All posts tagged: sharpening

Tweaking Your Images – Tutorial

This last week I have had a few people telling me that images shouldn’t need any editing at all.  I find this such a hard thing to understand, since, from what I can understand, images have been edited since the first images were made when photography first started.  I was surprised to find that the first HDR image was done in the 1850’s, so over 150 years ago.  Even Ansell Adams edited his images, he manipulated them to suit what he wanted.  Yet now, with the age of digital, for the first time, the camera is now supposed to be able to take the perfect image. Then you start reading stuff that digital cameras can’t take images the same way as film did.  I understand this.  When I was using film I would use different films for different types of photography.  You can’t do that with digital cameras.  I have been reading Enmanscamera’s Blog – Kamloops post on 10 tips for to make better prints.  There are a couple of points made about what you need to …

Embossed to Sharpen

On Monday I was in at Photo Color to pick up some prints that were printed for an order.  Rob and I were discussing editing and different things you can do.  He suggested I try using the embossing for sharpening, in much the same way that I had used the High Pass. I have tried the technique on this image.  The image was processed in Camera Raw, then opened in Photoshop.  A duplicate layer was added then the embossed filter applied.  The blending mode overlay was then applied.  I’m not going to lie, I am not so sure about it.  I find it little too much, though I might need to practice some more.  This image was also processed with Color Efex. The same has been done to this image, though it was toned down a bit.  I tried to make it not as strong. This image was not processed with Color Efex. It is an interesting step, I am not really sure about it, but I like to give things a go.  I will …

The Work Continues

I have been getting back into my lino and the purchase of a new tool has helped tremendously.  Nothing like a new thing to help get the motivation up.  I have to say it hasn’t been a great week and I have been questioning myself about all sorts of things, especially my art work.  I have wondered whether I should continue with the lino cuts as everyone seems to think that they are digital prints.  But after getting some help from Wade Wallace from Cycling Tips, he helped spread the word that they are lino cuts and Cafe Racer have suggested that I do something to put up with the prints that helps explain what they are.  I have been thinking along the same lines and will do that. I’ve been wanting to get the new tool for a while.  It is one of a couple that I wanted to get, however at just over $90 each I really can’t afford to get all the ones I want, so I had to work out which …