thanks you for the example YAMMER P.
Did you use the alt key for the BLACKS and WHITES in the main panel to see the limits for over- and underexposure?
How do you determine the amount CALRITY in the main panel.
How do you determine the amount DETAIL an MASKING in sharpness panel
How do you determine the amount LUMINANCE DETAIL in NOISE panel
Do you have any order for processing an image
For me...I think I know not enough of sliders like: CLARITY, DETAIL, MASKING, LUMINANCE DETAIL, LUMINANCE CONTRAST ...... especially when these are used together
maybe there are more suggestions?
I use the Alt-Blacks/Whites as a starting point, and then adjust by eye.
Clarity is a matter of taste. I avoid in with wide apertures, because it makes bokeh look awful (in which case, you can add it with a brush instead). As a rough guide, I add some to see if it enhances lost detail, and stop if it gets too contrasty - it also depends on what look you're going for.
Probably wrong, but I generally adjust Masking first, as it draws a line under what is sharpened before I start; Detail is usually a compromise between ... erm ... detail and noise. I keep it low if there are ladies in the photo ;-)
Luminance Detail I haven't really got the hang of yet, so I usually just increase it until I lose some of the smoothing; often it ends up 90–100%.
Camera Raw sliders are ordered to be operated start to finish, in a serial way. This doesn't mean you have to. It is a good idea to set White Balance and Exposure before everything else, but you need to consider which part of the image should be exposed correctly. In your image, the skaters should probably be exposed correctly. Bear in mind that poor lighting may create dark shadows, which will appear to make subjects look under exposed—fix this with Shadows instead of Exposure.
Thanks again Yammer P!
I will experiment with it.
But more suggestions from other people are welcome ... just to see how they do it.
Maybe someone knows a good video that shows (extensive) how to deal with CRARITY, SHARPNESS and NOISE together. Instead of an explanation of a single slider.
by the way: Is there a description of what each slider in ACR does exactly?
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Fred K. wrote:
Try Jeff Schewe's (and Bruce Fraser's) book: http://www.realworldcameraraw.com. Jeff is a regular in here.
OK....I will do. Tanks!
I'd recommend Schewe's newer book, The Digital Negative. Real World Camera Raw is a very useful title, but it doesn't cover the latest PV2012 sliders and so may do more harm than good for a new user of ACR 7 given how significantly things have changed.
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Achieving the right compromise between (de-)noise and sharpness is a personal preference. For your shot, I'd set Sharpness amount 40, Radius 1.0, Detail at default 50, but masking up to 60 (hold Alt key while dragging slider to see mask). You can easily go significantly higher with the luminosity denoising in the latest version of Camera RAW without serious penalty, if you so prefer. I like to add a bit of Noise from the Effects tab in Camera Raw to my denoised high ISO images. About 14/14/50 is my standard setting.
Ok, thanks you all.
Soon I get the book Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS5. This is the latest book in the library they have.
I suggested (the library) to purchase version CS6 and the book The Digital Negative.
It seems that they're going to do.
That is nice for a Dutch library.
So it is also available for other people.