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    I’m putting this up to perhaps provoke some discussion. I’m working on a talk to give to my Probus club on Photoshop. I’m going to be using a picture I took on the Trans Coastal.

    This is the RAW image that was taken by the camera.

    1-Raw

    This is the jpg image as processed by the camera.

    2-jpg

    This is my first processing of the RAW image probably using Elements 10.

    3-First

    This is the final processing of the RAW image using Elements 13.

    4-Second

    Fingers crossed that my editing has put the text and images where I want them.

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    Hi FruitBuns,

    Using you image from raw I have done the following in several bites.
    Method
    Using quick selection tool I have picked out dark/light areas seperately
    Next click on layer – new ajustment layer – levels
    Click OK on the pop up window which will give you access to the levels ajustment tool. Flatten each ajustment before moving to the next quick selection.
    There are most likely better ways to do it but his is mine

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    You will notice I have cloned out white patches that draw the eye away from the primary focal points

    #1637987
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    Thanks for that Doogie.

    My general method using a RAW file. Make adjustments in the RAW interface; use the White Balance eye dropper to get the temperature, then may be warm it up a bit. Move the exposure, usually down, to get the highlights right. Highlights to -50, shadows to +50. Clarity, vibrance and saturation to about +15.

    Open image into Elements. Enhance/Adjust Lighting/Shadow highlights, Darken Highlights to 25, midtone contrast to 25, see if Lighten Shadows at 35 needs any adjustment. Finish with Unsharp mask.

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    Thanks FruitBuns,

    I know little about how to use ajustments, mostly self taught, so I will have a go at your method.

    #1637989
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    I think of the basic method as using the old adage expose for the highlights. So adjust the exposure in camera raw for the highlights, then use the shadow/highlights to lighten the dark bits while leaving the highlights alone.

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    yes FB….thats perfect….well done.

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    Well I’ve been at the panoramas again. Would someone like to give the location of this one?

    Puzzle-1

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    #1638199
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    looks to me like its Banks Peninsular……

    #1638341
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    Two more from the same spot not on Banks Peninsular

    Puzzle-2

    Puzzle-3

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