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User currently offlinematai From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 940 times:

I need some help, I haven't had a photo approved yet. This photo was taken with a Canon 5d Mark III and 70-200mm f2.8 II. I'm using Adobe Camera RAW 7.1 and Photoshop CS6. I did some sharpening in Camera RAW, then reduced the szie to 1200x800 in Photoshop, selected the aircraft then did UnSharp Mask 100%, Radius 2.0 and Threshold 0.


http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/c1348595809.7016400a4510_ps_800.jpg


I know I have the equipment, but post-processing for Airliners.net is much different than anything else I've ever done. I could use any help I can get.

Thanks

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User currently offlineepten From Macedonia, joined Sep 2007, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 937 times:

I think radius 2.0 is too much.

Skip the sharpening in Adobe Camera RAW altogether and - in Photoshop - instead of unsharp mask, try smart sharpen, radius 0.3 pix, 50% or so on the reduced size image.


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10107 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 930 times:
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Quoting epten (Reply 1):
I think radius 2.0 is too much.

WAY too much.

I typically use Unsharp Mask at radius 0.3 or 0.4, 80-90%, and threshold 1.



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User currently offlinematai From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 915 times:

Thanks!

Check this out, what do you think?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/q1348606625.1501400a4510_ps_800_unsharp.jpg


User currently offlinematai From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 912 times:

Can I also get some opinions on this one?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/z1348607701.4424400a4470_ps_800.jpg

Thanks!


User currently offlineBogac From Turkey, joined Oct 2009, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 905 times:

I am not sure about the first one but the second seems out of focus.

User currently offlineCargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1275 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Always nice to see a Seattlite, so first, welcome.

My first reaction is that the color is odd on both. I think that might be the color space you are using to process, or perhaps that you are shooting in a certain camera mode that dictates a color profile? They look dark and green. You can fix this in Camera Raw/Digital Photo Pro/Lightroom, whatever you use to process the raw images.

The citation is better than the 767 for sharpness, but it's also a bit dark and very high contrast, the darks are really dark.

The 767 looks overprocessed, as if it were soft to begin with and then sharpened up quite a bit.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 2):
WAY too much.

Agreed.

Since you have CS6, try doing three or four passes of Smart Sharpen on the settings 96 / 0.2 / Gaussian. That will get you pretty close, I think to judging where you need to be.

You can also use regular USM at similar settings (threshold 0), but you'll have to select what you want to sharpen more carefully.

[Edited 2012-09-25 15:39:00]

[Edited 2012-09-25 15:39:58]

User currently offlinematai From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 871 times:

I did some adjustments on the Citation





What do you think?


User currently offlinematai From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 870 times:

Also re-processed the 767



User currently offlinematai From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 866 times:

Here's another one I'd like to throw out there. Sorry if I'm being annoying, but I'd really like to get one uploaded.



User currently offlinedlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 850 times:

Quoting matai (Reply 9):
Here's another one I'd like to throw out there. Sorry if I'm being annoying, but I'd really like to get one uploaded.

All of your links appear to be broken.


User currently offlinematai From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 840 times:

The bottom three are working for me... Not sure what's wrong.

User currently offlinematai From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 801 times:

Can nobody see the bottom three photos?

User currently offlinemjgbtv From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 794 times:

I can see them, but I do think they were not showing when I first looked last night.

The bizjet looks pretty good to me. Maybe a bit low in the frame?

UPS looks better but the lettering still looks odd. Maybe it is just one of those troublesome fonts, though.

The Pilatus looks pretty good also. Maybe a bit soft.


User currently offlinematai From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 752 times:

Thanks for pointing out the bizjet, fixed that. Also sharpened the Pilatus some more. Not sure what to do with the UPS 767, the letters are like that no matter what I do.

Any other feedback?


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