Old 03-17-2010, 01:17 AM   #1
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Just wondering if there is anything that I can do to save this photo. Photo was rejected as Undersharpened (Soft). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:44 AM   #2
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Sharpen it a bit more and then resubmit.

Quality looks okay as it is, so becareful with the sharpening. Over use of the sharpen tool will eventually decrease the quality of the photo.

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Old 03-17-2010, 01:48 AM   #3
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Doesn't look undersharpened to me, rather, a bit oversharpened. I see zig zags in the rails on the left track, for example, the shiny parts.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:00 AM   #4
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OK,

I made a minor adjustment to the sharpening and have come up with the following image.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2341217...72989/sizes/o/
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:08 AM   #5
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Can anyone suggest a good starting point for unsharpen mask settings in Photoshop CS4. Right now I am using the following:

Amount: 100%
Radius: 1
Threshold: 3

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Looks about the same. It would help if you didn't delete the old one! But my guess is that the "minor adjustment" is too minor.

I like 80/0.6/0 for my final sharpening, but it does vary, that is my starting point and is usually good.
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OK,

I made a minor adjustment to the sharpening and have come up with the following image.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2341217...72989/sizes/o/
Unlevel. All the utility towers seem to be leaning to the left. The color looks a bit odd, too.
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Thank you for all of your help guys. The photo is now in the database and is my first on RP.net, hopefully my first of many more. It sure is a relief to get that first one accepted.

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congrats, welcome aboard!
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