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Old 05-27-2006, 01:48 AM
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Okay, here's something I've worked fairly hard on. I'm fairly happy with the results and hope it prints well. I combined your suggestions, and copied layers and changed their blending modes, selected the luminosisty in Lab mode and tinkered with that, and then painted in the rest.

What do you guys think: will it pass the print test?



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Old 05-27-2006, 02:54 AM
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Looks good. Sould print fine.

I usually make a small print first to see how it looks, before printing out a final sized picture.

That way you can ensure there's no colour space issues you need to address, and you won't waste paper/ink. (I don't do enough printing to justify expense on printer/screen calibration).
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:07 AM
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Thanks!

I will do a small test print on my inkjet, and if it comes out ok, I'll then take it into the photographic store to print as a 'proper' photo for her mother.



I'm reading various help threads here, and the repairs you all do in just a few minutes are fantastic. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.



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Old 05-27-2006, 09:35 AM
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Thumbs down

Looks good to me, as Gary said, it should print well... maybe a little light for my taste, but that's just me.....John
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Old 05-27-2006, 05:18 PM
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Although CS is limited as to how much you can correct raw images, since you shot in Raw mode, there is usually more info than you realize in the highlights. I would stay in Raw mode as long as possible for my corrections before converting to tiff, jpeg, whatever.

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Old 05-28-2006, 07:01 PM
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Thanks, guys.


Duv: I always keep the original RAW file, and any that have been altered in any way whatsoever are saved as copies. I do this so I can return to the original file as my skill level improves. It sure is a steep learning curve, though!
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:34 AM
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Selective Color Adjustment layer/WHITE/absolute...add some black and add color to taste. Invert the mask to black and paint out the highlights.
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:12 AM
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Well I use a Mac. Why not try to Control + click the RGB icon in the channels palette and see if that works.
I am also having the same problem, I can't select the highlights when doing this. I also tried what Gary suggested and came up short. I have a G5, so I'm not sure why this isn't working for me...
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:40 AM
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Luminosity Excitement

Well I have an old Mac and am running 10.39. To select the luminosity of a layer One option is to click the RGB Icon in the layers palette. Using Keyboard Commands. Either Command + Option + Tilde works for me or Command + Option + Shift + Tilde works. A long time ago I had trouble with the keyboard commands and found that I had changed some of the layer Keyboard Command Options like Flatten Image would equal Command + Shift + E. That command is usually flatten all visible layers. At any rate when I returned to default keyboard commands, I was able to so make luminosity selections.
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:47 AM
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Something like that?

My filters:
Brightness/Contrast
Sharpening
White Balance
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