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nldunne
07-04-07, 14:40
After doing the image at 1200 dpi, I tried to 'Gamma' my screen to match the accuracy of the Grey Card and White Jacket to the illustrations in my Grey Card Instruction sheet as accurately as I am humanly able. I let the skin tones go where they will.

As a result, I feel it did work out quite well and I am able to see my images better. Another point with this is - I try to sit back from the P C screen at the same ratio of image to me as I would use in an European Art Gallery to see the whole image - not just the brush strokes being up close.

Norm D

nldunne
14-04-07, 12:54
For those who may be interested, I did this image - basing it on a 2 page spread of a painting reproduction by SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS.

Using the CONTRAST TOOL, instead of the LEVELS TOOL, I received a warmer tone overall. (The first image was done with LEVELS TOOL and gave a slightly cooler type image on my screen). Also, I worked the SHARPNESS TOOL slider control to bring in a slightly softer appearance to the face. I like how this took away some of the facial imperfections of the original a bit as well as reduce noise when I enlarge the canvas a good bit.

As the original was at 1200 dpi, I did this one at the same size.

Norm D

inacar
15-04-07, 16:02
Norm, over my monitor the first one has a better look to me. The white jacket is where I notice too much bleed over in the second pic.

nldunne
15-04-07, 16:38
Inacar

First - what area has the bleed over? I am not sure what you mean here.
Second - what I do for all images is - like I would for a painting in a gallery in Europe. Based on the same ratio of distance to painting size, I would sit back 4 to 6 feet - at least - from the P C screen. That way I do not see the flaws and can better assess the image than if I was up close where pixels show, and other flaws.

I do not study brush strokes in a painting, so why should I count pixels or...........in an image on here?

Best Wishes.

Norm D

inacar
15-04-07, 19:03
Sorry Norm, I didn't mean to rain on your parade.