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Author Topic: BIG news on Showcase collected editions  (Read 14890 times)
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2005, 04:49:00 PM »

Well, some of the stories on this site have been reprinted countless times.
For me it is the rare gems that make this site special, IMHO.

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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2005, 05:38:31 PM »

Yeah, I always valued the scans here of stuff that's hard to find otherwise.  I use this site to supplement my collection of back-issues and reprints.  Scanning in the Showcase stories and spending all that time coloring them, when they're already out there for 9 bucks a volume (6 if you look in the right places!) seems a waste.

As far as getting out that yellow, I've had some luck with it in Photoshop.  I start by using the "Adjustments...Levels" control to establish a ballpark black and white, then I use the "Adjustments...Selective Color" and select "Whites".  From there, you can bleed out all the black, magenta, cyan, etc so the white is true white.



It's amazing, really, that pages that seem to be still pretty crisp to the naked eye come out so muted and yellow when scanned.

And I kind of like the dots, sometimes.

This looks like a job for...
Great Rao
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2005, 07:02:43 PM »

That's completely different from what I do, but I'm not revealing my process because I want to be hired by DC.  Smiley


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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2005, 09:53:13 PM »

Well Rao, maybe I should scan in Jimmy Olsen's Monster Movie so you can more 'samples'.  :wink:
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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2005, 10:30:22 AM »

I just picked up my copy today and it is indeed a treat!

Great stories including obscure gems and classic tales.

I treasure it!  A beautiful jumbo collection.  Review forthcoming.

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