A346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1284 posts, RR: 7 Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1501 times:
I keep having problems with borders when I edit my photos. I am using Photoshop LE 5.0. I cannot seem to edit this photo without getting a small thin line along the bottom, but it is not visible until I upload it:
C133 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1491 times:
Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
Not sure if this is the problem, but cropping and resizing should be done towards the beginning, with sharpening usually done last of all.
Second that. I'm no expert, but I level 1st, and crop/resize (with the crop tool) 2nd. Then go through image corrections etc., with sharpening the final step before saving. I just looked in CS and don't see any feathering option on the crop tool, but maybe it's there someplace. And why would that thin line only show up on the bottom? Good luck fixing it........
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DRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1491 times:
the problem probably is the you are not using the correct tool. When you get your photo fir adjust the angle etc. Then use the CROP tool. Then resize it and make final adjustments (light sharpness etc) and then save. This should not leave any borders behind!
A346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1284 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1476 times:
Thanks for all the suggestions guys.
Here's the thing though. I have had this problem before and someone suggested that I crop the photo at the end because sharpening the photo may cause a border to appear. In any case, cropping as the first step probably wouldn't suppress the borders as they would just appear in the photo earlier rather than later.
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Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1457 times:
Just to add to the debate, my understanding is that these borders are usually to do with the tool that it used to crop, and there being some feathering going on, as was suggested above - e.g. using a marquee tool with the feathering at anything other than zero. You shouldn't get this effect with the crop tool itself.
I would also concur with the others above that you should do your editing on your resized image - i.e. cropping/resizing should be in the first few steps of your editing workflow. Though this is less crucial for things like brightness and colour adjustment, sharpening different sized images using the same sharpening settings will produce different results. For example, getting your photo just right in terms of sharpening and then reducing the size of it will have the effect of exaggerating the sharpness (as you now have less pixels that make the photo) and so you are more likely to get jaggies.
Apologies if I am preaching to the converted here, but I think this factor does make a difference to the final quality of the image.