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How To Fix This Soft Photo?  
User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 51
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5871 times:

Hello guys,
I need some help with this one- it got rejected for bad soft. I tried doing harder unsharp mask but then i get jaggies, so i settled on the way you see it here which I figured is ok but apparently its real soft since it was bounced. What can I do to improve this? are there any other PS 6.1 actions that can help that do know know of?

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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5854 times:

Most of the custom actions you can get are designed for full size prints and don't scale well to A.net size images.

But I think a 2 pass technique might work well.

1 - use USM to sharpen with settings of 200-300, 0.3, 0

2 - now use magic wand to mask the sky, invert the mask and feather it 1 pixel

3 - next apply USM with settings of 100-200, 0.2, 0

This should bring out the lettering etc. without introducing jaggies - but you'll need to experiment with the correct USM amount.

BTW - nice pic - worth a little extra effort.



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5812 times:

As Colin said, use of the masking tool will be essential. Only sharpen the parts that really need it:

- edges around the nose and top of fuselage
- Engine nacelles
- Maybe the tops of the wings.

Nice shot by the way.


User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5780 times:

But its not level either Joe!!!  Nuts

Crooked-eye-Joe strikes again!  Laugh out loud


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