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How would you edit this? Macro

 
BLANKphotog
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Oct 01, 2013 06:22 |  #1

Need some help on editing my macros. I've been trying to get them looking sharp, colourful and awesome.

If you could have a look, do an edit and then explain your work flow that would be amazing!

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Oct 01, 2013 08:39 |  #2

Are you averse to focus stacking? That would help give you more editing flexibility and increase the control you have over detail and focus in your image.

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Oct 01, 2013 08:53 as a reply to  @ kirkt's post |  #3

Here's what I did, brought into PS, ran Nik Color Efex 4 and used some contrast filters to get it to pop, unsharp mask and I would call it a day.
The only other thing that I would have done is cleaned up the sensor spots, but there are too many for me to do in a little time. I would get your sensor cleaned :)

Let me know what you think

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Oct 01, 2013 09:06 |  #4

Here's my shot @ it in GIMP
1. Open the Levels window
2. Drag the white point (right most slider) close to where the histogram starts
3. Drag the black point (left most slider) the same way
Kept an eye on how the whites/blacks looked
4. Run Unsharp mask


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Oct 01, 2013 09:25 |  #5

Creepiest edit ever. Great photo man.

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Like everyone else said, contrast, saturation and sharpness. I cropped for a more menacing look lol



  
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Oct 01, 2013 10:21 as a reply to  @ thedcmule2's post |  #6

adjusting levels in luminosity mode, reduce noise of background in luminosity mode , sharpening using smart sharpen setting amount 100 radius 0.1 two times and fading it to 50%.sharpening was applied only on the selected areas such as eyes ,mouth and the front legs.


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Oct 01, 2013 12:10 |  #7

kirkt wrote in post #16337967 (external link)
Are you averse to focus stacking? That would help give you more editing flexibility and increase the control you have over detail and focus in your image.

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Little late for that. Maybe next time.


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Oct 01, 2013 12:14 as a reply to  @ tzalman's post |  #8

Benny, what were your settings? Particularly f-stop.


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Oct 01, 2013 12:38 |  #9

BLANK, what software are you using?


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Oct 01, 2013 13:30 |  #10

May be like that ! (just kidding... ;) )


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Oct 01, 2013 17:51 as a reply to  @ yb98's post |  #11

Are you averse to focus stacking? That would help give you more editing flexibility and increase the control you have over detail and focus in your image.

kirk

Krik,

Yes i am open to stacking. The only problem i have is i shoot everything handheld.

Here's what I did, brought into PS, ran Nik Color Efex 4 and used some contrast filters to get it to pop, unsharp mask and I would call it a day.
The only other thing that I would have done is cleaned up the sensor spots, but there are too many for me to do in a little time. I would get your sensor cleaned :smile:

Let me know what you think

Chris,

That looks great! Much better than the one i did! Yeah ive been meaning to clean the sensor, one of those jobs ill get around to one day soon.

Here's my shot @ it in GIMP
1. Open the Levels window
2. Drag the white point (right most slider) close to where the histogram starts
3. Drag the black point (left most slider) the same way
Kept an eye on how the whites/blacks looked
4. Run Unsharp mask

Hayath,

Another find edit!

Benny, what were your settings? Particularly f-stop.

Moose, im sure it was f/13 @ 1/200th, ISO 200

BLANK, what software are you using?

Tony, I use LR4 and PS5


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Oct 01, 2013 18:17 |  #12

yb98 wrote in post #16338623 (external link)
May be like that ! (just kidding... ;) )

YES


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Oct 04, 2013 15:18 |  #13

Great photo OP. (Sensor swab time!!)


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