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simple Apr 2, 2010 4:27 PM

same old picture new edit
i know some of you may remember this image but ive just been playing with a new topaz plugin i bought (detail got 15% off) .... so i went through some old pictures and found the three shots of this church so i run it through a hdr program and then just tweaked it a little with the plugin .... the last time i had a lot of noise in the sky and clouds ;)

Eetu Apr 2, 2010 4:41 PM

This is awesome! Well done!

simple Apr 2, 2010 4:55 PM


Originally Posted by Eetu (Post 1074028)
This is awesome! Well done!

thanks but i think the stone on the front of the church is not quite right as it makes my eyes go funny:eek: or im just tired?

bahadir Apr 2, 2010 5:06 PM

I remember seeing some versions then, and one of them was already a remarkable image still remaining in my mind:cool2:
I know you can have the Topaz do a great job, yet, honestly, it seems to have caused a somewhat plastic look here , ah, of course, when compared to your powerful original ; )


amcam Apr 2, 2010 5:47 PM


Originally Posted by bahadir (Post 1074037)
.. honestly, it seems to have caused a somewhat plastic look

What some might call an HDR look !

Bynx Apr 2, 2010 7:22 PM


Originally Posted by amcam (Post 1074053)
What some might call an HDR look !

Yes, unlike a boring photographic look.

bahadir Apr 2, 2010 8:19 PM

amcam's quotation of my words above can only remain as an example of twisting someone's words around since 'the original one' I referred with praise there was a %100 HDR image!

mtngal Apr 2, 2010 10:59 PM

I like Detail and will buy it very soon (my 30 day trial has expired). But like many sharpening methods, sometimes pictures don't need the same sharpening in all parts of the picture. What I did quite often was to add a second layer and sharpen that, then use a layer mask and a brush set to less than 100% (depending on how much I wanted to "soften" the sharpening effect) to blend it in with the original background layer. It's really good about sharpening without adding noise. I didn't find the presets all that useful - interesting but over-the-top mostly. It's a nice addition.

simple Apr 3, 2010 2:05 AM

i have found out if you just select which area you want to pp using the selection tool via photoshop select the area then open topaz in the preview it adds to all the image but once you leave the filter userface it only as adds to the original part you selected this works with both detail and adjust :)


i think i need to experiment more with the plugin thanks for your comments :)

mtngal there is a 15% voucher PHOTOSHOPSUPPORT

Ancientritual Apr 3, 2010 2:11 AM

Compared to 3, Topaz 4 has a lot more presets. I found photo pop to be my favorite. Just made some tweaks to the settings and saved it. Now the saved preset is the only one I use. I really like the photo, simple. Has a nice calming effect when viewing. One thing you can say about this product is it can bring out detail.

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