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  • YBBN
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    Thanks Will.

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  • Will M
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    http://www.jid.me.uk/workflow/

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  • YBBN
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    I know this is an old topic, but is there an active link to the JID method? I have just started using Photoshop and would like some pointers.


    Thanks

    James

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  • Genessee
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    Pre Jidification:


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  • Genessee
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    Originally posted by B7772ADL
    Good to see I'm not the only one who has problems taking a level photo
    I always need about 1 degree of clockwise rotation in PS. I think I'm lob-sided

    Got some good cloudy shots to try this tut out on now.

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  • B7772ADL
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    Good to see I'm not the only one who has problems taking a level photo

    PS. Nice tutorial

    PPS. Nice to meet you Pamela up on the AMS deck!!

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  • Excalibur2004
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    JID I'm glad you chose a poor weather shot for your example. As you and just about every other screener knows I stink at cloudy days I learned a few tricks I haven't thought of. I usually use 50 / 0.2 / 0 method of USM but will give your method a whirl.

    I've got it bookmarked please keep it updated when you get time!

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  • indian airlines
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    Excellent Tutorial Jid.

    The shadow/highlight function is a good example because I think it is only PS CS that has it.
    There is a very similar function in Photoshop 7.0, under Image -> Adjustments -> Variation. It doesn't allow as much control as in CS, but sometimes might be suitable.

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  • Greg Wilson
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    Jid

    A very well put together tutorial that will help many,including myself as i am still trying new procedures.
    Just a few pointers that i would like to see on your workflow for new uploaders.
    Photoshop(CS) is not a quick fix for a badly composed photo.
    Complete knowledge of your camera is essential.
    Photoshop is a complcated confusing program to the beginner.
    New uploaders will get lots of advice from many great photographers here,but you have to be prepared to put in the time to learn PS.It is not easy but if quality time is spent it will fall into place.If you are impatient you will not learn!!!

    And Jid
    Click Here to view my photo at RailPictures.Net!
    loved every single one mate

    Greg

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  • seahawk
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    You can make sure that you get no Halos, when you set the radius in the Shadow-/Highlightsfunction to 0. However then I prefer the results I get with the Curves option. But I just changed my workflow that way.

    I also suggest that you make yourself some custom curves that should fit some situations. I have one to lighten dark areas, One to compensate a slightly overexposed aircraft, one to work out more details in a cloudy sky, etc.

    [photoid=467639]
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    If you look closely you can just make out a small halo around the landing gear.
    But in only becomes really visible on prints or 20x30cm and larger.

    Here a pic were I used the curves function :
    [photoid=482238]

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  • jid
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    All good points Stefan, as I said everyone will have their own working patterns and this was just there as a rough guide. I change my workflow quite regularly when I try something new and like it I incorporate it.

    The over use of any settings will cause adverse results, and their are normally other options. The shadow/highlight function is a good example because I think it is only PS CS that has it. BUT as Stefan says using the curves function is another option and available in more graphic packages.

    Keep the remarks coming they are all helpful.

    Jid

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  • seahawk
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    Some remarks.

    The shadow / highlights function can create some halos. Especially in pictures with a clear blue sky around your airplane. Using the curves function gives you more control and does not risk creating the Halo. Which often only become visible when printing a large image.

    I also suggest adjusting the levels before you clone out the dustspots. With the improved contrast they become much better visible. It is also important to know that you can (and should) use the level function to correct a slightly off whitebalance setting. Just use the grey pipette and cklick on some part really white or really black. It should give you a good (or better) color after that. Optimal would be a 50% grey, but that is hard to find on most aircraft pics.

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  • ASpilot2be
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    Great job Jid I think you should do one on driving a DSLR

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  • pvsoest
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    Nice tutorial, Jid. Perhaps we should have a sticky thread referring people to tutorials like these?

    BTW, my own workflow is a little different, if only because I don't have CS but the rather more lowly PSE, which doesn't offer some of the more advanced options. What amazes me, though, that you sharpen before resizing. No need to doubt the effectiveness, obviously, considering the quality of your pictures, but it's quite contrary to about every other tutorial found on the net. Well, that just demonstrates that there's more than one way to do it, I guess...

    Paul

    P.S. About the DSLR tutorial: I might be interested, but I'd have to get one first...

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  • jid
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    I think the unforeseen circumstance was me realizing I had to buy beer !! I'm sure the lads told you the real reason D'oh. Next time I will be better prepared and will get you that beer

    Cheers .. Jid

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