A&P Digital soft focus action from Fred Meranda

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  1. :hsd: I know someone here has it... :x:
     
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    mojito New Member

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    yeah I do


    and no I won't give it out. Its only a couple bucks and that site doesn't even ask for support and issues tons of information
     
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    Pics of what it can do?
     
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    1. Open the photo.
    2. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.
    3. Set the radius to 4-10 pixels (use a high amount for hi-res images, low amount for low-res) and click OK.
    4. Go to Edit > Fade Gaussian Blur. (Note: This command is under the Filter menu in older Photoshop versions.)
    5. Set the fade opacity to 50%
    6. Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask.
    7. Experiment within the following ranges: Amount: 80-200, Radius: 2-5, Threshold: 10-15.

    I made a quick action using some basic settings http://www.wtfhost.com/userfiles/bosox/soft.atn

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    gotta love paying top end dollar and spending months researching sharp lenses only to then use a soft focus filter :o

    it will always look better when you do this sort of thing in front of the lens rather than in PP

    a tiffen warm soft level 1 or 2 is awesome
     
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    I have a Tiffen 812 warming filter.
    I use it when I use flash. Flash white balance setting isn't warm enough most of the time. :hs:
     
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    thats cause flash is one of the coolest color temperatures out there. That and open shade Can't get much bluer.

    warming i tend to do in PP or in the RAW conversion, just easier and don't lose and stops of light or risk filter imperfections. But thats just me. Diffusion really needs to be done in front of the lens though.

    take an old UV filter, spray hair spray in the air above it and let it fall down on it. Makes a decent diffusion filter
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    i don't know why people pay for this stuff
     
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    i bought a couple actionsshit a couple years ago. Made life easier. press one button instead of going through all that shit. Only one I use now is the frames, and once in a while the noise reducer

    I'd rather put money there for a actual product than here for useage.
     
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    :cool:
     

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