Alright, we have your assessment by our Head Cleaner.
He believes you have potential. You have an eye to detail, like warping the areas near the margins so you don't need to crop art away.
However, you still need to work on your skills before you can earn a pass. Things he's remarked on:
i. You left the page rips in place instead of removing them.
ii. You overlevelled the pages to compensate for not having dusted them manually. I know dusting is a pain, there are even people trying to train AI to do it, everyone hates it, but it's a must to work with scanned pages. The way to do it is to add a hyperlevels layer to highlight the dust and remove it by hand. If you try to get it by levelling alone, you'll damage the art.
iii. And yes, you need to stitch the half-pages of the double Ouro spread. You merge first (leaving a gap appropriate for the redrawer), then you proceed to resizing, cropping and cleaning them together so that the halves match. Also, bicubic is okay, whatever "filter" your software defaults to.
Unfortunately, none of us uses the software you use and as such we can't teach you the ropes. You'll have to figure out what tools to use to achieve the same results, but here's a list of useful guides for cleaning physicals in Photoshop: https://quicksandscans.wordpress.com/re ... tingguides
. So long as your software can produce multilayered files we can open in PS, we don't mind what you clean with.
Should you choose to fix the issues and reapply, we'll be glad to assess it again. Good luck!