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Old Feb 13, 2003, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default Editing jpeg files...Order of operations?

Is there a general rule or preference to be observed in the order of performing specific operations in the process of editing a jpeg file?...In other words, and to illustrate by hypothetical, should one perform color, contrast and/or brightness corrections before or after croping and/or resizing, sharpening, etc.

I am using PS Elements 2 (as a beginner)...

Any information is appreciated.

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Old Feb 13, 2003, 12:51 PM   #2
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Use adjustment layers everywhere you can. For example, levels to adjust brightness/contrast. Make an adjustmet layer on top of the main image. You can go back and change this layer at anytime. Or delete it all together. Sadly, you can't make a filter (like the Unsharp mask) into an adjustment layer.
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Old Feb 13, 2003, 1:44 PM   #3
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I may be wrong here, but resizing is next to last with USM being the last step...

... but then it may different for glamours :lol: :lol: :lol:
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