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Old Apr 25, 2006, 2:30 PM   #1
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Hi,

Ithought I would just show you the technique that I discovered in Photoshop CS2. I see a lot of people talk about USM or unsharp mask. I couldn't really get the hang of using it - I could never really see great improvements. I then read in a magazine about Smart Sharpen. I used this on my shot of william at dinner time and wow! What a difference! Below is the original straight from the camera (in JPG mode)... then to follow is exactly the same shot after a smart sharpen...

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Old Apr 25, 2006, 2:31 PM   #2
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I just found this quite amazing! It is so simple too!
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 2:34 PM   #3
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Finally a close up on the recovered detail in his eye...

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Old Apr 25, 2006, 2:37 PM   #4
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Wow Dom, that is quite a difference. What was the magazine article? I would be interested in reading it. Great shot and what a cute kid William is. They get more and more messy as they get older...
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 4:29 PM   #5
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Wow is right. Post the mag and article, please! And thatwas a jpeg, too! Can't wait to read this.

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Old Apr 25, 2006, 7:38 PM   #6
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[align=center]Just type Smart Sharpen in Google and it will take you to: [/align]
[align=center]http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/ss/cs2smartsharpen.htm[/align]
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 8:47 PM   #7
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Hi, Dom. William is darling. You captured a woderful photograph of a child full of wonder.
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Old Apr 26, 2006, 1:44 AM   #8
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Hi All,

Thanks for the lovely comments.

Smart Sharpen is pretty simple to use. I would have gladly scanned the article in that magazine only my better half forced me into this spring cleaning cult! So it got recycled!

It was in the uk edition of "Digital Camera Magazine" www.dcmag.co.uk

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Nice capture Dom and definitely an effective edit.

Is that banana yoghurt on his nose
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Old Apr 26, 2006, 11:06 PM   #10
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beautiful and amazing work.
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