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Old 09-29-2016, 05:30 PM   #25
John West
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Originally Posted by KevinM View Post
One thing to bear in mind is that it is not just aggressive and indiscriminate use of the sliders that can make an image look "off" or even strange. Excessive selective edits can have the same effect. I personally try to avoid selective edits, if at all possible. Most of the stuff that I post is done just with global adjustments using sliders.:
Since Kevin is a skilled post processor, I hope selective edits don't get a bad rep. I use them all the time. Almost every image. But like so much else it is not how you do it, it is how much you do it, or perhaps how well you judge theresults. In a way it is like composition, you need to develop an eye for what works and what doesn't. And of course part of what works is a matter of personal style and preference. Some folks who post here have developed very distinctive styles and it is fun seeing how they interpret things.
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