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Basically you want to simulate the shallow depth of field you would get when photographing small objects. This can be done either with lens with tilt function (i.e. special purpose lens called either a tilt-shift or perspective control lens) or by selectively blurring an image in post. It's not hard to do, but there is something you need to ensure in the ...


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I would like to add my technique! Scan the photo once as usual. Rotate the photo 180% on the scanner and scan again. In Photoshop, un-rotate the second scan. Import it as a layer on top of the first scan. Auto-Align Layers using Photoshop command. Assign second scan 50% opacity to blend images together. This technique comes from observing that the ...


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If the lighting was asymmetrical and consistent between shots, then the lighting will be flipped as well and this might easily make the shot look simply awful or so awful its funny. This may not be appropriate for their brand.


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The textbook method is, as others mentioned, to suppress the texture in frequency space. I will explain how to find the correct filter, that you can basically do manually in ImageJ (freeware java app). When you open the program it is a strip of menu. The parts you need are: File Open Selection rectangle Edit Crop Process-> FFT -> FFT Process-> FFT -> ...


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If you want to just select an area click on the marquee tool in the toolbar. Once selected, you'll see a drop down at the top called Style with the default set to Normal. Select Fixed Size from the option and enter the values into the right boxes. Notice, with this option, dragging the mouse is no longer necessary as the box is a fixed size. You just need to ...


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In addition to the points Alex S made, you need to consider why they want RAW. There are several possible reasons: Bit depth as Alex S said. JPG suffers from compression artefacts which RAW doesn't. Blown up to exhibtion size these can jump out and ruin a print. Having the RAW file is often used as a proxy for having taken the photo, as RAWs aren't ...


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There are no hard and fast rules in art. You are free to follow your heart. If flipping some of the images assists in the symmetry of the final presentation, then go for it! Few if any will recognize their image was flipped. After all, they see a flipped image when they shave or put on makeup. Yes, the dressing, shaving, and makeup image in the mirror is ...


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You are asking two very different questions, because Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop of course do not have the same system requirements or use the same system resources. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Graphics Card: Lightroom does not currently utilize the GPU for performance improvements. It is outlined in the Lightroom documentation here. ...


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RAW is not (or minimally) processed image data from camera sensor. JPEG is processed image data. Typically, raw-files from modern cameras have 12-14-bit per pixel which means up to 16384 values (for more details see Michael Clark's comment). JPEG can have only 256 luminance values per RGB channel. This means that jpeg contains much less data than a ...


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Simply select and copy the screen/glare you want to overlay, and paste it to a new layer. Set the Blending Mode to Hard Light. Then paste in your product image in a new layer and place it underneath the glare layer (you will obviously need to do some jiggery pokery to fit this image onto the screen in the photo). Result:


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You can use Photoshop's Vanishing Point filter for this. It's easiest to use a 3D-capable version of Photoshop,¹ which I presume you have, since you haven't mentioned any other 3D software. There is an alternate path for those using a version of Photoshop that lacks the 3D features, which I will cover inline below. This technique works best with a ...


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Vibrance is used to saturate unsaturated colors more than already saturated colors, giving it a more even look. The image as a result is more vivid. Saturation is used to saturate all colors evenly no matter what their saturation level was before. This can over saturate image in some area. An example is below Vividness Original vs 0 % vivid. Notice the ...


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Since the noise is periodic, your best option is to Fourier-transform the image and filter out the specific spatial frequencies of the noise. This way you will preserve a lot more detail than with any gaussian-based filtering. I don't know whether Photoshop can do that, but here is an example using ImageMagick.


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To do this in Photoshop (Available in Photoshop Extended and later CC versions only): File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack Select all layers and use Edit > Auto Align to align them (if necessary) Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object Layer > Smart Objects > Stack Mode and choose Median This will compare pixels between all your images that you'...


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I can't believe no one suggested this yet: Just use the rectangular marquee to select what you want to crop down to, and COPY it to your clipboard. Then delete the entire layer and PASTE what you copied to a new layer. This is especially useful if the layer you're cropping is larger than the canvas, in which case the select-inverse technique is messy.


