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You should create your own custom profiles for the inverted lenses.


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I've tried Photoshopping a lot of high-res images from Google with a solid white and solid black background but it's just so very difficult to get a sharp crisp real image on a transparent background. I'm not sure I understand you correctly here, but the reason why these images have solid white or black backgrounds is to make it easy to add them on top ...


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What you need (if I understood correctly) is just a lot of contrast between background and your subject. There are a lot of tutorials on the internet about this. I suggest you take a look at the "composing" sections here and there on different websites. What I can really recommend are 2 options: A program that lets you "cut" quite precisely your subjects ...


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My thoughts are the easiest way to accomplish this would be a green screen...or a green table cloth. Place your food on the table cloth, get good and consistent lighting and fire away. At that point, you could just photoshop and replace the green with transparency. You might still have some shadows from under the place, but you can darken those. I'd also ...


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Just to see how well it would work, I had a go at removing the fence from your sample image. Don't get me wrong: prevention is way better than cure. I did this mainly for curiosity, and just in case you had an image that already had this issue and re-shooting was not a possibility. Before After Steps: I gave it an overall contrast boost. You can ...


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I think the metallic looks mainly comes from the dodge and burn technique. This video shows the technique well. How to Dodge & Burn in Photoshop by Elena Jasic. I tried to achieve the similar effects of the first image you provided. The left image is before any edits, and right image is after the edits. I hope this is the effects which you are trying to ...


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The single best thing you can do at recording/shooting time is to swap your 6500K (cool daylight) lights for tungsten-balanced (2800-3400K) lights. You'll still want a high CRI, of course, but taking the temperature down vastly increases the weight of the red end of the spectrum. We don't see differences in colour (hue and saturation) nearly as well as we ...


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I found this simple command with just rewrite all your gopro pics: mogrify -distort barrel "0 0 -0.3" *.JPG More information about imagemagick command can be found on http://www.imagemagick.org/script/command-line-options.php#distort The method Barrel has the following arguments: A B C [ D [ X , Y ] ] An explanation how to set this four ...


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My thoughts about smoothing out skin tones: Careful not to underexpose. You could probably expose a little bit hotter, putting the skin tones into the top third of the histogram where the S-curve starts to flatten more, being more flattering. Another thing, that image seems over-saturated, which isn't helping. Here's a quick fiddle I had just to see ...


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Shoot the person in the shade or on an overcast day and if you are using Lightroom you can use the clarity slider and sharpening slider to bring out the texture in the face. Personally, this looks like it is overdone.


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I suggest you take the photo (in RAW) with a neutral grey card, and use the card to set the white balance in Lightroom or whatever postprocessing software you use. Another thing to consider is that RAW processing can vary dramatically between the camera's jpg renderer and different software packages. I thought Capture One (free trial, IIRC) did a ...


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I'm a little picky on the use of the word "Effect" I would use the word "look". In my opinion the main things you see on that look are: Sharpness- If you zoom on the hair in the mustache you can see a white halo arround the black hair. That indicates me that it has somehow an exagerated sharpness filter. The local contrast- Local contrast is not the ...


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Is this a post-process filter or can you get this look by only playing with camera options? This sounds like you are only considering the photography side of this image. But there is very likely makeup involved, which plays a just as important role. Even if you know how the lights are set up and what gear to use, getting the same result certainly also ...


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The lighting is from the sides, which you can tell from the highlights on his face, and lack of catchlights in his eyes. The light brushing across the face from the sides creates shadows in all the pores and accentuates them (as opposed to front-on lighting, used in fashion shots, that fills the pores with light, removes shadows and hides them). Another ...


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is this what you wanted? done with gimp (loaded both images as layers, adjusted the size/position to match, dimmed the dark part of the pattern using "curves" and then subtracted the pattern layer from the photo)


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This don't answer your question regarding the use of Photoshop 6. But resolves your problem. Use a noise remover like this one: http://www.neatimage.com/ You can make a noise pattern profile of your camera and use it to remove noise taken is the same iso settings. There is a chance it can work as a plugin for photoshop. But you can use it as a standalone ...


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I once ran into the issue that LR considered new images as duplicates and refused to import them. This can happen if you replace a folder with images by some other folder with the same name containing image files with the same names. This, at least for me, resulted in very strange behavior like LR refusing to import the new images, but showing them in place ...


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I shoot horse shows.... I use a new catalog for every event, mainly due to keywording issues, but also for safety (so I don't accidentally make global changes to my entire library instead of just the folder I'm working.) But once I'm done actively working on the event it gets rolled into a master catalog for order fulfillment. There ARE speed issues with ...


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You can try this: http://www.granitebaysoftware.com/products/productgbd.aspx It claims to do what you need (Although I have no experience with it) by normalising a sequence as either an Adobe plugin (Premiere or After Effects) or as a standalone application.



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