BDLGUY From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 194 posts, RR: 4 Posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4876 times:
Every time, I uploaded my photos to two popular aviation websites...Airliners.net and Jetphotos.net. When I received an email from them and was told that my photos was too soft. Before I uploaded, I used the USM for my photos on my photoshop.
Here are what I used. USM
Threshold: 59 Levels.
My question is for you guys...Did I do something wrong or just my head? :-( Since I have my Dell Flat-panel monitor in my home office. Is it no good for the photo editing?
When I saw the excellent BDL photos from BDL-based photographers (Corey, Paul & John...They are my good friends of mine) so, I got very, very jealous and upset. In my heart, I don't really understand why the screeners doesn't like my photos everytime I uploaded them to A.Net. It's really hurt so badly. Oh yes, really. At work, I showed my aviation photos on my HP iPAQ Pocket PC to my fellow workers and even my boss. They loved my photos and were very impressed my work. That's make me very happy and I had a big smile all day.
Many of you don't know that I am hearing impaired (deaf), I had some difficult understand to read the instructions on photoshop elements. (Sound like I don't know how to use the photoshop..Duh!) All I am saying is I don't blamed to the screeners for my "horrible photos". My goal is that I really wish the screener should give me a little break. That's all I am asking you.
And finally, I really appreciated if you guys give me some photoshop tips or make an improvement on my photos. It will means a lot to me.
John A. Perrotta
John A. Perrotta (KBDL/BDL) - Canon 300D/400D & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
N864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4664 times:
USM of 500% even with a radius of 0.3 is going to turn out too sharp. What I do is use a radius of 0.5 and, with one pass, use anywhere from 100 to 300 percent, depending on the photo. If the end result isn't pleasing, undo the last step and apply a different amount. The photos will turn out to be sharp enough for here yet not look over-sharpened.