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Damien Symonds

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  1. Hi Donna, is this a new problem? I mean, has it been working ok in the past?
  2. Oh yeah, jpegs must not enter into this. I can't stress this enough. That vector text is crucial.
  3. The reason they say that stuff about text is to prevent problems with black text. But as far as I can tell from a quick skim, you don't have any black text anyway, so I think you'll be fine. Stick with your sRGB work. Please be sure to read this if you haven't already - it's vitally important.
  4. My first thought with a question like this is, do you have an entirely clear photo of the backdrop you can borrow from? Did you take any snaps of your setup without any subjects in front of it?
  5. Hi Jennifer, There's nothing wrong with the actual calibration, though, right? It's just this reminder thing?
  6. They'll change your life, I promise.
  7. Yep, that's what makes Image Processor completely foolproof. It is literally impossible for it to ever accidentally save over original files.
  8. Image Processor makes a "box" for your images to fit in. If you set it to 900x900, for example, it would make all the landscape images 900 wide, and all the portrait ones 900 high.
  9. There sure is. Do you need to watermark them too? Just to clarify, the 72dpi part is completely meaningless, you don't have to worry about that. Only the dimensions matter.
  10. I think this would be a task for Frequency Separation. I don't have any resources on it, but Google will find you some, and I'm going to move the post to the General Discussion area so that other people can suggest tutorials too.
  11. Hi Melissa, may I see a 100% crop of a particularly severe area?
  12. The trick is to simply make the height something crazy - like 4000 pixels, or whatever - in the Fit Image dialog. Let me know if that doesn't work, but I'm pretty sure that's it.
  13. Well, it's just after lunch, and it's really stinking hot here today, so it is very tempting!
  14. In the footer of the main site. But it's not necessarily, truly. I'm so grateful to you, and other people who have been quick to embrace the our new forum home.
  15. That should pass most scrutiny, don't you think?
  16. If you're creating the PDF file in Photoshop, this doesn't apply to you. Not to say it shouldn't - they have very good reasons for giving that advice. But you simply aren't able to do that in PS. May I see your design?
  17. Had a play: Let me know if you'd like to see the PSD file.
  18. Do no - repeat, DO NOT - try to fix it. The banding will be catastrophic. Only replace it.
  19. The solution I'm about to provide isn't perfect, I'm afraid. Some stripiness will remain. But it will be a heck of a lot better, and I hope you'll be satisfied with the improvement. First, duplicate the Background layer, and immediately run Filter>Noise>Despeckle. Then add a mask to that layer, but don't worry about masking anything yet. Then add a Channel Mixer adjustment layer, and immediately clip it (Ctrl Alt G) to the despeckled layer. Click the "Monochrome" button, then enter 0/80/20 for the three values (screenshot below). This will make the entire photo black-and-white, and importantly, remove all the worst striping from that area. Then return to the Despeckled layer, invert the mask to black, then zoom in and start carefully painting over the moire areas. Where you paint, you should see the worst of the little texture disappear, as well as the colour of course. Once you've done all that, evaluate how much you hate the stripes that remain. If you hate them badly enough, go to the Channel Mixer layer then add a new blank layer above it, and turn it into a dodge and burn layer (clip it to the others if you wish). The with a really low opacity brush, start dodging the worst of the remaining stripes, until your patience gives out and you run for the liquor cabinet. Can you show me how it turns out? Let me know if you have any problems following the instructions.
  20. Yay! So the first step is to make sure there is no sharpening being applied to your raw file. In the Detail panel, make sure the Sharpening Amount slider is at 0; and also click on the blue link at the bottom of ACR to make sure sharpening is set to "none" there. Then process the raw file and bring it into Photoshop again, and take another 100% crop for me.
  21. This is none of Adobe's business. It's a problem with your workflow, not for your workflow. If you want to take it up with someone, take it up with Microsoft. It's their program that can't see your files. I urge you to use Bridge for this purpose. Windows Viewer and other "dumb" programs can't handle the high-end stuff like this.
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