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j9murphy

j9murphy

Lives in United States Leesburg, VA, United States
Works as a IT Executive
Joined on Mar 29, 2013

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  • Thank you, I appreciate the kind words.  The composition is really week in my mind, no real foreground interest to go with the wide angle, there are lines in the middle ground but they don't ...
  • I apologize for being slow here, but I always thought of an alpha channel as a mask or a way to control transparency. In Photoshop, if I just go to the channels palette and click 'create new ...
  • Thank you, I've got it now. Dreemer, you also said you added an alpha channel to the middle layer.. what channel/mask did you add there?  I think I've got the rest down. John
  • That really helps, I think I understand the approach, but just a little more detail on how you created the alpha channel masks would be really helpful.  I'm familiar with alpha channels and ...
  • Can you give me some details of the technique you used? John
  • Dreemer, Very creative!  When you merged the new background did you use a mask?  what blend mode did you use?  Any specifics you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  I like what you came up with.
  • kind of.. but the other way around.. I want to eliminate the light pollution on the left, not duplicate it on the right:), although your technique should work for the other side too.  Can you be a ...
  • Created discussions Photoshop retouching help...
    Was working on the following.. not my best effort, but it presented a lot of "learning opportunities" lol..  If you notice the sky at the horizon on the left vs the right, you can see that there ...
  • has anyone been able to verify whether this lens will autofocus using a 1.7 tc? John
  • I can tell you that if trying to merge merged HDR files into a pano in LR6 that it doesn't take many raw images (from a D810) to crash lightroom.  I think they mention in the release notes ...
  • A few different techniques to try out!  Thanks for the suggestions!
  • I'm familiar with the technique of generating luminosity masks and selecting one through which to apply an effect. However, I have seen descriptions of people who paint "through" a luminosity mask ...
  • Anyone have any tips for processing to print landscapes on metal (like at bay photo -  high gloss aluminum).  Do you do anything different in terms of sharpening, brightness, contrast, noise ...
  • One more question with your example above.. When you created the "Nik (merged)" stamp, did you just select the "Nik.." Layer group or does it also include the "Base Image" Stamp or group? John
  • Thank you, I think I understand now after reading this and playing around with it for a few minutes. The advantages of this workflow over putting everything in a smart object are easier masking ...
  • Very interesting workflow! I've never used stamping before. Is the only time you stamp so that you can pass the merged layers to nik?  why did you stamp before passing to sharpener? If you hadn't ...
  • The technique above worked very nicely, makes huge files, but that's to be expected with 36MP images and multiple layers i guess. Thank god for SSD drives and lots of RAM.  Thank you very much for ...
  • One more question...  Why am I doing this?  Why use adjustment layers instead of using camera raw? I have more flexibility with adjustment layers because I can use masking/blending where I need ...
  • Thank you!  I'll give those a look!
  • I'm not sure this will give me what I'm after, but I'll give it a try. It sounds like, however, that I wont be able to back and change the adjustment layers after merging them.
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