I understand all of this except for the role of Focus Magic. But I
don't recall the image well enough to know if it needed focus help.
On 11/19/2011 11:35 PM, Moose wrote:
> On 11/19/2011 5:54 AM, Chuck Norcutt wrote:
>> I'm interested in Moose's answer too. In the interim I'm going to guess
>> lots of LCE (local contrast enhancement) or clarity/vibrance/saturation
>> controls if done in ACR. But the hard part is the mask that kept the
>> adjustments away from the background.
> Everything done in PS, converted immediately to 16 bit. Although I do use ACR
> on original out of camera JPEGs from the
> WB650, I almost never use it on web posted JPEGs.
> Masking wasn't difficult with this subject. The Quick Selection tool did a
> fine job on the body/wings that I fine tuned
> on the antennae at larger than 100%, just a few moments.
> Order of layers, bottom to top:
> NeatImage, settings adjusted by eye, i.e. not defaults.
> Focus Magic OOF, 3 pixel radius (Quite high for such a small image. This and
> all later layers masked to insect alone.)
> Focus Magic OOF, 1 pixel radius
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