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    Leaker for C&C

    I was sort of bored and decided to attempt to work on some more intricate PP skills where I am sorely lacking. I am trying to educate myself in photoshop but still find myself "fiddling" as opposed to seeing the photo and knowing the process needed. This is more post processing practice than an effort to create a wonderful image. Sages let me know where I went wrong on this leak from the kitchen faucet.

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    Leaker for C&C

    Post processing.

    Burned some highlights on the metal
    Cloned out a few reflectiones in the drip
    Layer 1 hard light at 50%
    Layer 2 hard light at 50% with a high pass at 2 pixels
    Bucubic sharpener used for reduction

    Frankly, I'm kind of stuck on grunging things up at the moment and have been overdoing adding too much noise, etc. in processing.

    Let me know what you think and feel free to throw your own edit at me.

    Thanks all!
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    Re: Leaker for C&C

    Hi Scott, nice sharp image! How was this lighted to get it looking so crisp?

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    Re: Leaker for C&C

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Hi Scott, nice sharp image! How was this lighted to get it looking so crisp?
    Thanks Frank. I used an off camera flash about 45 degrees to the left of the camera at 1/16 power.

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    Re: Leaker for C&C

    Hi Scott, Super! I think one thing I would try would be a second or third shot with the focus on the center of the nozzle and again at the back edge of the nozzle, then combine them. If you are using Photoshop, load the two or three images as Layers then in the Edit menu use Auto-Align Layers followed by Auto-Blend Layers to get a single image where the entire nozzle is in focus. Provided at least one of the three images has a clear shot of the water drop you should be good.

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