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Old 03-29-2011, 07:20 PM
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Re: Power Retouche Plug-ins

Peter ... thanks for replying to my email regarding Power Retouche Plug-ins. I have been experimenting with the sliders, but find it a uphill battle. Since I already purchased the suite, I will continue to "play" with the sliders.

I must say though, that after having spent over $100USD, I found the tutorials to be nothing other that explanations of the particular plug-in. I thought there would be something more specific after I purchased them, but the tutorials were nothing other than what was on the site. I wish there was more than having to self-discover for myself. Although it may be a way and in this case a better way to learn them, it does take a lot of time.

I originally purchased the plug-ins for the Golden Section which is what I am concentrating on. It "seems" that my "intuition" is not very good when it comes to PPA Competitions. I have been working with the Golden Section and seem to have had "some" modest degree of success. BTW ... with my recent studies of the Golden Rule, I am convinced that this rule is extremely important in rendering the final photo.

Thanks again ... appreciate the dialogue.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:29 PM
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Re: Power Retouche Plug-ins

Nice work, Peter! I also use Jalbum when I put photo galleries online.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:16 PM
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Re: Power Retouche Plug-ins

The real power of these filters is in their ability to work with light - Jan the creator is a painter so he has a good understanding of how important it is to be able to manipulate lights, mid tones and shadows in bringing out the best in an image. I am an Elements user and there's just no way I can get this kind of detail using their tools. Here is a simple work flow example where I walk through a the basic steps in working on a photo using what I consider some of the most important filters: Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Ilumination Editor and Color Corrector. Each photo is accompanied by a brief explanation of what filter I used. This was just a quick edit for the sake of example of a view out of my window. Again, there are many sliders but on the most part I just use the ones in the middle. https://picasaweb.google.com/mikenki...09469740261746
Plugsnpixels, I visited your website but did not see a link to your jalbum album...
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:35 PM
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Re: Power Retouche Plug-ins

Peter --- fantastic work and explanation. Although you changes "seem" subtle, the comparison of the last two shots is striking.

IF ... you get time, could you do a B&W conversion the same way... That would help since I am doing some B&W work now.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:28 PM
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Re: Power Retouche Plug-ins

Hi Peter, I should clarify. I post personal galleries made in Jalbum when I need to share lots of pix with friends and relatives; the Plugs 'N Pixels main site doesn't make use of them.

For example, I used Jalbum to post my archival photos from the '70s online.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:49 PM
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Re: Power Retouche Plug-ins

I see! The 70's...Nikon F, Pentax Spotmatic, Rollieflex, those were the days...
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Re: Power Retouche Plug-ins

Argus, then Canon AE-1! ;-)
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:58 PM
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Question Re: Power Retouche Plug-ins

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are many sliders but on the most part I just use the ones in the middle. https://picasaweb.google.com/mikenki...09469740261746
It may just be my setup, but there seems to be a lot of banding / posterization in the clouds, even in the original. Makes it hard to judge whether the filtration is damaging the photos.
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