Making Picture Nicer.

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  1. siaskier

    siaskier Member

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    I usually duplicate the image and change the blending of the top one to hard light to make it nicer.
    Is it good?
     
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    That usually adds a ---- load of contrast.
     
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    }SoC{SainT Well-Known Member

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    Uses curves. I can explain how they work, if you want.



    Another option is to go to filter>sharpen>unsharp mask.

    Set the threshold to zero, the radius to max, and the amount to something low. You'll see your contrast increasing a lot. Find where you like the amount at and just click ok.



    Normally, you barely want to increase contrast. It might look good to you, but most will disagree.
     
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    Yeah I'd use curves or brightness/contrast like suggested above(or atleast lower the opacity of the hard light layer). The contrast can get really overbearing if you do it like you said.
     
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    If you start with a black > white gradient map, it doesn't add as much contrast, if you know what your doing.

    I use photo filters, gradient maps and blending options.
     

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