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Cincy Bruce wrote:
Thanks Conrad.

Bruce






Anytime Bruce!



Feb 15, 2013 at 08:12 AM
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randysc wrote:
Awesome Tutorial Conrad, thank you for sharing this lightroom workflow. Can't wait to try it out. Did you get tired of editing my RAW files

Thanks buddy,

Randy





Hahaha! NO man I never get tired of PPing!



Feb 15, 2013 at 08:12 AM
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Holy Smoke, that looks like a lot of work Conrad! Guess if you get in a routine it doesn't take long. I tend to do some pretty simplistic stuff only. May be time to raise my game. Now I just need some decent images to do it with. Thank you sir!


Feb 15, 2013 at 08:47 AM
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KCollett wrote:
Holy Smoke, that looks like a lot of work Conrad! Guess if you get in a routine it doesn't take long. I tend to do some pretty simplistic stuff only. May be time to raise my game. Now I just need some decent images to do it with. Thank you sir!






This whole process takes me 4 minutes or so. Its not bad when you get the feel of it my friend.



Feb 15, 2013 at 09:41 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · An Informal Tutorial II


Thanks for putting this up CT, I'm sure some will get a huge benefit from it.

Tim



Feb 15, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · An Informal Tutorial II


What a great tutorial Conrad, thank you for sharing this info with us.

Marcelo



Feb 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · An Informal Tutorial II


Lovely tutorial Conrad. I just need to learn how to focus correctly first and then I am all set to try this

Do you happen to have a How-To for that ?



Feb 15, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · An Informal Tutorial II


Conrad,

Thank you so much, man. This is invaluable info for beginners like me. It's incredibly generous of you to put this together and post it to the masses for free. I found this to be very clear, easy to understand, and extremely informative- but not too advanced either. A perfect blend.

I've got a lot of re-processing ahead of me this weekend!

Charlie



Feb 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · An Informal Tutorial II


It sure amazes me how many ways there are to get to the right answer

Since you can't go out to shoot you should be sharing all your 'secret' spots so we can dazzle you with BIF's!

My work flow in no resembles this But I did pick up a few tips and I might just see if I can follow directions and do one up with your method

so how is the bedroom blind bird feeder set up going??

Take care my friend........
Karl



Feb 15, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · An Informal Tutorial II


Thank for sharing, Conrad.
It's always good to see other workflows. Cool!
Chris



Feb 15, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · An Informal Tutorial II


Nice-thanks for the share!


Feb 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · An Informal Tutorial II


You did a great job putting together this tutorial, Conrad. It is easy to follow and many people will benefit from your work.
Since you asked I just would like to elaborate more on LAB sharpening based on what I know.
LAB sharpening is a very specialized sharpening method and comes handy when you get some color shifts after sharpening (mainly you get some desaturation of the colors), which is very rare to happen, even more so to spot it.
So, with the LAB method by choosing the Lightness channel, you are just sharpening the luminosity of the photo, since the luminance is held in the Lightness channel. The color is held in the a and b channels that in this case are turned Off. This way you avoid any color shift that may happen with a normal sharpening adjustment.
However you can achieve the same result with a normal sharpening layer, w/o changing the color mode, by just changing the BLEND MODE of the sharpening layer to "Luminosity". This way you are just sharpening the luminosity of the photo, as in LAB, w/o going through all the steps of changing twice the color mode of the image
PS offers many different ways to do the same thing, so it is just what works for you that matters.
I don't think it has anything to do with the halos you get with sharpening, but, again, it is just a matter of what works for you
Again, great tutorial! Thanks for sharing this with us
Socrate

Edited on Feb 15, 2013 at 12:02 PM · View previous versions



Feb 15, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · An Informal Tutorial II


Thanks for your tutorial, Conrad. I have downloaded to my tablet so I can read over and over.

- Tam



Feb 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · An Informal Tutorial II


Thanks for the great tutorial. There is another way of applying Smart Sharpen without converting to Lab Color and back again. Apply Smart Sharpen to your image then go Edit > Fade Smart Sharpen, and for Mode, scroll down to Luminosity. This does the same thing, but is just faster for me.

I did read a few years ago why it gives better results than applying to the normal image, but I can't remember why.

Tony



Feb 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · An Informal Tutorial II


Great tutorial Conrad! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely try to incorporate some of these ideas.

Art



Feb 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · An Informal Tutorial II


Luminosity Sharpening:

http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/photo-and-graphic-manipulation/9780321718174/sharpen-your-teeth-sharpening-techniques/ch11lev1sec2

What Socrate was talking about.



Feb 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · An Informal Tutorial II


Conrad:
Great Contribution. Thank you for your time, effort and sharing your knowledge!!



Feb 15, 2013 at 03:15 PM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · An Informal Tutorial II


Good info and nice of you to take the time to put this together and share with us. You are a good man Conrad.
I noticed you left out a step or two after #36....how to get rid of the red and /or blue! Maybe more just a reminder because some of us still forget to do it.

Thanks again.

Leo



Feb 15, 2013 at 03:22 PM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · An Informal Tutorial II


Nice one Conrad!

Howard



Feb 15, 2013 at 04:01 PM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · An Informal Tutorial II


Thanks Conrad, your steps are pretty much the same as mine. I'll try the LAB sharpening. It's something I intended to use, thanks for reminding me.


Feb 15, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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