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Old 10-12-2013, 03:12 AM
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Re: "Painted" Look

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Personally, I think it's a horrible word.
Why : )
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:06 AM
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Re: "Painted" Look

Try pronouncing it with a Scottish accent. (Like Willy in The Simpsons)
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:33 AM
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Re: "Painted" Look

... LOL, but nice info
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:07 PM
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Re: "Painted" Look

HIgh RAdius LOw AMount describes what you do, but calling it "Local Contrast" better describes the effect. It's not really a sharpening move, even though you use unsharp mask. It separates adjacent items from each other in a way that curves can't.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:12 PM
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HIRALOAM actually accentuates the differences in adjacent pixels by darkening the the darker pixel adjacent to a lighter -which will be lightened. This is all contingent on the tolerance level you set. The difference between the pixels must be separated by a tolerance level based on the 256 levels of gray. Each channel (RGB 0r CMYK) is assessed individually. A high Radius simply means that the effect will continue beyond the adjacent pixels, perhaps as far as 3-4 pixels. Again, relative to your overall image size. Sometimes if my image will allow a CMYK conversion (without a color gamut loss), I have an extra channel to differentiate the details within. I oftentimes add a higher radius to the Black and Cyan channel - where most of my image detail may exist. You can do that separate of your Magenta and I almost never do anything within Yellow as this simply tends to add noise and fringing. Attached is a similar effect that was popular with my client for a while. Same HDR, but a sort of ghousting of the color.
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