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Old Nov 7, 2018, 11:03 PM   #1
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I took a family portrait for my daughter. I have posted my original and my edited image. How did I do? How can I improve?
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Typically with a photo like the one posted, I just use the auto correction of PE.

I personally dont like large photos (canvases) as they simply are unnecessary.

In your case, besides reducing the physical (pixel) size, it was decided best to crop to focus on the subjects.

In addition, to help bring out the subjects from the busy background, the sharpening tool was used freehand to slightly enhance the subjects from the busy background.
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This is my take on it. Too blue or too orange. I just did an auto color in Photoshop. Cropped to what I like. Not too close because it needs to breathe. Just not too wide taking away from the subject(s). A bit of Unsharp Mask. As for the image being made smaller as sdromel suggests.....why? Just by making it that small has altered the dynamics of the original image. It will be sharper just by reducing the size. Keep it large and you can see even minute changes.
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In addition, to help bring out the subjects from the busy background, the sharpening tool was used freehand to slightly enhance the subjects from the busy background.
I love what you did with the sharpening tool! Thank you!
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A bit of Unsharp Mask.
Looks great! Thank you! Do you know where I can learn about sharpening and unsharp mask? I am not sure when to use which.
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Unsharp mask is a sharpening tool. There are a few ways to sharpen an image in Photoshop.
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