j9murphy

j9murphy

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

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  • 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.
  • The only problem I have with the above is that the adjustment layer changes are not visible in NIK when editing in Nik. I will give this a try tonight and see. Ideally, I would be able to apply ...
  • I must be missing something...  What is the proper way to use Photoshop adjustment layers in with Nik filters? If I open the image as a smart object and create adjustment layers on top, then open ...
  • I guess it's both encouraging and frustrating that you don't see the same problems:)  Although, I use the Nik tools and don't face the same issues that you do lol.  Calling on one and talking to ...
  • I just have perfect effects and it asks me that question when I choose 'edit in'.  I have been selecting PSD, 16bit, pro photo. John
  • Created discussions Perfect Effects 9... hmmmm
    Hi all, I downloaded a copy of Perfect Effects 9 to try out, and I admit I like the masking and layering tools that are built in, and I am able to get pleasing results with the tool, but I have two ...
  • Anyone have any tips/tricks for how they approach creative sharpening using Nik Sharpener Pro and the 3 controls it provides?
  • Created questions Output Sharpening Mysteries
    I’m pretty sure I understand the differences between pre-sharpening, creative sharpening, and output sharpening. However I struggle at the process to achieve the primary goal which I would define ...
  • yes, there tends to be a gap at the right end of the histogram
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