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Smooth, clean images

Discussion in 'Photoshop & Editing Chat Forum' started by Evertking, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Evertking

    Evertking Active Member

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    What is the secret to getting those glossy, smooth, clean images?? I really don't know how to put it into words. I know low iso helps but is there a trick in Photoshop??
    Greg Benz is a good example.
     
  2. JAH-WAR

    JAH-WAR Always on Premium Member

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    Why don’t you look at some of his tutorials on YouTube. You might find the answers you seek, he has loads of stuff on there.
     
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  3. Evertking

    Evertking Active Member

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    Thanks I try and have watched till my eyes have crossed but I will keep at it.
     
  4. Ramble Vision

    Ramble Vision Mountain Climber Super Moderator

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    its a combination of a few things. focus is the obvious start. little to no noise is also important so getting good exposure is important.

    then in post then its a matter of getting your tones nice and balanced, use dodging and burning to make the most of the light. this gives the shine. set levels or curves to get some contrast and again accentuate the light and shine more. re-size then sharpen the image gives it that final crisp clear look.

    so yes its not one thing really you have to capture a quality image then use the right tools in post production to add the polish. each of those steps I mentioned is a whole topic in itself though. So it will take time and practice. to get your self going in post production. look into levels and curves adjustments. then dodging and burning. these two things really help you get the most out of an image.
     
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  5. Snips

    Snips Always on

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    Ditto to above

    Check out this thread and especially post #40 but many of the other posts have great information too. Eunice's post was the first major turning point for me. I have had many tips and tricks given to me over the years but this was the biggest leap in my learning curve.
     
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  6. Evertking

    Evertking Active Member

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    Thank you so much.
     
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  7. Evertking

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    That seems like a read good conversation!
     
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  8. Snips

    Snips Always on

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    I was lucky - a) the forum was much more chatty back then and b) there were two of us who were really eager and our questions and comments kept being answered but in fairness to us, we did engage fully in the conversation. Both of us now photograph for our income but do cover very different areas of photography.

    We were also blessed with many excellent photographers who wanted to try and help out. We were also lucky (if that's the right word as it was hard work learning and we did really try to improve) but as we improved and it also encouraged people to continue to join in and try and help us on our journey.
     
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  9. Evertking

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    That is awesome. I dream about making money doing something I love. I have a strong desire to learn so maybe I will benefit from hanging out here.
     

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