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Old 12-07-2012, 02:02 PM
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Manual focus badly adjusted

Hi,

We were in Lapland when my boyfriend took a picture of me feeding a reindeer, but he didn't notice that the camera was on manual focus and so he didn't adjust it accordingly. The result is unsharp. I really would like to find a way to improve it as it was a once in a lifetime experience. Any tips?
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:59 PM
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Re: Manual focus badly adjusted

Did you try Focus Magic?
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:40 AM
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Re: Manual focus badly adjusted

Here are some results from a search of my website that may help. Either that or a new boyfriend, ha!

Update: Here is a version done with Topaz Simplify to restore detail (though a bit of artsy is involved). Prior to that I adjusted color and levels in PS CS6. Of course this would look better on a larger original.

The good news is your original focus is not *that* far off. From the title of your post I though it would be a bunch of useless mush. So the experience is acceptably (though not perfectly) preserved.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:07 AM
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Re: Manual focus badly adjusted

I used the Sharpen More filter and then the Sharpen filter.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:23 AM
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Re: Manual focus badly adjusted

You can try a highpass sharpen technique on this. It should bring back some of the focus and help a bit with your colors. Add in a wee bit of sharpen after, and you have something decent.
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