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by Marpel
August 29th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Picture Window Support
Topic: Masking question
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Masking question

Funny enough, Jonathan, prior to reading your comment, I just spent the last hour or so using the spline tool on the petals of another couple flowers and it worked wonderfully (and you are bang on with the advice to click repeatedly between the control points). This tool has now become my favourite ...
by Marpel
August 28th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Picture Window Support
Topic: Masking question
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Masking question

Thanks, Jonathan, for the reply. It actually never occurred to me that the colour range had feather capabilities. When I read your reply, I gave it a try and found it a bit confusing as I could not immediately figure out how each slider of the H,S,and V components affect the resultant feathering of ...
by Marpel
August 28th, 2018, 1:39 am
Forum: Picture Window Support
Topic: Masking question
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Masking question

A PWP 7 question. I am trying to finesse some masks of flowers and other vegetation against various backgrounds (difference in colour, tone and sharpness). In the one I am currently working on, for the most part, a flower is mostly against a smooth, blurred background. When zoomed in significantly, ...
by Marpel
April 6th, 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: Picture Window Support
Topic: Seeking suggestions on best workflow
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Seeking suggestions on best workflow

I've never used the speck removal tool, so am unsure if it would work on these images as some of the birds that need to be cloned out are quite large (not a typical speck). The image dimensions are 6000 x 4000 and some of the birds (including extended wing/movement blur) are up to a fifth or sixth t...
by Marpel
April 6th, 2018, 8:16 pm
Forum: Picture Window Support
Topic: Seeking suggestions on best workflow
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Seeking suggestions on best workflow

Just wanted to add a quick follow-up and say Jonathan's suggested workflow has been working remarkably well. Of course, the downside is the number of images that I've had to do this on!!

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by Marpel
April 5th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Picture Window Support
Topic: Seeking suggestions on best workflow
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Seeking suggestions on best workflow

Holy smokes Jonathan, what a unique suggestion. Can't wait to play with this one.

Sort of figured I would have to do at least a little bit of the manual stuff for each image.

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by Marpel
April 4th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Picture Window Support
Topic: Seeking suggestions on best workflow
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Seeking suggestions on best workflow

First, I have been away from the computer and Internet for the last 1-2 weeks (5 year old grand-daughter visited from out-of-country so everything, I mean everything, else stopped until she recently departed), so just discovered the latest PWP8 news. Congrats to Jonathan, et al, (if there is an et a...
by Marpel
March 20th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Picture Window Tips
Topic: In praise of the Watercolor transform for more than watercolor effect
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: In praise of the Watercolor transform for more than watercolor effect

Charles2, I have used the Watercolor transform quite a bit over the last couple years and almost always use it with the dimensions at the same size rather than the default 2000 pixels, while also somewhat reducing the default 75% edge darkening slider. This results in a less "extreme" effect (for wh...
by Marpel
March 12th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Picture Window Support
Topic: 32 bit (Photoshop)
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: 32 bit (Photoshop)

Thanks for the information Jonathan.
by Marpel
March 11th, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Picture Window Support
Topic: 32 bit (Photoshop)
Replies: 4
Views: 682

32 bit (Photoshop)

I have traditionally used Nikon's proprietary software for it's raw files, an aftermarket image sharpening program, then used PWP on the resulting 16 bit/channel file in an attempt to get the best quality image. However, I recently read some comments from a photographer who praised the benefits of o...