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I'm sorry, I wasn't sure where to ask this since I can't leave comments on the tutorials. I did read your "sharpening for web" as well as some of the things you wrote about the unsharp mask. Do you have any advice for recommended unsharp mask numbers specifically for FB, INSTAGRAM, vs sending a copy to a family member via email. Is it better to go easy with sharpening for social media or is higher sharpening needed for those places? I sharpened using your guidelines and it looks great to me on my computer and even if I send to my phone or email, but then when I post to social media I see horrible halos (I think that is what it's called/too much sharpening). Would this mean the sharpening numbers are appropriate for sending via email but I need to lower the threshold for instagram and facebook? Would your sharpening for print class help me get a grasp on how to sharpen better for digital, or is it strictly to help with for prints. 

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9 minutes ago, AmandaNicole said:

when I post to social media I see horrible halos

Are you certain you resized them correctly before sharpening?

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I cropped to a 4:5 for both instagram and facebook and then instagram i did 1080px and facebook I did 2048px. After I sharpened them, before posting I zoomed in and it looked great to me. Then when zooming in a little on social media, it looks not as sharp. Not blurry, just not like it should? Which I'm totally guessing, but thinking I sharpened too much making it look like that. I have posted soft or noisy photos (prior to taking your classes of course) and the quality didn't drastically change once uploaded. Which is why I don't think this is social media just degrading the quality, I am clearly just doing something wrong. 

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What the hell???  You posted that photo without my approval?  With your cheek looking like that?

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eeek 😳 I guess I should worry about my editing first! Lesson learned.

I will be patient and finish the classes. Is start to finish editing covered somewhere in one of the classes? I jumped into trying to edit skin and clone/heal while in the b&w levels because on the order of editing I saw that needed to be done before levels. Should I learn how to do that properly now, or hold off and continue doing levels without doing any of that?

And for future reference, would the cheek be the paint on some skin method?

Thanks Damien!

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5 hours ago, AmandaNicole said:

And for future reference, would the cheek be the paint on some skin method?

What???

No, of course not.  You shouldn't have edited it to look like that!

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