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Quick Photoshop steps needed.
Old 06-10-2004, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got back my wedding pictures and most need a little sharpening, some have a red tint, some have a yellow tint. My questions is what steps would you use to clean up these pictures.
Example: this is how I usually clean up a picture
1. Image-Adjustments-Auto Levels
2. Image-Variations
3. Filter-Sharpen-Unsharp Mask (85-1.0-4)
I hope you can figure out what I mean. Thanks for all the help.
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Congratulations on getting married (-:

Sounds like you have PS Elements.

The steps seem reasonable, in general. The specific steps needed will vary with each image.

I use Photoshop CS, but when I tried Elements (considering it for an assistant) I found variations to be unsatisfying. I had better results color adjusting with the basic level/curve adjustments.

One trick I like with wedding photos (and I edit a _lot_ of them) is to use the EyeDropper in the Levels dialog to set black and white points. This permits me to ensure the dress (the important thing!) is white. To do it just click the eye dropper and pick somewhere in the dress you think should be white. Adjust from there.

Good luck. If you have specific questions about a given image I suggest posting it, as general advice is often generally wrong (-;

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I am sure each image is unique in its differences, however, might not hurt to make an action if it is all something similar on all of them. All need a little sharpening, perhaps adjusting the red or yellow the constant tad and then finess'ng them a little. Would stop most of the over and over same fix to each and every image.

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1. Image-Adjustments-Auto Levels• Never use Auto anything... Use you eye and Levels ... curves you can play around with when you get levels down. remember you can choose different channels when using levels that may help you fine tune a little more..

2. Image-Variations • NEVER EVER USE VARIATIONS!!!! that is for more of a "I am playing around with some fine art poopoo..."

3. Filter-Sharpen-Unsharp Mask (85-1.0-4) pretty good I like 100+ = .5 = 0-5 if I can get it...
I hope you can figure out what I mean. Thanks for all the help.

Remember each photo is different.... I also put extra sharpen on the eyes and lips it really helps....
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Thanks for the help so far, everyone. Actually, I do have Photoshop 7.0.
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I got back my wedding pictures and most need a little sharpening, some have a red tint, some have a yellow tint. My questions is what steps would you use to clean up these pictures.
Example: this is how I usually clean up a picture
1. Image-Adjustments-Auto Levels
2. Image-Variations
3. Filter-Sharpen-Unsharp Mask (85-1.0-4)
I hope you can figure out what I mean. Thanks for all the help.

[/ QUOTE ]

Color Balance instead of Auto Levels... I personally don't trust "auto" anything... Hmmmm I never futzed with the Variations bescuse I'm used to working with the curves and color balance... I am learning that the thing about photoshop, is that there are several different ways to get good looking images... some do things to pixels that could harm them....others don't..

The usm part sounds right to me..

Have fun! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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