Altering Scanned Letters

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Parvardigar
Jan 10, 2006
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Please if you could assist.

I just scanned a batch of archival letters. The caligraphy is green script writing. I saved as Tif. It would be best for preservation to change the letters from green to black. Is there a method in photoshop where I can ‘select’ the green and alter all the letter writing into black? Thanks

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Mike Hyndman
Jan 10, 2006
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Please if you could assist.

I just scanned a batch of archival letters. The caligraphy is green script writing. I saved as Tif. It would be best for preservation to change the letters from green to black. Is there a method in photoshop where I can ‘select’ the green and alter all the letter writing into black? Thanks

If the green writing is on a white background you have a number of choices Image>adjust>Hue/Saturation try moving the hue and saturation sliders and also try it with the colorize box ticked (don’t use the lighness slider as this will affect your background.)
Another, Image>Adjust>Desaturate then Image>Adjust>Brightness/contrast and play around with contrast slider
Another, Image >Adjust>threshold just play around with the slider to get the best result
Another, Image> Adjust>. Replace colour. Select the green with the eye dropper from dialogue box. Text colour will appear in the swatch box.Click on the replacement (result)swatch to open it up and select a black or input 0,0,0. into the RGB boxes, then OK.
There will no doubt be other methods but any one, or combination of these should do what you want.

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Parvardigar
Jan 10, 2006
Perfect, Solutions. Thank You.
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Mike Hyndman
Jan 10, 2006
On 10 Jan 2006 11:58:51 -0800, wrote:

Perfect, Solutions. Thank You.
You’re welcome.

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