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Getting that very sharp crisp look

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Old 07-16-2008, 02:18 PM
Hargoth Hargoth is offline
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Re: Getting that very sharp crisp look

start in adobe raw file converter. go high in blacks and clarity, adjust everything else to balance the photo. I don't get to work much on african americans, so I'd be curious to see how this adjustment works with dark tones.

blacks and clarity brings a ton of detail.. open image in photoshop and do whatever highpass/db/etc. point is, it starts in the raw file converter.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:27 PM
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Re: Getting that very sharp crisp look

Selective curves to effect the lighting (applied a hide-all mask or filled the mask with black and applied to suit with a soft white brush..), used the A and B channels in LAB to saturate colors, unsharp mask in darken mode then inverse unsharp (filter/unsharp mask with settings A=30, R=60, T=0) for sharper/crisp look.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:03 PM
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Re: Getting that very sharp crisp look

I'm an artist not a retoucher but would like to learn so this is my attempt after googling high pass / unsharp / healing and then fooling around with it... first time using those tools... then I adjusted hue / saturation.

I like the final image but don't remember the sequence I used... :p


http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/i...dz/sharpx1.jpg
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:36 AM
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Re: Getting that very sharp crisp look

this was my try at it. i ran it through topaz adjust and sharpened up the eyes a bit

http://i37.tinypic.com/2re7cp0.jpg

edit: another take on it
http://i38.tinypic.com/2zhnl8i.jpg

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Old 07-19-2008, 11:25 AM
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Re: Getting that very sharp crisp look

Used HSL in RGB mode to bring the image to "normal" first. Then went in Lab mode where I decreased saturation and adjusted brightness/contrast on the L channel. Went back in RGB and applied the paint daubs filter with settings of 1 and 1 faded at 50% in normal mode.
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