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South Africa
Title: Bright LightMinolta Dimage Z1
Bright Light (20) *
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

Selective sharpening
Selective sharpening
zto Silver Star Critiquer [C: 36 W: 6 N: 0] (0) [2004-07-30 06:41:49]
Goal: to bring back the details of the cubs fur, that had goen lost in post processing.

To do this i first added an unsharp mask to the whole picture. I chose the values Amount = 400% (that is a lot, you may want to use less), Radious = 0,5 Threshold = 0. However, i didn't want the whole picture to be sharpened, only the fur so i opened the "History window". I there clicked on the "open" state and the picture returned to the way it was before applying USM. I marked the USM state by the side, and then used the History brush to paint back the USM on the fur only.

Hope it is usefull.
Zandra
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South Africa
Title: An unfamiliar killerMinolta Dimage Z1
An unfamiliar killer (19)
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

Unsharp mask
Unsharp mask
zto Silver Star Critiquer [C: 36 W: 6 N: 0] (0) [2004-07-27 04:34:02] [6]
Just added some Unsharp Mask in Photo shop to bring out more details. It is always a good idea to sharpen the photo once being done working on it. Usually i do it several times, while re-sizing the photo for the web. I do my re-size in several steps and apply a tiny amount of USM for each step. In this way i get to keep the details of the shot and the quality loss is less. If i have a shot which is 1800 px wide i first re-size it to 1500 px, apply some USM, then re-size it to 1300 px and apply USM, then 1100 px + USM and fianly 800 px + USM. Usually i set the amount to somewhere between 10-25% when sharpening during the re-size and the radius is set to 0,5 (at all times).

Hope you like it
Regards
Zandra
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