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Mary Burgy

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  1. Figured it out..... somehow the airbrush tool was clicked and it made the keyboard adjust to flow. I don't even know what it is used for....but the icon to the far right was clicked.
  2. Normally, I use my keyboard numbers to reduce brush opacity. For some reason, it is changing the FLOW instead of opacity.
  3. I edit with the lights on..... but feel I need to stock up on lamps for this room. My friend was saying she took classes and you are not supposed to edit in a bright room but I thought you had told me otherwise. No worries, I edit this way but want to go even brighter. Enjoy your family time! I will try and leave you alone some.....
  4. Do you have it bright when you edit too or just when you compare prints
  5. Okay - I have a lamp on and windows open and I can go brighter with my screen. It is odd that you make a room so bright when peoples house's don't look this bright. What watt bulbs do you use.... I have a chandelier with 5 and I feel like I need to go get some higher power if this is what is needed.
  6. Not going to lie... I haven't been keeping up with calibration. I have called the company to discuss it too. I am going to dig up some older prints tomorrow when I bring the lamp down and see. I may also ask them to reprint a few to confirm.
  7. I haven't done much with anything over the last year due to Zach being gone and the broken foot. I just got a print order back and wasn't happy with how they looked. So I then went in freak out mode b/c I have sessions to deliver.
  8. I guess I will bring a lamp down here tomorrow to try and add to the light. I am beyond frustrated...... I can't really open the windows b/c they are behind my computer and it doesn't work well to see the prints that way either. I just know I edited a lot today and now my pics don't look like what I thought....
  9. that helped... but my prints are still darker/more dense. I am concerned about the brightness part. Do I have to be above 70? I feel I push it more than I should to get it there when I shouldn't during the calibration
  10. Standard.... is that the issue. Should I pick wide?
  11. My prints are darker and skin is red. I have tried multiple times and each time yet again with different results. One of the generic display profiles kind of matches (Display P3). I don't understand. I feel like the machine is worthless.
  12. Okay... I want to cry. I just got the Spyder X and I still can't make it look like my prints. I have no clue what I am producing lately and am embarassed. What am I doing wrong?
  13. Okay - Called Prodpi again and got someone different. She told me to manually calibrate as that is what they do. It didn't involve looking at the prints though. This got me the closest I have been. Is there a downside to doing it this way? I wonder if I still need the Spyder that is on the way...... It's a series of screens where you drag a slider.....
  14. Okay. Calibrated again. It still isn’t right but if I go to proof settings and put monitor rgb it’s the closest I have been. However that works for my pics but the one someone else edited doesn’t need that. So how do I make my monitor look like the proof set up all the time. Have I done something wrong since her prints don’t require that? Pics coming next
  15. I am mortified right now and can't get it right. I ordered a new Spyder but need to edit today and tomorrow. The Spyder isn't getting me what I need and some of the settings are making my people turn red. I feel when I edit you would have told me if stuff looked like crap. I normally use CMYK... but when you call the lab they talk RGB. What should I be looking for to make sure folks don't look like tomatoes since currently I am lost and can't 'trust what I see. Every calibration produces diff results.
  16. Do you agree it is a wide gamut? Not sure if that would make a huge difference. I guess I will look at the cost of a new ones. Do you suggest a certain one now?
  17. Is there a chance my Spyder is too old? It is a Spyder 4 and it says it isn't fully optimized for my computer.... I have calibrated 3 times tonight and they are all vastly different. I have no clue what is correct.
  18. UGHHH... I just calibrated it at the lower brightness and as a wide gamut and now the computer looks horrible. Everything turned super red/pink. It says wide gamut but either the wide setting or the brightness of 30 messed something up. Suggestions?
  19. SOrry - Does Retina 5K mean it is a wide gamut? Sometimes I run it and it says it is normal. Now it says it appears to be wide gamut and is prompting me to change it.
  20. Okay I will calibrate now and then look in morning with some window light coming in. So frustrating! Thanks for your help.
  21. Well should I calibrate once more with my monitor on the 2 notch brightness and just leave it when it tells me to adjust it? Any reason that her pics would match better than mine? Her editing is a more muted/film look. I am in the right thin in ACR too I believe. If we are sure PS can't mess it up after the ACR step
  22. It's a house.... I don't have additional lights in here. Most houses don't have as much light as indirect sunlight. I can look in the daylight tomorrow and open windows. However, it is odd that the other girls pics match. My pics seem to print super saturated and faces look red.
  23. Yes - I have 5 white light bulbs in there. What is interesting now is I also printed a pic that someone else edited. If I put the monitor back on 3 notches, it matches her work pretty decently. adding photos from my phone next
  24. okay... I was just seeing if there was any way they would look similar. SO what now? I had my monitor on 4 notches before... now I am on two. The pics still don't look the same and I don't think I can edit on a monitor any darker. Do I calibrate again and just leave it on 2 notches (or maybe even 1 which seems so dark to me) and see what happens (even though it isn't in the range)?
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