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Old 09-26-2005, 06:04 PM
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I reasoned that flaring is light "spilling" to the darker areas. So I selected progressively smaller rectangles, adjusting the lower end of the histogram darker. I then ran shadow/highlights, mostly to adjust midtone contrast.

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Old 09-26-2005, 06:44 PM
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Nebgranny,

As a first step you could try some USM. Amout about 30 and radius 250, threshold 0. This is good for cutting haze and works somewhat in this flare condition. For haze reduction the usual amount is 5 to 20 ish something, with mid values usually adequate.

After that I would investigate other techniques such as masking. But this should get you on the right track as it is quick and easy.

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Old 09-26-2005, 11:21 PM
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Thanks to all for the help. I got busy tonight with grand kids...love them..So will try the posted information in the morning. leuallen, please tell me what that function is and where it is please. Thanks again !! Neb
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:49 AM
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Nebgranny,

In Photoshop is is under Filters->Sharpen->Unsharp Mask.

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Old 09-27-2005, 10:28 AM
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Hi panpan , Going to try your method next.

I reasoned that flaring is light "spilling" to the darker areas. So I selected progressively smaller rectangles, adjusting the lower end of the histogram darker.

Have never done this , can you tell me how this is done. R U using the selections tool ? and how does the histogram work? Thanks Neb



I then ran shadow/highlights, mostly to adjust midtone contrast.
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:24 PM
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Hi Neb

The technique is new for me too. I couldn't figure out a way to do it with a gradient, so I did it incrementally.
  • With the rectangular marquee tool, select the right side of the image, starting at, but excluding, the middle trunk.
  • Feather 20.
  • Image>adjustments>levels; bring in the leftmost slider in to the point where the histogram takes off, i.e. about 65.
  • invert the selection; in the levels window, bring in the leftmost slider until that part of the image matches the rest, i.e. about 35.
  • deselect.

Now we're going to select a smaller rectangle where we still see flaring and correct it the same way.
  • select a rectangle starting at the top right corner, to half the face of the woman with glasses, turn at her hairline.
  • feather 20.
  • levels, dark slider to 45.
  • deselect.

Again, with the upper third rectangle that includes the leftmost tree's leaves (slide to 40-50 depending on where your rectangle is).

Now we do image>adjustments>shadow/highlight; shadows 30%, highlights 30%, midtone contrast +10.

To finish, you might want to dodge the darker eyesockets and to increase the middle trunk's contrast.

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Old 09-27-2005, 11:16 PM
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panpan:
I do this step ..listed below and it turns like a negative ..is this correct. Image>adjustments>levels; bring in the leftmost slider in to the point where the histogram takes off, i.e. about 65.

Then where is the invert? Thanks Neb
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:25 PM
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I forgot to thank everyone for all the suggestions. It is so good to have this place and so many nice people wanting to help us learn. My problem is I just tend to forget everything I learn when I do not do things over and over, but I sure enjoy all the learning experiences anyway!! NEB
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:21 AM
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panpan:
I do this step ..listed below and it turns like a negative ..is this correct. Image>adjustments>levels; bring in the leftmost slider in to the point where the histogram takes off, i.e. about 65.

Then where is the invert? Thanks Neb
You moved the wrong slider, Neb. I appended an example.

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Old 09-28-2005, 09:12 AM
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ok I did just what you said at invert it turns like a negative. Then I go to image /adjustments/levels/ and use the SAME levels slider and put it to 35 nothing much happens it still stays like a negative. I am using CS2 bt the way??
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