FlyingZacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4413 times:
Quoting Robban75 (Thread starter): Thing is, apart from adding a tiny bit of contrast, the only modification to the original is that it has been downsized. The original size is 3008X2000 and the format is JPG.
What to do? Sad
Sounds to me like you might have the in-camera sharpening set too high. Check the camera settings and make sure to have the in-camera sharpening turned off, or set to 0.
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If you didn't sharpen the shot you could still, after resizing, use a softening mask to eliminate the jaggies.
Here's a quick edit, though since I'm not at my "post-processing computer" I'm not 100% sure about the result:
Jid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 973 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4372 times:
Down sizing an image will normally soften it just a touch. If your image has come out of the camera oversharp, as said above turn off your camera's sharpening process. One thing you can try in PS is when you re-size your image, set the Resample Image choice to Bicubic Smoother. This will not try and add any sharpening to the resizing process.
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ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2072 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4311 times:
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Quoting Dbudd (Reply 6): Tell us newbies more about this 'softening mask'
Well, first you gotta create a duplicate layer which you'll then soften as much as required with the normal softening option (now the whole image is treated); you'll cover it with a mask layer (all softening disappears again) and then you take the brush tool and remove the mask (thus making the softening visible) where it is required.
After having treated all the required areas you merge the layers and you're done.
You can of course repeat the step as often as you want.
In addition the masking method works with about any tool, like sharpening, saturation, contrast, lighting, ...
That way you'll get the required changes only on those parts of the photo where you need them.
Garry From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4265 times:
Hi Colin - get yourself onto e bay you can pick a copy of cs2 up for £10. Also Elements 5 is either just out or coming out and it may have Masks built in? I believe they have updated the file browser to Adobe Bridge too which is the browser in CS2 and is excellent.