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you can download and use the Adobe Creative Suite Cleaner Tool to clear the errors in the uninstall.. Download from the following link and try that: http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cscleanertool.html Download and "Run as Administrator" and then restart your machine.


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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Nikon's own ViewNX, which will allow you to select all the images in a folder and batch convert them from .NEF to .JPG. The program is free, and came with the camera and if not, it can also be downloaded from the Nikon USA site Facebook upload is already integrated in ViewNX2. Here is a screenshot of a portion of the ...


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You can get rid of most of it in Lightroom/Camera Raw. Move the blacks/shadows sliders to the left. The fireworks are so bright they'll be at the other end of the histogram and largely unaffected. You could do this with levels or curves. At that point, your sky will be very black, so you can paint/mask out remaining smoke pretty easily It's possible ...


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Digital color works by separating light into three channels: red, green, and blue. This roughly mimics the way the human vision system creates the perception of color. Our vision system compensates inherently for different-colored light sources using environmental cues, but when you look at a digital or printed photograph, those cues aren't there, so we see ...


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Use a layer mask. Tutorials galore exist on the topic already, eg: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/masking-layers.html Straight from Adobe: You can add a mask to a layer and use the mask to hide portions of the layer and reveal the layers below. Masking layers is a valuable compositing technique for combining multiple photos into a single image or ...


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I don't have Photoshop, but there's an ancient open source project called refocus-it (for iterative refocus), which uses some of the same techniques as Photoshop's new-in-CS6 deblur feature. This should give better results than sharpening with unsharp mask or a high-pass filter. Below, I chose (after some experimentation) a radius of 3.1 and (since the image ...


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What I did in the end Thank you all for your suggestions and advice. You all really helped me decide what to do. Just to clarify, I wasn't aware that they wanted this before the shoot and they were very happy with the photos, they just wanted some taken from the opposite angle (with the subject turned to the right rather than to the left). In the end I ...


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So... I'm by no means an expert at this, but... Here's what I did with your image: Duplicate image layer Apply gaussian blur to new layer (mine was 2.9 pixels, adjust as you desire) Set new layer blending mode to luminosity and adjust opacity to suit Flatten the image Unsharp mask to taste. I used 72% with a radius of 5 and threshold of 4, but play with ...


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The skin is exactly the same in both images. It's your perception of the skin that is different based on the surrounding colors. Our eyes and brain have a remarkable ability to adapt to different lighting conditions. But when the surrounding conditions change our brains expect the things within those conditions to change as well. In this case, the ...


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The curves tool stretches or compresses ranges of input tones according to the line you draw. Because it represents a mapping, it's nonsensical for the line to go backwards horizontally — which means you can't possibly draw a "proper" S — you have to draw one that is tilted (that is, slanted) to the right. These examples are in grayscale because you can ...


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Do you still have access to the original photos? The best thing you can do is to put it on a copy stand with two lights on goosenecks and re-shoot with a good digital camera. You can play with the positions of the two lights to eliminate the texture. Other copy stand possibilities: use crossed polarizers -- one on the lights in one direction, one on the ...


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OK... I used to run a print shop so i think i qualify to answer this. Any print shop that can print 36x20 inhouse will be using a large format inkjet printer, id say Epson, HP or Canon. Assuming the printer is reasonably new (IE < 4 years) it will almost definitely use good inks - in Epson's case UltraChrome. IF the print shop uses a constant feed ink ...


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Here's a solution using python and opencv: This will crop all the faces it finds in the jpeg photos in whatever folder you run it in, with the padding specified by the left, right, top, bottom variables: import cv2 import sys import glob cascPath = "haarcascade_frontalface_default.xml" # Create the haar cascade faceCascade = cv2.CascadeClassifier(...


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This is motion blur caused by 'panning'. Ideally, you would use a tripod or monopod and track the car (panning) as it's moving with a relatively slow shutter speed. The background will blur as you move the camera, but the car will stay in focus as it's relative position with the camera hasn't changed. The slower your shutter speed the harder it will be to ...


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