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Damien Symonds

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  1. That's odd, I've never even heard of such a thing. Did you buy new?
  2. Please come back, @rswannabe! How did you go with this?
  3. Hi @Graphical, Let's rule out the obvious stuff first. Have you tried running the calibrator on another computer (either Mac or PC, doesn't matter) to make sure it works there?
  4. Of course you don't crop during editing (with photobooks OR regular prints). Edit the whole photo at its full size as usual, then only resize and sharpen when you're ready for the book.
  5. https://www.damiensymonds.net/2014/03/how-aggressively-can-i-crop.html
  6. As long as the focus was perfect, and you don't need to crop them for composition, you'll be fine. But you'll need to be utterly ruthless when culling for focus. If it's remotely soft, it's gone. Now's the time to take the Bridge Class.
  7. Or this one? There are a lot of these programs out there.
  8. Not HDR, but certainly some kind of tonemapping. Maybe something like Lucis Pro?
  9. In cases where you can't find any blend modes that you like, you'll need to use Advanced Levels.
  10. What I've found is that you need to vary the blend mode of the Solid Color layers for various purposes. Sometimes "Color", sometimes "Multiply", sometimes "Soft Light" etc.
  11. Yes, I know, I already told you. You do it at 100%, then lower the opacity of the whole layer. Or, in the Masks panel, lower the Density slider of the mask. I need you to tell me exactly what you're trying to achieve with a specific photo.
  12. You need to tell me exactly what you're aiming to achieve, and I'll tell you how to do it.
  13. If you need a layer to be at exactly 40% opacity, you mask it at 100% then lower the layer opacity.
  14. No, sorry mate, it doesn't work that way. You literally should NEVER be using a brush opacity of 40%. Show me what you're working on.
  15. It's just practice. Looking at lots and lots of photos.
  16. It's not ideal, but if you're desperate to use it, it'll pass just.
  17. While it's not perfect, it's passable.
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