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Author Topic: BIG news on Showcase collected editions  (Read 15166 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.



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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.
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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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