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  • Just a tip on sharpening

    A fellow photog sent me this a while ago and it really does work...I barely use USM now...

    After you have cropped/leveled an image, and resized it, try this.

    1) Make a new layer (CTRL+j)

    2)Filter /OTHER - choose HIGH PASS and set it at .3 .
    (It will look GRAY.)

    3)PUSH F7. This will bring up the layers window.

    4)In the pull down menu choose Linear Light.

    This should make the photo CRISP. If you see any jaggies, just erase them before you flatten the image.

    5)Ctrl E to Flatten the image.

    I have started to use this method and I find it easier, in most cases. You should at least try it!
    Bobby DeBarge
    www.debargephoto.com
    http://utccollegelife.blogspot.com
    1999 Firebird Driver| Aviation Enthusiast






  • #2
    Do you happen to have any comparison shots?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Crism
      Do you happen to have any comparison shots?
      Not ATM. But, it pretty much has the same effect as USM but it also makes it a little more vivid.
      Bobby DeBarge
      www.debargephoto.com
      http://utccollegelife.blogspot.com
      1999 Firebird Driver| Aviation Enthusiast





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      • #4
        Interesting. Will definitely try it later on. Thanks for the tip.

        Yeah please do post some Before and After shots. TY
        Inactive from May 1 2009.

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        • #5
          Well do you want before I have applied these settings and after? Or do you want the image with USM applied and the image with these settings applied? I was never really good with USM and all that so...hah.

          Well here's a before and after view.

          This one, all I did was resize:


          This one, I resized cropped, and applied the settings above, and I also adjusted the levels a bit because that's how the "action" is setup. This was also just a quick edit to show you guys:
          Bobby DeBarge
          www.debargephoto.com
          http://utccollegelife.blogspot.com
          1999 Firebird Driver| Aviation Enthusiast





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          • #6
            I've just tryed it. It's not bad but I think i'll stick with USM. I had to add around 50% 0.3 once to make it look abit better.

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            • #7
              Yeah, I'm not saying this is the fix all, just another method for people to try if they're having trouble with USM like I do.

              I also use a little bit of USM afterwards on some images.

              Bobby DeBarge
              www.debargephoto.com
              http://utccollegelife.blogspot.com
              1999 Firebird Driver| Aviation Enthusiast





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              • #8
                hey sam somebody is watching you !!! looks at the second window on your pic

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pkonowrocki
                  hey sam somebody is watching you !!! looks at the second window on your pic
                  Haha, I noticed that, that person reminds me of myself on a flight.
                  Bobby DeBarge
                  www.debargephoto.com
                  http://utccollegelife.blogspot.com
                  1999 Firebird Driver| Aviation Enthusiast





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                  • #10
                    I don't like the high pass filter, it adds a green halo around the plane, but then again I used the hard light instead of the Linear.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by timb
                      but then again I used the hard light instead of the Linear.
                      Well that might very well be your probelm
                      Bobby DeBarge
                      www.debargephoto.com
                      http://utccollegelife.blogspot.com
                      1999 Firebird Driver| Aviation Enthusiast





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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bobby
                        Well that might very well be your probelm
                        Yeah, it screws up the contrast too.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by timb
                          Yeah, it screws up the contrast too.
                          Well, to each their own. It works fine for me so for now I'm going to stick with it. Sorry it doesn't work for you, bro.
                          Bobby DeBarge
                          www.debargephoto.com
                          http://utccollegelife.blogspot.com
                          1999 Firebird Driver| Aviation Enthusiast





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                          • #14
                            Tried the Linear method, works alot better! I think a pass of the high pass and the USM works great.

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