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Old 10-13-2001, 09:48 AM
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"Smart Sharpening" Technique

I was wandering around the links on the John Houston site that Chris just posted and found a great technique for sharpening. I tried it on a photo and what a difference!! Some of you may already know this technique, but I thought it was a really cool find. Between this technique and the one DJ posted for lightening dark areas, my photo retouching has just taken a huge leap forward.

Thanks Chris and DJ for sending me down this path.

Jeanie

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Old 10-13-2001, 12:12 PM
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I'm glad you feel like you're getting alot from this crew. I have seen that sharpening technique and think it is a good one. Thanks for posting it as I know everyone will find this a good technique for their skill library.
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Old 10-13-2001, 02:24 PM
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Jeanie,

That's a great link! Thank you very much. There is also a *lot* of other information on the home page at http://www.luminous-landscape.com/table_of_contents.htm
I could spend a lot of time there.

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Old 10-13-2001, 03:17 PM
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I could spend a lot of time there.
I already have! I thought I was going to catch up on paying bills today. Oh well - they'll be there tomorrow. Jeanie
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Hey Jeanie, life's for Photoshoppin', not for paying bills.

One note for others who might download the image from the site. When I went to make a new channel, it was grayed out, and I couldn't do it. Looking to see what else was grayed out, I found many things (most) were grayed out. Aha! A clue! You have to convert the image from a 16 bit file to an 8 bit file. Then you're all set. Thanks again Jeanie, it worked very well.

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I visited the site you gave and they have some good equipment reviews for those of you buying some new hardware and some interesting tutorials and lots more I didn't get to check out yet. I didn't get to really examine all of the tutorials or reviews but I plan to go back there and play around for awhile. Thanks again for the great link.
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Old 10-13-2001, 07:25 PM
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You have to convert the image from a 16 bit file to an 8 bit file. Then you're all set.
Huh. Is that what it was? I just converted the RGB file to grayscale and that worked too. Once again, many ways to accomplish the same thing!

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Yeah, that's the beauty (or the problem) with Phoptoshop. Just when I think I'm doing something good, I find out there's a better/easier way to do it!

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The problem for me is that as I learn new techniques, I think back to all of the photos I've already worked on and know how much better they could be. Oh well, I guess that's the "price" of learning. (And yes, I would be quite bored with it if I thought there wasn't anything more to learn. I doubt that's going to happen for a very long time!) -Jeanie
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You too? I have done so many pictures over the years and now I think that if I only knew then what I know now they could have been so much better. I almost wish I could go back and redo them.
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