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Feb 25, 2014 08:58 |  #1

I'm a beginner. Never used photoshop and won't be able to download it until after I receive a CD from apple to upgrade my macbook. Was wondering if photoshop is capable of adjusting either of these two pics to bring out the detail of the white feathers on the duck's back. Both pics are jpegs. Neither have been cropped. Please disregard the composition in your response. Thanks.


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Feb 25, 2014 09:39 |  #2

in digital photography only way to get the the details out of highlights is not to let highlights get blown. once highlights are blown no software can get details out of the highlights. what many of us do is to switch on the highlight alert function in camera manue in case highlights are blown there would be blinkies. so what we do is to shoot at the setting where highlight blinkies don't blink.

if you follow this rule of respecting the sanctity of highlights , you will find post processing very easy and straight forward .




  
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Feb 25, 2014 09:39 |  #3

one of my favorite birds, nice shot.. The white on the second one looks a bit blown out to me though. but still a cool shot.




  
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Feb 25, 2014 09:53 |  #4

Larry Johnson wrote in post #16715983 (external link)
I'm a beginner. Never used photoshop and won't be able to download it until after I receive a CD from apple to upgrade my macbook. Was wondering if photoshop is capable of adjusting either of these two pics to bring out the detail of the white feathers on the duck's back. Both pics are jpegs. Neither have been cropped. Please disregard the composition in your response. Thanks.


This pic was shot at 6.3, 1/1600, iso 400

http://farm4.staticfli​ckr.com/3694/127718289​24_42808df60a_b.jpg (external link)
IMG_2433 (external link) by larryspics1 (external link), on Flickr[/IMG]

This pic was shot at f/10, 1/5000sec, iso 2500

http://farm8.staticfli​ckr.com/7414/127713755​25_013947436a_b.jpg (external link)
IMG_2388 (external link) by larryspics1 (external link), on Flickr[/IMG]

If you're so inclined, you could turn on Image Editting OK in your signature and some users would be able to post some attempts to show you what could be salvaged. With some quick adjustments the details can be somewhat brought out as the highlights aren't too blown out, even with it being just a jpeg.


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Feb 25, 2014 10:23 |  #5

BigLobowski wrote in post #16716152 (external link)
If you're so inclined, you could turn on Image Editting OK in your signature and some users would be able to post some attempts to show you what could be salvaged. With some quick adjustments the details can be somewhat brought out as the highlights aren't too blown out, even with it being just a jpeg.

Image editting is now allowed. I think Ihave my answer; the white is too blown out. I'll stop down a bit during my next shoot in a day or two. Thanks.


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Feb 25, 2014 10:40 |  #6

Did you shoot in RAW or JPEG? If RAW, upload to dropbox or some such site and let other POTN'ers have a go at it!


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Feb 25, 2014 10:51 as a reply to  @ Scrumhalf's post |  #7

Quick and dirty edit in LR5. Whites are clipped and tough to keep white while extracting some detail, as they take on a grey tone. Contrast, clarity and sharpness minor adustments.

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Feb 25, 2014 11:04 |  #8

60 seconds in PS, also did the same in LR even easier. But as stated getting the exposure correct to begin with is the real answer. :)


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Feb 25, 2014 11:15 as a reply to  @ BigLobowski's post |  #9

Thanks. When I first looked at them, I thought they were underexposed.


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Feb 25, 2014 11:30 |  #10

Your welcome. And just so you know how, (im sure there are many ways to do it in PS) I just used the magic wand tool to select the white blown out area and then using that selection adjusted the highlights down and the contrast some. By using the selection of a certain area, other areas are not affected.


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Feb 25, 2014 11:32 |  #11

Here is the second shot using the same process.


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Feb 25, 2014 11:34 as a reply to  @ Larry Johnson's post |  #12

I see you've disabled permission to edit your images so I am removing mine.


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Feb 25, 2014 11:51 as a reply to  @ navydoc's post |  #13

one try.


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Feb 25, 2014 13:13 |  #14

Wow. Thanks everyone. I'll start posting all my pics for post processing : )


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Feb 25, 2014 15:57 |  #15

Make sure you upload RAWs for even better results.




  
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