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Old 02-18-2008, 04:20 PM
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Re: Reducing blur from OOF object

Thanks, guys. I'm back in harness now after a great weekend on the coast. I'll get to work on the full size image and post the results...

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Old 02-18-2008, 06:36 PM
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Re: Reducing blur from OOF object

Just wanted to give this a try. Started with a layer set to 50% gray and then darkened or lightened as I felt necessary. Used the healing brush set to replace on the dark part of the tree trunk on the left hand side. On the right side above the bird I used the patch tool and then painted in some of the blue using a blank layer set to color. I am not a professional and just try stuff as I go along.

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Old 02-21-2008, 05:22 PM
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Re: Reducing blur from OOF object

Thanks for the guidance, guys. Most have taken one of two approaches: clone brush/healing brush touchups or selective masking and local contrast/color enhancement.

I decided to try the second approach. My steps:

crop
brighten overall
adjust white balance (on the white feathers at the neck)
select head (freehand with edge seeking, 10 pixel feathering)
adjust contrast with curves layer
select the center of head plus the eye
adjust contrast with curves again
select red feathers on head
increase red in selection
USM 0.5, 300, 0

Result:
wp4.jpg

Full-size image here: http://strappe.smugmug.com/gallery/4...DMvR#254507564

For the print I used USM at 2.0, 90, 5 instead. Looks good!

Thanks again!

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Re: Reducing blur from OOF object

Chillin, wonderful result and a nice website, too
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:54 PM
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Thank you amica999 very much.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:08 AM
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I used curves adjustments, couple layers of levels adjustment, couple high pass filter layers & some cloning only in the sky area.
Its not the fastest way, but it preserves a lot of details & gives a better colors control.
That's awesome!!

How did you do the high pass filter layers? (embarrassed to say it's a filter I know little about)
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:37 AM
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That's awesome!!

How did you do the high pass filter layers? (embarrassed to say it's a filter I know little about)
Thank you kona
You can find tutorial about high pass filter here, in a tutorial section
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:04 AM
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Thank you kona
You can find tutorial about high pass filter here, in a tutorial section
Very cool, thanks.

I use USM and smart sharpen allot in the portrait retouching I do for Senior Portraits, Families, Weddings this looks like another good technique for this. One of the things I love (and frustrates me) about PS is the different ways and techniques you can use to enhance an image.
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