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Specific fix needed for pixelation in background


Dziga74

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This should be a relatively simple fix but somehow I'm struggling with it. There's pixelation in the gray gradient background I'm trying to even out while maintaining the general texture, IE I don't want the correction to make the background look artificial. I've tried degrees of gaussian blur without success. If you have a solution, please post your process along with the result. Also please post in the same resolution and file format. Thanks very much for any and all help.

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JeffK

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I actually tried this using Topaz AI Sharpen, isolated the background, and pushed the suppress noise slider all the way.
I did convert to RGB to get it done then converted back to grayscale when finished.
If I look hard enough, I think there's some banding which shows in the original image.
Then again, I think Million Dollar Baby was her best film...:cheesygrin:
- Jeff
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Dziga74

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I actually tried this using Topaz AI Sharpen, isolated the background, and pushed the suppress noise slider all the way.
I did convert to RGB to get it done then converted back to grayscale when finished.
If I look hard enough, I think there's some banding which shows in the original image.
Then again, I think Million Dollar Baby was her best film...:cheesygrin:
- Jeff
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Thanks Jeff, definite improvement. Very much appreciated.
 

JeffK

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I suppose I'll have to invest in Topaz, seems it's the answer to all my issues...
Topaz has an incredible suite of products. Bit pricey but depends on how much you'll take advantage of their tools.
Not every tool can fix every problem every time you use it - but quite incredible what they can do when they're able.
Get yourself on their mailing list - they run sales from time to time...
- Jeff
 

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