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Help Needed For Sharpening Pictures  
User currently offlineRobertuk22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 13 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Lately ive been having real problems trying to sharpen my pictures

People say use 150 at 0.3 on photoshop and i do but see no effects

i then submit my photos and they get rejected for being soft

and if i play about with it i make them to jaggered or oversharpened

can someone please help me out

Here is a llink to a selection of my photos i edited myself
i have all the originals if someone can really give me some help on how to edit my pictures from start to finish i just dont seem to get it and i love doing it?

Thank you

http://spotting.biagrouponline.co.uk...iewtopic.php?f=14&t=137&p=633#p633

Rob


Visit my Aviation blog featuring Larnaca Airport at http://robertnoel.blogspot.co.uk/
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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4427 times:
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Rob,

I had a play with the only one of the photos in your link that, with all due respect, I felt worthy of an attempt.
I pretty much used Fergul McClean's process as linked on the Photo Upload page-
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/PsProc.pdf

This will only give you a guide as I was working on your already processed image so results were not great.
http://www.pbase.com/chrisg/image/107158315/original.jpg

If you would like me to have a go at the original please contact me via my profile.

For the others, I don't understand your composition or cropping, chopping off small parts of an aircraft rarely works.. noses almost never.

Cheers

Chris



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineDlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 544 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4394 times:
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Soft doesn't necessarily mean "not sharpened enough". It can also mean that you have low contrast edges or areas of weak color. I use the burn tool to work on these areas. Set it to at 5 or 10% and work the areas that fit this criteria. I almost always burn canopies - I set the burn tool on Shadows and pass the tool over the canopy a bit to eliminate glare, which could be considered softness.

On this shot I lassoed the tail and burned the blue areas and I burned the plexiglass on the nose:

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Photo © David Lednicer



On this one I burned the left wing, particularly near the tip, including the insignia:

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Photo © David Lednicer



On this one, I burned the "soft" areas on the top of the fuselage:

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Photo © David Lednicer



On this one, I burned the canopy and the parts of the top of the glider that are visible:

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Photo © David Lednicer



Regarding sharpening, here are some helpful threads:
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...tion_photography/read.main/246391/
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...tion_photography/read.main/219246/


User currently offlineRobertuk22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4312 times:

Thank you for your reply's

Im gonna take all your helpful info on board and see how i get on

Thanks again
Rob



Visit my Aviation blog featuring Larnaca Airport at http://robertnoel.blogspot.co.uk/
User currently offlineTrackcharlie From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

Just a thought, but you mentioned that when you used 150% 0.3 you saw no effect. Perhaps you need to downsize the jpeg first as the sharpening settings will have a greater effect then.

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