Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Olympus Micro Four Thirds

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 22, 2012, 12:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,156
Default Fun with Photoshop CS6

I decide to upgrade to Photoshop's version CS6 Saturday and started playing with some of the improvements in both the Camera Raw tools and the improvements made in CS5 itself.

I think Greg has already mentioned the improvements in control that the slider adjustments offer in ACR. The improvement are a significant step forward in being able to make subtle differences in shadows and highlights. CS6, in the meantime offers big time improvements with the clone and content aware tools

Something else I've found that I like is a new filter called oil painting.

Here are a few images taken with the E-P2+ 35mm macro combo, then pp in CS6



Oil painting filter applied:



a previously posted Iris image run thru ACR and using the shadow and highlight sliders in ACR:

before:



After:

__________________
http://scortoncreekgallery.smugmug.com/

So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old May 22, 2012, 2:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
WCKSer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,857
Default

Looks CS6 is a worthwhile upgrade! Very nice!
__________________
Canon 5D MKII, EF 24-105mm f/4L, EF 50mm f/1.8, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro, Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD, Sigma DG 150-500mm f/5.-6.3 APO HSM.
Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.
WCKSer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2012, 4:39 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
James Emory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 2,380
Default

They are all very nice but I like #2 the best, the oil painting filter.
__________________
Olympus OMD-M5, HLG6 grip, Olympus 4/3rd 35mm macro lens, Panny/Leica 25mm, f1.4, Olympus 17mm, Canon Pro 9000 Mk II Printer, Canon MP990 Printer, Slik U212 Tripod, Manfrotto monopod, MMF3 converter.
James Emory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2012, 10:15 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 6,521
Default

Sweet, Zig! I like that. Watched a CS6 video last night and saw the new filters in action, including the oil painting filter. That second image looks almost like a focus stacking job the depth of field is so deep. Really cool.
Greg Chappell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2012, 10:42 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
boBBrennan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington, Texas USA
Posts: 3,566
Default

WOW! Zig, Zig, ..... Yes, the second is extraordinary. I would imagine that filter would work marvels to save a file that might not be exactly correct, I use B&W for that.

But, to apply that filter to such a finely detailed image to begin with, well, I am amazed once again with your finishing.

Looking at it here on the iPAD3 (retina display) is just plain awesome, DANG!
__________________
.
boBBrennan .. FB=> http://tinyurl.com/dxlwxfz

.......he likes Olympus, Apple MAC & SmugMug best of the choices; he likes that he has choices

boBBrennan.smugmug.com
boBBrennan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2012, 8:47 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,156
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WCKSer View Post
Looks CS6 is a worthwhile upgrade! Very nice!
Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to look and comment... It's much appreciated.


Zig
__________________
http://scortoncreekgallery.smugmug.com/

So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2012, 8:49 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,156
Default

Hi James,

Thanks, but, as with all filters, they do the bulk of the work. So, I can't take much credit for the results other than the subject matter.

Zig
__________________
http://scortoncreekgallery.smugmug.com/

So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2012, 8:52 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,156
Default

Hi Greg,

In the past, I've not looked at the Adobe tutorials when I went to CS5. I went down the hard road and the learning curve was steep and long. With CS6, I'm going to stake advantage of the tutorials. There are just way too many differences between the 2 versions to try and figure them out on my own.

Zig
__________________
http://scortoncreekgallery.smugmug.com/

So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2012, 8:55 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,156
Default

Hi Bob,

Thanks. By now you know that I just can't leave any image alone. I'm forever tinkering with all the photographs that I take. Some of my tinkering works and many do not.

The oil painting filter is pretty comprehensive. And, I've literally just scratched the surface with this shot. I just got lucky I think.


Zig
__________________
http://scortoncreekgallery.smugmug.com/

So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2012, 11:17 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
James Emory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 2,380
Default

Still have to have know how and that's where most of you guys excel.
Quote:
Originally Posted by zig-123 View Post
Hi James,

Thanks, but, as with all filters, they do the bulk of the work. So, I can't take much credit for the results other than the subject matter.

Zig
__________________
Olympus OMD-M5, HLG6 grip, Olympus 4/3rd 35mm macro lens, Panny/Leica 25mm, f1.4, Olympus 17mm, Canon Pro 9000 Mk II Printer, Canon MP990 Printer, Slik U212 Tripod, Manfrotto monopod, MMF3 converter.
James Emory is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 AM.