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Old Dec 5, 2005, 2:57 AM   #1
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My photo-shop skills where landscapes are concerned are crap to put it mildly:-). I have tried upping the contrast with this but cant seem to get the effect i want. On that day this shot through the lens looked vibrant and blue not misty. any suggestions I will be grateful for


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Old Dec 5, 2005, 3:04 AM   #2
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Hi Julie,

I am not at my PC right now, so no PS. What you could try is a level adjustment and a High Pass Sharpening filter, that seems to take some of the haze out of shots. I will give it a shot when I get home.
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Old Dec 5, 2005, 3:55 AM   #3
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Thanks, I will have another go at it and looking forward to seeing what anyone else can do.
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Running with GoCubs' suggestion, levels adjustment, then agian selectively to the background. Followed by the high pass filter, (low setting). Change the blend mode of the high pass layer to overlay.

The high pass filter helps, because it detects the contrast between dark and light edges, making them stand out more. Not as destructive to the whole image as Unsharp mask.





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Old Dec 5, 2005, 4:58 PM   #5
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Thanks stevelooks a little darker than I expected but improvement is huge
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Old Dec 5, 2005, 4:59 PM   #6
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thanks steve, darker than I expected but a big improvement with the mist
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Don't forget Julie, even if you use the same procedure you will have full control over the brightness/darkness of the image. This was just the way it came out for me, it will be easy to get exactly what you want. Best way is to use a levels adjustment layer, then you can fine tune levels once you are done.



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thanks a great improvement to go by
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Lots of defogging with a high radius and low amount in UM. Sharpened – too much for the foreground IMO. If I were printing it I would probably mask before doing some of the steps.



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Steve's has gotten pretty sophisticated in their filtering. I saved at a higher quality to avoid repeated compressions and the site reduced the size of the image. Here's a lower quality compression:



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