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    Sharpening and noise reduction C&C

    Previously posted version:
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    After "to sharpen or not to sharpen thread" and article on layer masks.
    Sharpening and noise reduction C&C

    On the second one, I made a selection of the edges, sharpened the edges, inverted the selection and reduced noise. The pic was taken at an 800 ISO.

    According to this article:
    http://graphicssoft.about.com/gi/o.h...ure/12189.html

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    Re: Sharpening and noise reduction C&C

    I like what you did on the 2nd image, Tim. I think you did it just right.

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    Re: Sharpening and noise reduction C&C

    Yep, I would say it is much improved.

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    Re: Sharpening and noise reduction C&C

    Nice work Tim. You can see the benefits of some PP.

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    Re: Sharpening and noise reduction C&C

    Hi Tim, that is better.

    Messing with nature, might I suggest that you clone out one of the rear upper birds, making it a composition of 3?

    Sharpening and noise reduction C&C
    I think the sharpness and wing shape says 'keep the lower of the pair', but positioning says 'keep the upper position', so you could clone the lower one over the upper one. A bit like this (done from the softer original)

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    I dunno, is it better?
    I think I maybe put it 'half a bird' too high in the frame

    Cheers,

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    Re: Sharpening and noise reduction C&C

    Dave, You just opened a new can of worms now Since it was on automatic shutter while I was shooting, I have a couple dozen ducks to choose from, and a very cool set of splashes on the surface in one, but the ducks are sort of tangled....

    I have a project now.

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    Re: Sharpening and noise reduction C&C

    If I may impose once again...
    I made this mask to focus the sharpening, but the way I used it was to select each duck outline with the magic wand, then hide the mask, and use the selection on the lower layer to focus the sharpening. Isn't there a way to just load the mask as a selection path or something?

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