My dad recently sent me a scanned photo from an old newspaper that he is using in a historical video he is working on. One of the main issues you face when working with projects of this nature is quality images. Sometimes, you have actual photos, which usually contain a workable amount of visual data to work with. Sometimes you’re on the other end of the spectrum with photocopies of old newspapers.
For this tutorial we’re looking at a pretty typical source image, a scan of a newspaper photo, and how to remove the halftone dot pattern caused by printing.