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Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (RonS)  
User currently offlineRonS From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 762 posts, RR: 22
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Hello guys.

I've been having a problem with sharpening. Kinda was in a groove with Smart Sharpening, but someone along the way I've changed my work flow trying new things, but I need to bet back on track. Is this oversharp? Jaggies?

Anything else wrong?

Thank you

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...KDkhF9TEyL4ZAlh52g?feat=directlink


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2389 times:



Quoting RonS (Thread starter):
Anything else wrong?

Contrast, perhaps. The snow could certainly be whiter.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/oly720man/SATA.jpg



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

At first glance looks level and centered. As for sharpening seems like it could use just a little more. Not sure why you are using smartsharpen. USM works just fine and you can use selective sharpening after the first few passes to fix any problem areas. I would give the front part of the tail just a little more, maybe the front part of the fuselage in areas look like they can use a tad. I tend to use more USM than less so keep that in mind.

User currently offlineRonS From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 762 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Oly720Man - How much Contrast do you normally use? After adjusting the Histogram levels I simply adjust the contrast between +1 - +5 max. What do you use? Not even sure why I use that...

NIKV69 - I've read on here that Smart Sharpen is more advanced, or rather a more precise way to sharpen because of improvements the programmers at adobe made with it. I really am pretty basic when it comes to layers and that stuff. I mean I basically make a layer for Levels, Contrast, Saturation and then convert a duplicate layer to a Smart Object and commence Smart Sharpen then after I resized it. Sometimes I forgo the Smart Object and just Smart Sharpen a duplicate layer. That is about as advanced as I get, but trying to learn.



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2358 times:



Quoting RonS (Reply 3):
NIKV69 - I've read on here that Smart Sharpen is more advanced, or rather a more precise way to sharpen because of improvements the programmers at adobe made with it. I really am pretty basic when it comes to layers and that stuff. I mean I basically make a layer for Levels, Contrast, Saturation and then convert a duplicate layer to a Smart Object and commence Smart Sharpen then after I resized it. Sometimes I forgo the Smart Object and just Smart Sharpen a duplicate layer. That is about as advanced as I get, but trying to learn.

Again it's all relative. Things like smart sharpen and layers are basically tools used for captures that need a lot of work. Smart sharpen when used in lens blur and a small radius is great for fixing blur and getting great detail. Now like anything else if not used right or in conjunction with requirements here you can just comlicate things. Which is why I have gotten great results with the formula from the upload page. Begin with only your best captures and use very little photoshop. Which at the end when the sharpening takes place a very simple pass with USM usually does the trick. Not saying you shouldn't use smart sharpen but if you are going to just get a good understanding of it and how it applies here.


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2320 times:



Quoting RonS (Reply 3):
Oly720Man - How much Contrast do you normally use? After adjusting the Histogram levels I simply adjust the contrast between +1 - +5 max. What do you use? Not even sure why I use that...

Depends on the photo. Pretty well all of my photos are older slides and prints that need variable amounts of editing (curves, levels, etc). I don't usually use a lot of contrast.



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User currently offlineRonS From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 762 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Thanks guys. I got this accepted and I'm sure the help I recieved, especially in regards to contrast contributed to getting this accepted in the first try. Thank you.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/SATA-...ok=&sort=&prev_id=&next_id=1499182

Yeah, I don't know how to insert photos.

Ron



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