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Cretense 06-06-2009 11:29 AM

To Dpbours: Remarks
Hello Dennis!

Once again your critique is great and your remarks do have a point. About the people being cut off, I have to say that I was troubled, too! In fact I had taken another photo with a wider frame, but there were two kiosks on the left and on the right (you can still see some of it on the right), that were looking rather disturbing, so I decided to go for a tighter framing, hoping that the "ghost" effect would minimize the problem with people passing by. About sharpness now, I can assure you that the original photo is perfectly sharp, but many times reducing the size of a 21 Megapixels photo, to 800 pixels for the needs of TE, can me a real pain in the ass! Too much "information" goes to the dust bin! Anyway, thanks for passing by and for the constructive critique!

Have a great weekend!

Dpbours 06-07-2009 10:47 AM

Re: To Dpbours: Remarks
Hello Hercules,

What I do often is to reduce in steps. I go 3500 to 3000pix, 3000 pix to 2200 etc... Then I work on them in 1500 pix and scale them a last time for presentation.
Every scaling step I scale with increase of sharpness (low in the menu of resizing in photoshop). Then in the end the small version is nicely sharp.

You can also unsharp mask in steps.

USM 0.3 radius, 80%, then fade to lighter options;
USM 0.3 radius, 80%, then fade to darker option.
This is to get dark and light edges standing out. You need to play with it a bit or do it on another layer and then delete everything that did not need sharpening.


Cretense 06-08-2009 11:21 AM

Hello Dennis!

Thank you very much for your advice! Looks rather complicated, but I 'll try it anyway next time!

Best regards,

Dpbours 06-08-2009 11:56 AM

Re: Use photoshop actions!
You can put it all in an action, like a macro, in Photoshop. That really goes quickly!

Bye! Dennis

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