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Offline phreedh

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Re: Lead Painters' League Photography
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2011, 01:49:52 PM »
I'll have to warm up my Photoshop and monkey with it to see if I can get a decent result.
There is a great feature in Photoshop which is very handy when cropping and resizing images. A quick google gave me this image to illustrate it with:


Open up your photo and select the cropping tool (circled red to the left).

Then enter the image dimensions in the toolbar below the menu bar. The fields in question are circled green in the image above. Type "800 px" in both the height and width fields and leave the resolution field blank (or type 100000, it doesn't matter really). Make sure to keep "px" in the editing field though!

Crop the image as usual, marking the area you want to keep by left-clicking and dragging. Double click in the marked area or hit enter for the crop to take effect and presto - one image with the correct dimensions (800 x 800 pixels). When saving, make sure to not save at max jpg quality (8 is usually allright).

Edit: Fixed the linked image.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 10:06:33 PM by phreedh »
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Re: Re: Lead Painters' League Photography
« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2011, 01:55:37 PM »
I'll have to warm up my Photoshop and monkey with it...

EVERY TIME I read this, I parse it as this:

I'll have to warm up my Photoshop monkey...
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Re: Lead Painters' League Photography
« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2011, 06:21:23 AM »
you need a minimum of three lights for eliminating unwished shadows. A lot of picture are made with frontal flashlight and there are unwished shadows or to bright colors.

I am using three lights. Main light, back light and fill. Back light is the equivalent of 200W, main 150 and fill 75. Manual Macro setting, ISO 100, shutter speed F 3,3, Custom White balance adjusted with a white paper.I am not sure what to do with the AutoFocus mode since I have no way to adjust it manually on the compact. There are three settings Center. Multi and Continous. Will photometry settings have any effects?

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Re: Lead Painters' League Photography
« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2011, 06:26:37 AM »
I am using three lights. Main light, back light and fill. Back light is the equivalent of 200W, main 150 and fill 75. Manual Macro setting, ISO 100, shutter speed F 3,3, Custom White balance adjusted with a white paper.I am not sure what to do with the AutoFocus mode since I have no way to adjust it manually on the compact. I quite often get an indicator (AF!) flashing that I can't focus on theobject I want.There are three settings Center. Multi and Continous. Will photometry settings have any effects?

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Re: Lead Painters' League Photography
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2011, 08:17:09 AM »
Cheers Redzed, they're great!!

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Re: Lead Painters' League Photography
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2011, 03:14:01 AM »
Some great advice in there Redzed. Quite a bit of which I could have used week one! :D
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Re: Lead Painters' League Photography
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2011, 08:26:49 AM »
copy and paste this for all your white balancing issues.

http://uk.lifehacker.com/#!5659324/use-an-18-gray-card-for-better-color-balance-in-your-photos


How to photoshop your figures

How to photoshop montages

How to make a $10 macro studio

I tried this on my Gordon Highlander stretcher bearer from R2:




While I am sure they have their uses I am not so sure I think they beat a plain paper back drop.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2011, 08:28:48 AM by Hammers »

 

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