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Steve Ireland
 

Adobe Photoshop 7


Two questions on Photoshop 7 :
1. When cropping I appreciate I will be adding noise the tighter the crop but at 300 dpi do I crop before I sharpen (usually by 100%) or after, or does this not matter ? What is the point where too much cropping will lose the clarity needed for an acceptable and sellable image ?
2. Is there a way to apply a change to multiple images ie sharpen, add a watermark such as 'proof' etc ?
Many thanks
Steve
Derbyshire,UK


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4/19/2006 3:37:32 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  "1. When cropping I appreciate I will be adding noise the tighter the crop but at 300 dpi do I crop before I sharpen (usually by 100%) or after, or does this not matter ?"

I've heard that sharpening should be the last thing you do, before uploading or printing.

"What is the point where too much cropping will lose the clarity needed for an acceptable and sellable image ?"

It all depends on what you start out with. If you start with an 8MP image, and you crop off half of the image, you're essentially down to a 4MP image, and so on. It also depends on how big you want to print. If you've got the 8MP pic, crop off half of it, the 4MP pic should be fine for 4x6s and maybe 5x7s.

"2. Is there a way to apply a change to multiple images ie sharpen, add a watermark such as 'proof' etc ?"

Yes, it's called Batch Processing(At least that's what it is in Elements). I know that you'll be able to use it to sharpen, but I'm not sure about adding a watermark.


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4/19/2006 6:16:59 PM

 
Slim Brady 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/1/2006
  just type the word "proof" over the photo and then reduce the opacity?

Sharpen is the last thing you should do


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4/19/2006 6:24:19 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  "just type the word "proof" over the photo and then reduce the opacity?"

If Steve is trying to doesn't know how to put a copyright mark on that would work. But, there was a thread a while back, that described in detail how to do it. It's long, but it's got some really good info. The ones they tell you how to do are also really nice and professional looking.

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=16904


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4/19/2006 6:36:53 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  Another good solid water mark is type over the photo, and throw just the default Bevel/Emboss on it. Now reduce the Fill on the layer to 0%.


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4/19/2006 6:37:41 PM

 
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