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How to make textured surface (fabric, etc.) in photo look smooth

Nov 15, 2012, 18:37
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How to make textured surface (fabric, etc.) in photo look smooth
Hi,

I want to modify a photo of an embroidered patch of my club's logo to make the texture appear simply smooth, not embroidered. Unfortunately, we have lost the original artwork that was used to make the embroidered patch, but we have nice sharp photos of the patch itself. The photos are in both GIF and JPEG format.

I found Ofnuts' reply about how to [undefined=undefined]add texture, but I want to do opposite.

Is there a way to do that?

And is it possible to "de-texturize" the entire patch, or would it be necessary to do each color separately?

Thank you.

EB
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Nov 15, 2012, 23:43
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RE: How to make textured surface (fabric, etc.) in photo look smooth
Thanks for your quick reply. It sounds like I'm going to have an educational experience with this.

EB

(Nov 15, 2012 22:57)ofnuts Wrote:  Your best bet is to redo the artwork with vector graphics using your photos as a model. It can be quite fast (depends a bit on the path complexity). You can do it on Gimp using the Path editor, but Inkscape would be better suited. It even has a trace-bitmap function that will generate vectors from your image (that will need to be adjusted). You may help that process by first applying a gaussian blur to the picture using Gimp so that if won't generate paths for the minute detail of the texture.
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