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User currently offlineSkihigh2002 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Hi everyone,

Today I spent some time at a local airshow taking some shots with my digital camera and now I'm ready to make them look better. What do you guys do to make these shots look so perfect? I have Adobe Photoshop 7 on my computer if that helps. My pictures tend to be a little dark and a little grainy even in the best lighting situations. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much.

Chris Carnett

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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Well, there are several things you can do. Keep in mind, I am not a pro, I only got 153 pics in the database at the moment. Here's my workflow -

Play with curves. Make it lighter/darker, depending on the situation.

Sharpen by using unsarp mask - that gives me best results. Play with settings for the best result.

Crop/resize/save with minimum jpeg compression.


Have fun!  Smile


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User currently offlineLuchtzak From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2447 times:


here are some very handy tips:




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