retouching photo's

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by DELINDA, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. DELINDA macrumors regular

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    Is there a set procedure for retouching photo's ? I know it all depends on what is needed but What is the first thing that you do . Make a copy , yes , then what ? Doe's it matter if you set levels before color or contrast ? Can you just start anywhere or are there rules that must be followed first . Thanks for your help .
     
  2. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    I usually start by doing an auto-levels with 0% crop. This way nothing gets taken out of the image. Then it's curves, colour balance. I usually finish with noise removal if it's required (Neat Image), followed by an unsharp mask.

    I think everyone probably has their own routines.
     

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