Key Scratch Repair : Auto Body Repair How To.
Key Scratch Repair
- Any deep scratch on a car's paintwork. The name comes from the practice of vandals using a key to cause deep scratches on cars. Key Scratches can sometimes be reduced or repaired using Paintwork Correction and Cosmetic Repair. Otherwise they will require a Midi-Repair.
- Fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault)
- Put right (a damaged relationship or unwelcome situation)
- Make good (such damage) by fixing or repairing it
- restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
- the act of putting something in working order again
- a formal way of referring to the condition of something; "the building was in good repair"
key scratch repair - KB Covers
KB Covers SSL-M-CC Serato Scratch Live Keyboard Cover with Black Keys for MacBook, MacBook Air and Unibody MacBook Pro, Clear with Color Buttons
The newest Serato Scratch LIVE now utilizes KB covers Colored Checkerboard design (clear with colored buttons), which allows Serato users to better match their unibody notebooks, allows the caps light to be visible, and increases the visibility of the shortcuts. In addition, the cover has been updated to include shortcuts for the SP-6 Sample Player and shortcuts from Scratch LIVE 2. Serato Scratch LIVE users can now play and scratch tracks faster with this custom designed keyboard cover. Each button is color coded to take advantage of Scratch LIVE's extensive keyboard shortcuts for both the left and right decks including control and alt key combinations. They will not slip or slide. In addition, the covers have a silky smooth feel so they are soft and comfortable to the touch and will not restrict typing. KB Covers also safeguards your keyboard from dirt, spills and wear and tear, allowing you to protect your investment in your notebook computer. They are hand washable and easy to keep clean.
Gordon - In Repose
My favorite image from the session. Gordon Jackson (Model Mayhem 139764). Exposure adjustment and spotting in Lightroom. BW conversion in Lightroom starting with downloaded preset Childhood BW. Removed vignetting and added a bit of fill lighting. Manually adjusted BW skin tones. Exported to Photoshop for further retouching. Used clone tool and white-to-transparent gradient on new layers to cover area in upper right where the studio wall showed beyond the backdrop, to clean up some footprints on the backdrop, and to brighten & even the background tone (without losing the shadows) [note: I can see on a different monitor that the background isn't as even as it looked on my Macbook Pro]. This process affected the model's face and lower hand, and the edges of his body in some places, so I created a layer mask and painted black at various opacities -- from 30% to 100% -- to address that. Made a soft-edged selection of the face with the Quick Mask tool and duplicated to new layer where I used the Patch tool to repair skin blemishes. Duplicated this layer and used the Dust & Scratches filter to start smoothing out the skin. Added a black-filled layer mask and painted white with a 20% hardness, 20% opacity brush, building up gradually in the areas where I wanted to smooth the skin. Created a new layer to even the skin tones; sampled various areas and painted with a 20% hardness, 20% opacity brush to gradually build up the color in the necessary areas. Lowered the layer's opacity to 85%. Because this process made the painted areas look too smooth, I created a new layer, made a rough selection of the face with the Lasso tool, and filled the selection with 50% grey. Then I added a small amount of monochrome noise, and embossed it slightly. After changing the layer's blending mode to Soft Light so the texture would affect the underlying image's contrast, I added a black-filled layer mask and painted white with a soft-edged brush to limit the effect to only those areas that were too smooth. Finally, I cropped the image slightly to shift the model's position down and to the right.
Before and After
This is the infamous Ferrari that I have 2 minutes to shoot. The photo I did get (here) was not at all what I wanted. I had no time to meter, switch lenses, get the right filter, set up the tripod, use the reflector -- nothing. I pulled out the camera and just shot. I was disappointed to see the results -- especially all the dust and scratches so easily visible (in the top image). With some healing and cloning, curves, color and a few other effects to make the car pop and shine ... I did my best to salvage what I had. I still needed/wanted the keys to be in focus, so the image probably isn't what we'll use ... but I thought you might like to see a before/after shot.