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Everything posted by fwendly

  1. I hope that with your classes I am on the right track
  2. You mean teach someone to edit as I would?
  3. I had spinal surgery a little over a year ago. The sessions and subsequent hours at the computer editing take a huge toll on me. I was hoping to outsource some of my editing to save the wear and tear on my neck
  4. Any chance you have a list of Damien approved/taught retouchers to refer too lol
  5. That is what I thought. My edits vs hers. (and I know my skin needs work) Her blacks looks crushed, but it makes mine look flat in comparison.
  6. Hey Damien - not sure if this is the correct place to post. I am outsourcing a gallery and the retoucher edits in AdobeRGB (but can convert to srgb upon export). I know you always say Adobe RGB is a no no. Should I find a different retoucher ?
  7. I will give that a try, thank you!
  8. Would love some input on the best way to remove Dad's grass stains on his pants and possibly diminish the wrinkles in his shirt
  9. Thanks Damien. I figured as much. I have seen you work wonders on green and purple glares. Thank you for the reply. Enjoy your family time!
  10. Hey Damien. Finishing my last session of the year and of course I get terrible glare of Dad's glasses. Can I ask your recommendation for the best fix for this? Thanks a million. Hope you are enjoying time with family.
  11. I have never used the channel mixer before. It works amazingly... when you have Damien Symonds giving you the exact numbers you need lol
  12. No I have not done that yet. I was trying to get my raw processing on the right track
  13. Recalibrated. Images are a close match to prints. Tried the vivid workflow. Praying I am taking a step in the right direction and not 2 steps back. Thanks again
  14. So if I need to turn the screen's brightness down, then how do I handle it not meeting its lum target of 70 minimum. Sorry if I am missing something. I have been at this all day and cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. Thanks again
  15. OK thanks. I dad to up my brightness to 25 to get my lum in target range (78). AI put in all three overhead lights. I think my room is bright enough for my 10x10 space. I feel the color is acceptably close. Computer still seems brighter than my print. Any tips on how to proceed from here. Thanks so much!
  16. I lowered my brightness to 10. Lum target set to 80. When I attempt to calibrate my current value is 40, way shy of the 70 minimum. 😭
  17. Ok I will go lower on my brightness. Thanks Also I have the ability to custom set Kelvin numbers. Given how far off I am, is there any benefit in picking a number in between instead of the preset? I would assume I shouldn't introduce this variable?
  18. I tried to use my old Spyder 4Elite. When calibrating using your Spyder4Pro, current numbers achieved when set to 5000K and 6500K respectively were 5663 and 7612. I know you said you should achieve between 6-7000 or your monitor may need updating. I am using a new BenQ320 monitor. Are those numbers ok? If so do I proceed with calibrating at the 5000K present since it was closest? Also my brightness is already down to 15 and I still feel my prints are darker than my screen. Can I possibly have to go lower? Am I already too dark on your end? Thanks!
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