LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4206 times:
The KLM shot is too jaggie, especially around the nose area of the 767 and with wings, either corrected by being less agressive when you sharpen or by other means in photoshop although I am no wizz at editing, just do the basics so someone like JeffM or similar will be able to help you, or have a search of the archives to find one of the threads on avoiding jaggies and editing.
The second one looks good to me, on my monitor and with my eyes I think it would be harsh if the NW -10 got rejected for being jaggie but everyone has a different monitor and different views on jaggies so who knows.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3069 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4173 times:
Yep - that first one is suffering with noticeable jaggies on the cheat line. The second much less so, though near the nose there are slight jaggies on the livery (and very slightly on the wing). But I am not sure these would warrant a rejection. You may have more problems convincing the screeners that the image is level.
I would suggest the following method - apply your sharpening to a duplicate layer. Then if jaggies are produced you can use the eraser tool to 'rub out' the sharpening you have applied in particular areas - e.g. along the cheat line - and by altering the settings you can rub out different amounts of the sharpening initially applied. Thus, for example, by setting the tool to 100%, you will rub out all the sharpening applied to the copy layer, so exposing the unsharpened background layer below. When you are happy with what you see simply merge the layers and you have one photo again.
Another method is to mask off the areas that you do not want to sharpen, or select them, but I find this more complicated than the method described above, and they should produce the same result.
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4140 times:
Once all you other corrections are done and you are ready for sharpening, just duplicate the layer, sharpen (standard or usm at 500-.02-0), then select Layer>Layer Mask>Hide all. At this point you won't see any sharpening. Check to make sure the two colors (foreground and background squares) are white and black. Make White the active color, then select a paint brush with a hardness of about 20-30, an opacity around 40-60, then just "paint" your sharpening on the areas you want. If you get too much, switch to the black brush and paint off some sharpening. No need to mess with erasing. Want more sharpening, switch back to white and keep going. Flatten when done.
You can use this method for levels, shadow removal, saturation, etc.....
Coninpa From Luxembourg, joined May 2005, 246 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4124 times:
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Thanks a lot for this technique, it works great. I should re-read my Photoshop manuals... or get a PS class fro you. If you ever come here, I take you on a T210 run in exchange of a few techniques like this.