Robertuk22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 13 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4909 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?
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5822 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4878 times:
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.
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.
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
Dlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 554 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4845 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: