I've been browsing around this NG and around the web for a solution to
this particular problem:
I have two pictures, a scanned photograph (4x6 picture scanned at 300dpi
a Canon FB600U USB scanner) and a picture taken with a Canon Powershot
at full resolution (3 megapixel, 2something x 1something).
Scanned: My wife's softball team, taken with (what appears to be) 400
ASA film. Picture was taken about 7:00pm in the summer so late day light
and was also taken with a flash. The shirts, which are red, are fairly
and the white lettering is actually ghosted since it's over exposed a
Digital: Two people from my wife's softball team who weren't at the
final game. The picture was taken at around 6:00 on an overcast day
without a flash.
Someone decided that since I know something about computers that I would
be the one to combine them.
I've been able to use masking to remove the two missing players and paste
them in as a new layer on the team photo.
I've also been able to play with burning and dodging to get the shirts
and letters to similar colors/brightness.
The two biggest problems I have: free rotating and matching graininess.
The scanned picture is grainier than the digital picture. I know there
are methods for removing some grain, but what's a good method for adding
or matching grain?
Free rotate: I had thought PSP7 had a free rotate feature (as in, grab
the selection and rotate). Is this not the case? It seems the only way
to do it is to specify values which is not as efficient, IMHO.
Any help on these? I'd be more interested in help with the grain issue.