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Old Feb 8, 2005, 10:48 AM   #11
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Playlong........... would you edit and and stack one above the other and explain what you did. Thanks.
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 10:49 AM   #12
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To be honest with you, I think the original is way to out of focus to bother with processing. I rather just take another 30 pics and pick out the best and then process it somewhat...this is what I usually do.


auto-levels
adjust levels manually some more
unsharpen mask
crop
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 11:19 AM   #13
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Thanks playlong... a little above my knowledge of processing for the moment.



Resajune ..........Thanks for the tips on processing. I suppose you are right, I should have started with a better shot.



Thanks all for your replies. I will "google" up some more info.
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 11:56 AM   #14
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Ok I got some time left so I did a few things to make your picture look better.
I don't know if this works in elements because I don't know the difference between elements and CS.

I took the original picture because I like those colors best.. a bit warmer.
Then I did my sharpening trick =

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23

Then I did some with the levels. I made the picture a bit darker by altering the middle handle in the levels option. The dark parts went black so I opened shadows/highlights (adjustments). And made shadows more visible so the details would come back.

After that I selected the goose (right?) completely and copy pasted him in a new layer. I hided that and I got the clone tool to clone a bit of background over the goose. I do this because i'm going to blur the background. Now I unhide the second layer. And ctrl+left mouse button click the second layer. This way you select the goose. Then I select the rest of the picture (background behind the goose) with a gradual selection. After that, I gaussian blur the selection. This way the goose comes out sharper (looks like less DOF).

outcome:



original


edit: I also did the color trick go get rid of chromatic abberation...
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