Can you sharpen this picture?

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carlie1 New Member • Posts: 19
Can you sharpen this picture?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39204337@N08/3946417478/

I took some pics for a friend for her upcoming wedding and this is the one she choose to have made into an 8x10. It is blurry if anyone can help sharpen it I would most greatly appreciate it. He looks as if he also has a smirk on his face can anyone correct that?

Priscilla Messinger Senior Member • Posts: 2,992
Re: My try

Picture is too small to do much. I cropped & brightened it.

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Glenn_Sydney Senior Member • Posts: 1,449
Re: Can you sharpen this picture?

two versions.

carlie1 wrote:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39204337@N08/3946417478/

I took some pics for a friend for her upcoming wedding and this is the one she choose to have made into an 8x10. It is blurry if anyone can help sharpen it I would most greatly appreciate it. He looks as if he also has a smirk on his face can anyone correct that?

James Kay Senior Member • Posts: 1,373
My try at it...

Didn't even try to fix the smirk but....

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WineO Veteran Member • Posts: 4,321
Re: Can you sharpen this picture?

The picture you posted is too small to warrant much time spent on it. Post a larger version if you want to see a good results. Here is a quick thought from me - how about what I call negative sharpening.
Claude

OP carlie1 New Member • Posts: 19
Re: Can you sharpen this picture?

James Cafferty Veteran Member • Posts: 5,364
Re: Can you sharpen this picture?

If you don't like the changes I made - let me know and I will delete the picture from my smugmug site.

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RayGuselli
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Another take

Blurred bg and sharpened subject to add to dof.

Would also suggest you crop from the top.

Ray

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twomoocows Regular Member • Posts: 197
Re: Can you sharpen this picture?

Here's my very quick try. Really difficult with such a low res file though. Some shadow/highlight, a slight liquify on the smile and butt (hope that's ok), some dodging and a little sharpen (not much). Needs a little more work on the skintones though. It may be a little saturated, what do you think?

For info, fill flash would have made this much easier, but I'm sure you already knew that. Enjoy.

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Re: My humble try
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imqqmi Veteran Member • Posts: 8,631
Re: Can you sharpen this picture?

The image is too small to judge sharpness, please post the full size.

I've blurred background, sharpened the couple, corrected WB and tone:

carlie1 wrote:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39204337@N08/3946417478/

I took some pics for a friend for her upcoming wedding and this is the one she choose to have made into an 8x10. It is blurry if anyone can help sharpen it I would most greatly appreciate it. He looks as if he also has a smirk on his face can anyone correct that?

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AllanW Senior Member • Posts: 1,286
Here you go!

Sharpened, fixed BG, curves and colour cast.

Chers
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RayGuselli
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Cropped, resized and framed

I went for the crop as I suggested above and also removed some of the image to the right to provide a balanced image. Sharpened couple and blurred bg for dof

Hope this is ok

Best wishes

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Focus Photoeditor User Senior Member • Posts: 1,022
Re: Can you sharpen this picture?

two versions:

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Re: Here you go! - Let's go further...

AllanW wrote:

Sharpened, fixed BG, curves and colour cast.

Super job Allan, beautiful rendering of lighting and scene.

I just worked on your version on the smirk and one or two other minor adjustments (I hope you don't mind. You keep the copyright!...)

My version (based on Allan's)

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OP carlie1 New Member • Posts: 19
Re: Can you sharpen this picture?

Thanks for all the help. You guys are amazing!! You all did a super job!!!!!

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