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Image ProcessingSmoothing Water After The Fact

Post-processing: Editing techniques, software, hardware and other resources. Chemical or digital.
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Re: Smoothing Water After The Fact

Post by Psjunkie »

I don't know exactly what you're after...but one way is to make a duplicate layer-convert to smart object-fliters-acr and use the negative clarity slider...then duplicate layer-smart object-acr-negative de-haze if you want a bit more foggish look and mask as needed....you don't have to convert to smart object but I sometimes find I want to adjust the acr settings a bit after I gt it back in Ps...course once you duplicate a layer that won't help with the previous layer....

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Post by Matt Quinn »

Minnie, I like the final result the most except for the hat/head of the rower. On a quick glance, it looked like he had lost it; there is greater contrast in the original between hat and water.. Can it be brought up somehow? Just my opinion.

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Post by minniev »

Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Minnie, I like the final result the most except for the hat/head of the rower. On a quick glance, it looked like he had lost it; there is greater contrast in the original between hat and water.. Can it be brought up somehow? Just my opinion.

You have the keenest eye for what surrounds you. Surprised you didn't try to change your reservations. Matt
I can probably paint more of the detail from the hat back in from the original. It’s one of those woven hats that are prevalent up there, and they reflect even in poor light, but they do have detail to work with.
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Post by pop511 »

Boat blend in 2nd version nicely done.
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Post by St3v3Murray »

minniev wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:18 pm
I had already packed my tripod for the flight home and saw this canoe on the way out of Alert Bay so getting two exposures and blending wasn't an option. I tried a little devious processing with Topaz Simplify to yeah, simplify the thing by getting rid of detail, then painting the canoe back in, along with some tree detail and spots of water detail in certain places. Is this worth pursuing? What do you do in such situations.
I respect the question, but I'm curious why you didn't stick with the image of the canoe? S-
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