NIKON 300MM F/4.0 IF-ED AF-S +Canon 500D Close up lense

Started Oct 16, 2010 | Discussions thread
Rick Knepper
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Re: Downsize and sharpen for web presentation.
In reply to Ronnie Gaubert, 8 months ago

I first saw a technique similiar to this explained on Fred Miranda by Alex Nail. I've been using it for years.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/726816/0

I have all of the steps in an Action with pauses for individualization.

To be honest, I've tried multiple techniques and I believe there is more than one way in PS to arrive at the same result.

Ronnie Gaubert wrote:

Hi Jemini,
Here is how I downsize every image.
Open the full sized, completely processed image in photoshop.
Click on IMAGE at the top.
Then click on IMAGE SIZE.
Go to PIXEL DIMENSION and change the largest number to 1800 pixels.
Click OK.
Click on FILTER at the top.
Now click on SHARPEN, SHARPEN.

Click once more on SHARPEN, SHARPEN. If the 2nd round of sharpening seems too excessive, click on EDIT, FADE SHARPENING. Fade to desired amount.
Rarely will you have to click sharpen 3 times.
Now click on IMAGE at the top.
Then click on IMAGE SIZE.

Go to PIXEL DIMENSION and change the largest number to 900 pixels or whatever your final dimension will be.
If the images looks good then save as a .jpg.
Sometimes you may have to add a little more sharpening.
Go to FILTER, SHARPEN, UNSHARP MASK.
Set RADIUS to 0.2, THRESHOLD TO "0" and adjust AMOUNT to desired amount.

If you see excessive sharpening halos around the edges of the subject just do the following to remove or reduce them.
Select the BLUR tool from the TOOLS PALETTE.
Select the very top brush, HARD ROUND.
Set pixel sixe to around 10.
MODE to DARKEN, OPACITY to 5% and FLOW to 100.

Using the BLUR TOOL just run the brush along the areas where the halos are showing. You should start to see them slowly go away.

It's just that simple :-).

Then save as a jpeg or save for web.

Ronnie

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