On 08/02/06, Tom Fine wrote:
> The way I splice LP covers is scan directly into Photoshop and then
> color correct each half so white is white (using the level controls)
> and then tweak the color balance from there. Use the crop tool to
> straighten if necessary (but it was much faster to just learn how to
> scan it straight from the get-go -- takes some practice at first).
> Then make the canvas size for the left half 14x14 and move the image
> over to the left center. Then copy the right half scan and paste into
> the left half canvas and move into position. Then merge visible
> layers, crop to 12x12 and save. Sounds longer than it takes once you
> have some practice. Have never messed with 4 pieces spliced together.
> As I said, the vast majority of my record albums do not take the
> content all the way out to the edges and I'm not picky enough to mind
> if the top of a photo is slightly cut off as long as it's not cutting
> off someone's eyes or something.
I guess it depends on whether you just want the sleeve as a bit of extra
information, or you want archival preservation of the sleeve as well as
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