It's the first ERJ-175 for Republic (USAirExpress) and I was wondering if it had the quality for the DB. It was taken about an hour before sundown and I think the warm light gives it a nice touch but a screener might disagree.
Dvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1730 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4453 times:
Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 1): Too sharp, and too grainy. Even if you bring down the sharpening, this one may get a quality rejection. Did you sharpen the sky? It looks like you may have.
I did not in fact. I only did one pass of USM on the fuselage, 50% at 1.2 and I also transparent masked off the cheatlines and the USAir logo. I did not use any noise reduction on the sky. JPEG might be a factor here, I saved at the highest quality but even then it sometimes brings out otherwise hidden sky grain, comparing my TIFF file to the resultant JPEG at 500%. I may have to do some extra noise reduction on the sky to keep that from happening (I usually do very little since I shoot at ISO 100 or 200).
I use a tube monitor (LaCie Electronblue IV), so my "conservative" (at least, I thought it was!) sharpening probably might be too much for an LCD screen. I backed off of the sharpen layer a bit and did some noise reduction on the sky, here's the result.
Dvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1730 posts, RR: 11 Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4347 times:
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I reprocessed the image from scratch. I backed off sharpening almost completely and did some light spot softens, but the image is bordering on soft to me now on my LaCie. I'm looking at it on my laptop and I can kind of see where rev2 could be oversharp but if this is the line to tread it's pretty baffling. I do PS for a living for print and these lower resolution (by comparison) web files have a much smaller margin for error, apparently, especially across monitors.
Maybe a 1280 wide resolution would help? It seemed to make a difference for this shot in the DB of the same aircraft (but it had a test reg at the time) which I was using as a comparison target for sharpness on the color scheme.
Again, thanks for the input. It's much appreciated.
That's the amount I was using on the high-res image which I then downsampled to upload. 1.2 on a 300DPI 7x6 isn't all that much. I sharpen and then downsample, perhaps I should do it the other way round? Saving downsamples for last is generally the way we do in prepress. I did that with the latest one and only used a tiny amount of USM. Maybe that's the way I'll go now. Thanks for the help.