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Old 11-02-2005, 08:12 AM
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just finished

I just finished another flower pic and would like some helpfull hints - I used photoshop dreamy action I got form the other site or maybe from Danny's action sets??
Dup background (dreamy action on original background)
davids simplifier-can't afford buzz
put that between the luminaton layer and simplelayer
added hue and satuation

if this pic turns out too small how do I get it larger?
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:45 PM
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ydelle,

from what i can tell it looks pretty good, but like you thought, it's a bit small. what i do before posting pics here is resize them to around 800 x 600 (or vice versa) and then save them as .jpg's in which i run the jpg optimizer to keep them at 100k or less. so, the size will be fairly large but you will lose a bit of detail in the optimization. cant be helped unless you post them on another site and simply link to them from here.

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Old 11-02-2005, 06:30 PM
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Thank you - I am trying what you suggested about pic size ----here it goes
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:05 PM
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I Like It!! Here's a totally subjective thought. The overall tonality is quite muted. Nothing wrong with that but maybe also try a Z Curve on the Lightness channel in LAB to give it some snap.

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Old 11-02-2005, 07:20 PM
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Whats a Z Curve?
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there ya go, ydelle. very lovely

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Old 11-02-2005, 09:34 PM
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ya, whats a z curve?? I haven't worked in LAB before so I wouldn't know how.
Bring on the help
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:10 AM
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Sorry, attached is a Z Curve. Indeed, an S Curve may serve you just as well. Working in LAB Lightness helps to avoid color shifts.

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Old 11-03-2005, 10:59 AM
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Truth is, there are no shadows in the image. The darkest area is reading 25 in lab (dead black is 0). There's a bit more of a highlight, but not much. So keeping the curve anchors in the highlight and shadow range is somewhat wasted as there are no pixels there.

I used this curve, and then, since it was plugging a bit in the upper end, I pulled a and b curves to enhance and emphasize the color differences.
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:53 PM
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well, that makes it pop more. i like both of them, the original and this last one.

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