Lavi From Finland, joined Jul 2012, 9 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1192 times:
As the headline says, I'm new into photo editing, although I have been taking aircraft-related pictures for my own albums for some years now. After a few rejections, I decided to post here before uploading a few new ones, and hopefully get some hints at what I am doing wrong (and what I should be doing instead).
So here are my three premier candidates at the moment:
teopilot From Italy, joined Jul 2010, 542 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1174 times:
Unfortunately The El Al picture has several issues:
First, standards here would require a slightly tighter crop than the one you have done.
Then, along with this, several other issues are present... such as grain.
Also soft is present, which tends to turn into a blur on wings, engine inlets, nose and tail.
I am quite sceptic on the possibilities to recover this picture, to be honest...
then a few opinions that you have to take with care, since I am not a screener or an expert in this sense as others over here are.
As far as the Extra 300 shot is concerned, personally I like it and it is definitely better than the other two ones in my opinion. A bit soft in certain parts, but I think it may worth a try after a further USM pass.
I can't tell you if there are other issues along with this one.
For the F-16 picture... I would let other people give you a word of advice, since I would risk to tell you something wrong.
Now you're starting to get some editing halos on the F-16 shot. There are halos around the tail & treeline. Likely an editing rejection for that. Second one looks better, but it will always be difficult to get the sharpening balance right with cheat lines like that.
Lavi From Finland, joined Jul 2012, 9 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1020 times:
Okay, so I oversharpened the Extra again? Should I try to use one level of sharpening on the cheat line, and another on the rest of the aircraft?
How is this version of the F-16? Basically I rolled back to the second newest version and only cleaned up all dust spots I could find and made it lighter. Did it become too light? And I am somewhat worried about the tint (green-ish?).
vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9018 posts, RR: 28 Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 888 times:
Just to provide some info regarding this question:
Quoting Lavi (Reply 15): I still seem to get the editing halos. What can be done to try to avoid getting them (I assume not getting them in the first place is easier than trying to correct them afterwards...).
First thing to do is determine what step in your editing process is causing them. Then solutions are generally easy to determine. Typical questions I would ask:
Is it occurring during sharpening? Are you using the shadow/highlight tool? Are you doing any other selective editing aside from sharpening (that is, selecting only part of the photo and editing it)?
But basically, just find out at what step of your editing they are appearing.
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