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Old 11-22-2010, 09:30 AM
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Thumbs down trolls.. trolls... trolls...

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Well, my response was implying you were the troll here to my eyes, not the other way around.

Since the second post of this thread that you've somehow hijacked, you claim this plug isn't worth the money, giving some PS sharpening recipe of yours as to to "prove" it, skipping altogether entirely its most powerful feature, motion deblur. Then when someone picks you up on this you first call him a troll and then later claim you are victim of personal attack, come on!
I do know what you meant with your comment, too bad you didn't get the sarcasm back.

So far the discussion has been on topic about the sharpening performance of the Topaz's plugin, as this was shown as an example. Claiming that a complex deconvolution was used in this case is a stretch.

My intent was to replicate the performance of the sharpening in the example, which I did.


You should excuse me, if I put you on a diet too. It looks like you need it.
take care.

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Old 11-23-2010, 08:15 PM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

I'm trying the demo and can't get near the results of their sample images. It seems to work better on smaller size images, but on a full size 5D file I just can't get anything decent without severe artifacts. I love some of the other Topaz plugins and I'm gonna keep trying it out, but so far my opinion is that I'll pass over InFocus.

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Old 11-23-2010, 08:30 PM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

Dennis, are you referring to the sharpening aspect or the blur correction? That latter is a bit tricky whether you're using InFocus or FocusMagic, etc.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:35 PM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

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Dennis, are you referring to the sharpening aspect or the blur correction? That latter is a bit tricky whether you're using InFocus or FocusMagic, etc.
Trying the blur correction mainly. I may not be using it correctly, but I haven't gotten decent results on a full size image. Nothing compared to the samples on the Topaz site. I mean the one with the kid in the water is an amazing recovery.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:46 PM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

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... or to duplicate the sharpen result you can:


4) blend If This Layer: 0\0, 127/190

Shadow, I don't understand this, can you elaborate a little? Thanx...
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:38 PM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

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Shadow, I don't understand this, can you elaborate a little? Thanx...
check the attached image here:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...tml#post279704

see how the Blending sliders on the bottom are set
(hint: hit ALT-and move the slider so soften the knee)
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:51 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

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I mean the one with the kid in the water is an amazing recovery.
Not so impressed by that one since I routinely obtain quite similar results rather easily using the iterative gaussian sharpening filter in the freeware standalone program Fitswork but I am very impressed by the diploma one I must say and even more so by the number plate one.

Edit: I have attached my results for the kid (quite good) and the diploma (not so good) with Fitswork.

And perhaps ShadowLight could post his results as well before he carries on giving any more lessons...
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File Type: jpg boogy2_2_igs.jpg (12.1 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg diploma2_3_igs.jpg (7.9 KB, 28 views)

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Old 11-24-2010, 10:29 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

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And perhaps ShadowLight could post his results as well before he carries on giving any more lessons...
I'm not so keep to commit copyright violations,
and this is why I didn't post the comparison of copyrighted images.

Instead of making pointless comments, on link of the OP there is a before/after image. How about just testing the settings I published with it?...

if it's too complicated for you, just say so. I'm sure someone will help you.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:58 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

If the Topaz tool does deconvolution, it could be very useful for correcting AA filter effects. The D3/D3s/D700 for example has a very strong AA filter. With the right deconvolution, everything snaps back into place. Any number of useful sharpening regimens fall short of doing that. That's one reason for ShadowLight to consider the possibility that the Topaz tool offers functionality his (useful) sharpening regimen doesn't provide.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:25 PM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

Luke, as you can replicate the results with the simple smart object I showed you, you can call it deconvolution or not, but since the result is the same...

.. the "mystical" additional "functionality" is but a fiction of your imagination.

(just to make clear, this is not comparing the motion-blur deconvolution )

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