Brett From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
Firstly, woke up to another rejection - this time for "oversharpened". Is there any saving this pic?
Any advice once again would be most appreciatted.
Next thing, I took some pics yesterday morning but due to the fact that I was standing directly below the flight path I missed out on getting the reg. number of most of the planes I was shooting. I went to Sydney Airport site and all I can say for sure is that this was QF2 arriving at 6:50am London/Bangkok.
Now, for the good stuff. After uploading the pics I did a search in the forum looking for tips and found this link....
I was so excited I nearly threw up!!! I know this pic won't make the DB but geeez, I'm sure as I start taking better quality pics this along will go a long way in helping to get more acceptances. Thanks to all who posted in that thread.
Avsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2516 times:
Quoting JeffM (Reply 2): I for one have quit using USM. Smart Sharpen on it's own layer mask works sooooooooo much better.
You are the second individual I have personally seen to mention this in the past week (the other was through an instant message). I dont remember if you demonstrated this technique in your tutorial that I read on the Rocky Mountain Aviation Photos website, but if you could pass on your technique/workflow for using "Smart Sharpen", then that would be greatly appreciated.
On other forums and websites some people have also talked about using the "High Pass Filter" option to help with correcting sharpness. I have experimented with this technique and was able to see some good results.
"Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth...Put out my hand and touched the face of God"
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 53 Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2486 times:
Quoting Avsfan (Reply 5): I dont remember if you demonstrated this technique in your tutorial that I read on the Rocky Mountain Aviation Photos website, but if you could pass on your technique/workflow for using "Smart Sharpen", then that would be greatly appreciated.
No, at the time I wrote that, I don't think smart sharpen was available. Basically, you dupe your layer, select smart sharpen, set to what ever looks best, then select layer mask, hide all, then use a white brush with the opacity around 30-40% and brush only the areas you want to sharpen. If you want more sharpening, just increase the opacity, if you need less, lessen the opacity. Or if you spill the sharpening over something you didn't want to sharpen, just switch to the black brush, and it will remove what you want.
That is the beauty of a mask. You can undo something an unlimited number of times, whereas just erasing it is permanent.
Avsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
Smart sharpen is available in Photoshop Elements 5.0 also, but the ability to do layer masks is not (that I know of). I believe that there are both free and payware add-ons for PSE 5.0 that will give you the ability to use layer mask. You can take a look at this website : http://hiddenelements.com/elements4_tools.html to see what they have to offer as free add-ons for PSE programs.