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Old 02-14-2006, 12:07 AM
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Very harsh image

Ok PS Gurus,

I shot 300 plus images over the weekend and most of the outdoor pictures look really harsh (for lack of a technical description). I suppose my camera settings had something to do with this:
Exposure: AP
ISO: 100
F/5.6
Metering mode: pattern
W/B: Sunlight

What can I do in PS to correct this harsh appearance? I promise to shoot in auto mode next time

Greg

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Old 02-14-2006, 12:17 AM
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Please post an example photo and I'm sure you'll get fixed up!

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Old 02-14-2006, 04:36 AM
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There is a link is there. See Harsh.

Had a quick look. The Red channel is pretty well blown, the Green is not too good, so maybe you'd need to patch up with the Blue channel. (Channel mixer layer, blending Luminosity, Monochrome 10%R, 20%G, 70%B). Not too good, but it's a start.


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Old 02-14-2006, 05:09 AM
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Oh geez, I missed it before.

I did a pretty straightforward fix. I'm using Paintshop Pro X, but I think the tools have almost the same name in Photoshop. First did the histogram adjust tool and did a midtones compress and lowered gamma as well (see attachment). Doing this often makes the image look a bit oversaturated and this image was no exception. So I did a hue/saturation/lightness adjustment layer and turned down the saturation about 25%.

Here's the result:
http://home.comcast.net/~zumbari/unharsh.jpg

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Old 02-14-2006, 07:52 AM
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Thanks guys

I used both technics and blended Bart's layer in luminosity too.
I think that's as good as it's gonna get. Agreed, it's shot, but it's a bit easier on my eyes now.

Greg
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:54 AM
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Quick and Easy with Noel Carboni's

Unfortunately I have WAY too many of these during baseball season as a sports photographer with 6 part time photographers... I have to correct the images quickly and painlessly in Photoshop with an action. This action is a 5 second wonder provided by Noel Carboni's Actions and work pretty slick.... Noel does the work and I reap the benefits! perfect!

Here is the result in a small image

Here is the full size 2MB image
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:56 AM
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I selected the luminosity by going into the channels pallette, Comand / control click on the RGB channel (top most channel) to get the selection....then copy the info from the original image onto it's own layer and set the layer mode to multiply. In this case I just duplicated that multiply layer to double the effect.

-Also desaturated the yellow just a bit.

Hope this helps!

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Old 02-14-2006, 12:03 PM
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Here is my try, I'll explain if you're ok with it.

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Old 02-14-2006, 12:56 PM
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no matter how much you correct for contrast, histogram, curves, etc, etc, there are two problem areas in this picture that cant be corrected in a 'normal' quick fashion, and that's the blown out white areas. the gentleman's forehead and the little girl's face are both 'blown out white'. the only way to get those back close to right would be some hand work putting back in some detail.

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Old 02-14-2006, 02:50 PM
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Blown Out Areas

Well I converted the file to lab. The blown out areas where at rgb 255. I used a curves adjustment layer. I lowered the luminosity of the photo to a max brightness of about 235. I then rotated the a and b channels counter clockwise to increase their saturation.

To limit the changes to to the blown out areas I used a blending mode where these changes would only effect parts of the picture with a luminosity higher than about 230.

I did not need to touch up specific areas.
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