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Old 11-03-2005, 03:06 PM
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Edgework, I hope you're not having a pernickety day! Truth is, you're curve is a Z Curve. I had suggested using a Z Curve. Someone asked what a Z Curve was. I provided a sample of a Z Curve. I was not necessarily recommending that Z Curve although the sample I'm posting here, while not up to your high standards, shows a not unpleasing effect. Z Curve, modified Z Curve, S Curve..I think the point was enhancing contrast can give a different and "perhaps" better result. BTW, your effort is very nice.

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Old 11-03-2005, 09:27 PM
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I really like the "popped " vs better. Would a z curve on the lightness channel work as well on photos with people ? Lately , a lot of my people photos look flat. Will give this a try. Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:35 PM
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I want to thank everyone for the help. I used Duv and Edgeworks suggestions and added alittle more light. I brought it home after printing a sample on the epison 7900 and my daughter thought one of the artist I deal with had painted it. Now if I could only follow jaykita's steps for her water color look.
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:53 PM
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Luv to see what you came up with!

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Old 11-05-2005, 04:50 PM
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here it is I hope it is big enough - I have trouble getting pictures to the right size.
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:44 PM
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Yep, that looks like a keeper to me! Question though. When I go to View:Gamut Warning, a considerable amount of the picture is greyed out which seems to indicate that a press or ink jet printer might have difficulty capturing that color. How does your print compare to your on screen version?

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Old 11-05-2005, 07:58 PM
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I don't now I have to see when I get to work if the color has the same pop.
I had printed your version on german watercolor and it was some what muted -I am going to try summerset paper or a white mat.
by the way how to you get ti the view gamet warning from the net.
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Old 11-06-2005, 09:24 AM
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Just go to View>Gamut Warning. When you turn it on, anything that shows up grey is out of gamut and may be difficult to print.

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Old 11-06-2005, 10:59 AM
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So I tried a z curve on lab lightness channel on photo with lots of people in it and it did not improve the flatness. Made photo look garish.
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Old 11-06-2005, 01:59 PM
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I know , but how did you get there from the picture I put in the thread.
Did you copy the pic to your desktop and take it into photoshop?
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