background. I don't produce any more layers unless I want to copy a character and overlay it over a damaged character, which is quite rare, or sometimes if I want to cut a character completely although I usually do that with the Eraser...
  4. classictractor

    Would appreciate some help please.

    Thank you for your help. It is very much appreciated. Yes, as explained earlier, I am using the Marquee tool and I am wondering if I have altered something within that tool that is now giving me the black areas when I alter the alignment/position of any text. I have been using this method for...
  5. classictractor

    Would appreciate some help please.

    Thank you for your help. I am using the Distort tool because usually I need to modify the "trueness" of the text. The documents I have are over 100 years old and are stapled together is a sale catalogue. I didn't want to de-staple it all so I photographed all 72 pages. I tried to do this in a...
  6. classictractor

    Would appreciate some help please.

    I am tidying up some very mis-aligned old text in JPEG format and have been using the Rectangulat Marquee tool to outline selections and then usually Image>Transform>Distort to straighten things up. Sometimes I just use the Free Transformation option if I just want a simple move of the text...
  7. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Thank you very much for that @[ iLLuSioN ]. I downloaded that (the 64 bit version because I am using a Win 8.1 64 bit machine) and I am s-l-o-w-l-y getting there. For some reason when I have got to the Dewarp screen with the blue grid over what I have selected (actually just a paragraph to play...
  8. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Thank you for that @[ iLLuSioN ] You are obviously much more adept at using Scan Tailor tha I am. That is a very good job you have done there. But I didn't use the Advanced version, in fact I don't remember seeing that option. Is it also a freebie ?
  9. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Hello Jeff. My maps (plans) are actually slightly less than A0 size and I have been corresponding with my County Record Office and they have a fancy digital camera setup apparently which is capable of photographing at this size and can provide the results in JPEG or TIF format from what I think...
  10. classictractor

    Warped text.

    That is very true. The next project is the plans that were part of the sale. I would like to copy them but they are approximately 1m x 0.75m and quite delicate. Also been folded for 100 years which doesn't help. I have only got an A4 scanner so will have to get them scanned or photographed...
  11. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Drat ! My sincere apologies to all of you, I feel as if I have been wasting your time a bit on this. I have spent the best part of 3 hours with Scan Tailor today and went through the de-warping routime but, if I'm honest, I didn't get on very well with it. It might work better on complete pages...
  12. classictractor

    Warped text.

    I changed one of the JPEGs to a TIF format, then downloaded Scan Tailor, and now I am doing battle with that ! I have got the file loaded into a project (it is just one page) and have Selected Content (just one paragraph to start with) but struggling to see how to "de-warp" it. Looks like I'm...
  13. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Apologies John, I followed the latest link and answered Jeff's contribution before I read yours. Great minds ? Not in my case LOL Many thanks John, much appreciated. I will report back. Kind regards - David.
  14. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Good morning Jeff and many thanks for your continued help. I did put my brain into gear last evening and wondered if the following would work. Supposing I load my JPEGs into PSE and then save them in another format (PNG ? RAW ? PING ? TIFF ?), save them in a new folder in case it doesn'r work...
  15. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Just my luck !! :cry: Went to Install Scan Tailor and found this : And guess what AV program I use !!!! Yup, Norton 360. I installed SC and tried it anyway but it wouldn't/couldn't find any of my pages which are all JPEGs. Does anyone know of any other utility that will de-warp...
  16. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Hello @thebestcpu (how do you do that on this Forum - I had to do it manually just then) Firstly, thank you for your help, it is very much appreciated. Yes, I know I should upgrade my PSE, it is a relic of an old pc that I had and my Son built this present one for me, that's his profession...
  17. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Thank you Jeff, you have been very kind. if you ever need to know how to plough a field, set a combine, or shear a sheep then all you have to do is ask me. 😅 Kind regards and stay safe - David.
  18. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Thank you Jeff. That book scanning is pretty impressive. And thank you for finding ScanTailor for me, I'll have a look at that. The catalogue is actually 72 pages long and I am down to the last 10 pages but because I didn't take enough care over the "flatness" of the last few pages that's why I...
  19. classictractor

    Warped text.

    Firstly thank you for taking the trouble to try and help me. Much appreciated. I think I may have a problem since I am using PSE8 and to get to Transform I have to go to Image. Then I have the Transform option but when that opens there isn't a Warp option, only Free Transform, Skew, Distort, and...
  20. classictractor

    Hello to everyone from the U.K.

    Thank you Sam, kind regards - David.
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