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  1. #1
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    Don I tried your trick

    Don I tried your trick and don't see any change. Here are the two what do you think??

    Original




    Fixed

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

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    Cool I know it works ...

    Okay ... here's your original
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    My technique
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    My technique on steroids
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    My technique on steroids w sharpening
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    Then some real out there filtration
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    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-04-2008 at 09:43 PM.
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    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
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  3. #3
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    They look good. So I messed it up. I will try again later.
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  4. #4
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    It takes time ... experiment.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #5
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    After you invert and apply the filter you just have to invert it back again right???
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  6. #6
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    Uh, no ... you're done after the inverse correction is made.

    The invert is just to capture all the area outside the subject you've outlined ... to the border. Then you give that area the gaussian blur effect.

    It should be done on the background layer, not an "adjustment" layer. If you do try to do it on an adjustment layer, it will have no effect.

    Then SAVE the file to something other than the original filename.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-04-2008 at 09:57 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    After I allpied the filter the image still looked inversed so I changed it back. I will try later.
    Thanks Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    Red face Review ...

    Frank,

    Just to be clear about this ...

    "Inverse" is a selection option:
    Under the Select Menu

    All
    Deselect
    ...
    Inverse
    <---

    Reviewing my earlier posted instruction:
    1. You select the subject with the "Polygonal Lasso Tool." This is a delicate operation and should not be hurried, in order to make precise outlines.
    2. You carefully outline your subject (keep it as close as 200% (maybe 300%) will get you.) and then, when you have that subject plane entirely outlined ...
    3. Go to the "Select" menu item
    4. Choose "Inverse"
    5. You then go to the "Filter" menu item ... "Blur" - "Gaussian Blur" - radius: 2.0 (vary for intensity) - and "OK".


    Suddenly, the background is now bokeh'd.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-05-2008 at 02:51 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  9. #9
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    I will give it a try again.
    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    Talking That ol' Black Magic ...

    Hey, I'm not doing anything magical, here ...

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    it just looks that way.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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