How to scan slides using photoshop

Discover How To Fix Your Slide Scans Professionally Using Photoshop

After reading these Advanced Slide Scanning Tips, you're going to learn how to...

  • Fix faded colours and make colours look more natural
  • Remove dust and scratches without removing important detail
  • Become a pro at Photoshop so you can show your kids how to do this, so they can fix the next 5000 scans!

But if you're not sure what the 3 problems are when scanning slides, then you'll waste time trying to find out what to fix.

Here's what you need to know...

Problem 1: Your Slide Scans Are Going To Look Unnatural

When you look at a slide in the light the colours look great. But the minute you scan it, the colours look nothing like the original. They look flat, dull, and unnatural.

Why does the slide look good, but not the slide scan?

Well, take a look at your slide. Do you see the gloss coming off the slide? This gloss is also scanned. And what happens is, you get this "filmy" look over your scan

So it doesn't matter if you kept your slides in good condition, or if your slides are only 5 years old -- this gloss is going to make your scans look flat.

Have a look...

fix color slide scan photoshop

See how the Normal Scan looks flat, and the colours don't look natural? This is easily fixed in Photoshop. Here's how...

Click Here For Full Tutorial On How To Fix Unnatural Colours Using Photoshop

Problem 2: Your Slide Scans Are Going To Be Too Dark Or Too Bright

When you bring your slide to the light you have not problems seeing people's faces. But sometimes when it's scanned, those details like peopel's faces are gone, lost in the shadows.

This is because scanner's have a tough time adjusting "Exposure". In other words, your scanner is going to make your digital images either too dark or too bright.

Have a look...

fix dark bright exposure slide scan photoshop

Exposure is easy to fix in Photoshop. Here's a step-by-step guide...

Click Here For The Full Tutorial On How To Adjust Exposure Levels Using Photoshop

Problem 3: Your Scans Are Going To Be Dusty And Scratched

Again, if you look at your slide in the light, it looks great. But when you scan it, you're going to see ALL those minute dust and scratches your naked eye couldn't see.

I told you to wipe your slides before you scanned them (see Basic Slide Scan Tips).

But sometimes, over time, the dust becomes permanent. You see, your slides were "printed" using what is called emulsion. Emulsion is a chemical dye. And over time, this chemical dye will erode, crack, eat up dust, etc. You won't see this with the naked eye, but your scanner will.

Have a look...

fix dust scratch slide scan photoshop

Your scanner will scan minute dust and scratches that you won't see with the naked eye. Here's a step-by-step guide to fix this...

Click Here For Full Tutorial On How To Remove Dust And Scratches Using Photoshop

3 Action Steps On How To Fix Your Slide Scans Using Photoshop

Here's those full tutorials again...

Step 1: Fix Dull, Flat, Unnatural Colours Using Photoshop

Step 2: Adjust Exposure Levels Using Photoshop

Step 3: Remove Dust And Scratches Using Photoshop


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  • Best method to digitize slides, negatives, photos using your regular flatbed or film scanner
  • How to clean your negatives, slides, and photos before you scan them -- so you don't scratch them
  • What side should you scan a slide or negative -- so they're not backwards or facing the wrong way
  • How to setup your scanner to get higher quality digital images -- 24bit JPEG? 48bit TIFF?
  • How to fix your digital images using Digital ICE, GIMP, or Photoshop and make them look new
  • How to improve your scan workflow so you can double your productivity and finish your project twice as fast
  • Understand the technical stuff of a digital image so you can make sideshow videos, reprints, and more!

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