/ NEW ARTICLE: Better Mountain Photography Part 2
In this technical article, Sean takes us through different techniques of photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=3151
Also some of the subtitles require editing...
'Rotation & Cropping of the imageIf' -> 'Rotation & Cropping of the image If'
'Exposure control of Dynamic Range using Levels & Curves' -> 'Exposure control using Levels & Curves'
'Resolutionfor Screen' -> 'Resolution for Screen'
'Re-sizing the Image smaller' -> 'Reducing the image'
'Re-sizing the Image bigger' -> 'Enlarging the image'
'standardPhotoshop' -> 'standard Photoshop'
JPEG inconsistently written as JPEG jpeg and J-PEG.
Does any of this 'actually' matter. Its free copy, not a paid for book!
And well done to Sean for taking all the time to work on this.
Thanks Sean, I've been looking for an article like this for ages now, covers the basics without being oversimplified
Good effort by SK - thanks for taking the time to write this up. I'll definitely be using some of this for reference.
> Also some of the subtitles require editing...
> 'Rotation & Cropping of the imageIf' -> 'Rotation & Cropping of the image If'
> 'Exposure control of Dynamic Range using Levels & Curves' -> 'Exposure control using Levels & Curves'
> 'Resolutionfor Screen' -> 'Resolution for Screen'
> 'Re-sizing the Image smaller' -> 'Reducing the image'
> 'Re-sizing the Image bigger' -> 'Enlarging the image'
> 'standardPhotoshop' -> 'standard Photoshop'
> JPEG inconsistently written as JPEG jpeg and J-PEG.
I have read your critique and take on board what you have said. I have been preparing this article for over a year and have gone bog-eyed re-reading (and editing)it that many times. So unless you have some filter to check how J-peg is written, it is incredibly time consuming to pick out all those discrepancies. Even the method of carrying out a particular function changes with each new edition of PS. So I thought it was worth mentioning 'Content Aware' as it was markedly quite different to previous ways of retouching photos The reason for the poor quality of some of the images is due to compression required by my internet service provider, who won't allow me to post anything over 15MB. This article was originally over 50MB! I am in the process of sorting this problem, so please bear with me. If anybody notices any other discrepancies, spelling mistakes etc. then please let us know and that can be rectified also.
The most important thought that preoccupied me when writing the article was to make it readable , yet also anybody with access to PS could just dip into the particular area that was relevant to them. Finally thanks for all the positive comments recieved. If anybody just uses one feature in the article to improve their photography, then it has all been worthwhile.
Now I'm off to Wales and the Lakes for 3 weeks holiday and hopefully take a few snaps!
In Lightroom at least the idea of the Recovery slider is to recover overexposed areas of the photograph. The more it is slid to the right the more overexposed areas will recover detail.
I would have though UKC had an ftp site that you could drop the original file in to? That or one of the 'mail big file' sites might have done a job for you.
Good article though, I'll be referring back to that a fair bit I think!
Two things jarred for me, though. In the first paragraph, "simpler one-click-fix software should suffice (for e.g. Gimp..." - the GIMP is many things, but simpler?
Also, call me a pedant (and a pedantic physicist at that) but kelvin are just kelvin, not degrees kelvin. Centigrade are degrees because there are a defined number of degrees (100 of them, to be precise) between the freezing and boiling points of water. Kelvin are on an absolute scale.
Off to have a look at the first article, which I somehow missed!
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