Started by JackR, March 04, 2015, 02:23:45 PM
Quote from: Mhayes on March 04, 2015, 06:01:39 PMLet me first say I am not being arrogant or argumentative...I have been using PS since Photoshop4 (not CS4)...I knew about the 300ppi and srgb and made sure it was that...Hi JackR,Yes, I have lots of thoughts. It would make it so much easierto judge your work if the photo was embedded into the post rather than links to follow to another site. It may sound picky, but when you get multiple posts and multiple links; it becomes very hard to follow the progress when they aren't on the same page. I do not use flickr, so I can't tell you how to embed a link so that it shows up on the post. I will let another volunteer that is familiar with flickr. Personally I like photobucket. Also, remember not to move your links or photo as it no longer show your wip and make the discussion worthless.I used flickr because that is where AI have an account, and followed a post found in forums how to list them...I will see about embedding...Yes, this photo is pixelated and it is a very old Polaroid taken in 1973. The other problem is that all of these photos came from a lady in Colorado whose house was flooded and she had to find a way to get a copy of the photos to us. She had them scanned at a FedEx office and instead of one photo to a page, there were as many as 6 to a page. Then the pages were uploaded to me as PDF. I had to go in and crop each one and then upload to PhotoShelter. This photo is not typical of all the others, but I'm sure it will crop up on other photos. Also, having such a small photo makes it hard to work with.When I went to flickr to download your original and WIP; they open in Photoshop as a Raw file. I know this gives you lots of whistles and bells to work with, but personally I do not like to see a jpg that was NEVER a RAW file turned into one. Once you tinker with the settings, it is adios to the original. Here are some a few problems that I don't think you maybe aware of by using Raw: Actuall they are not raw files, still jpeg depending your preferences they can open in ACR automatically...1. Your sRGB jpg that was originally 3 x 4 a 300 ppi is now a Adobe RGB at 3.75 x 3.75 @ 240 ppi (that is the default). You may work in Adobe RGB but the color mode must be changed to sRGB for the printer.I went and d/l the file from flickr just to make sure and it did open in PS (not ACR) as srgb and 3x3 at 300 ppi...you know you can stop it from opening jpegs in acr in the camera raw preferences in Photoshop...2. Volunteers like to download your before and after and when it opens in Raw, they need to be careful to hit the "Default" and not the "Auto." Since I have the original on file I opened it up and played with it. I first tried to find Neutral gray and that wasn't easy. When I found one close I did a Curves Adjustment and clicked the eye dropper for neutral gray. Since the white border was intact; I click the white eye dropper on it. I did not use the black eye dropper as it changed the photo for the worse.I will show examples as soon as I can that may explain better what I am talking about. One other thing is that when I went into channels, the green channel had the best information and the blue channel was the most pixelatedI will take a look at the channels...Feel free to turn this one in or stick with us and we will give you tips that may or may not help. Don't feel discouraged because with practice you will discover what works.Margie
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