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Susan Jane Allen
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something strange in CS4


I was getting near the end of editing a pic and when I happened to click on the top of the image to move it, it suddenly appeared much sharper and clearer, but when I let go of the cursor, it returned to its former self. A note on some of what I had done in the editing: I had used a saturating technique where I created a layer, blurred it, did my saturation and then blended with colours. I then flattened the image. I also applied a very light poster edges at one point. I also sharpened selected areas of the image with smart sharpen in Lab color. And I also used Noise Ninja on the parts of the image that I had not sharpened. I am totally mystified--no sharpening, nothing I do can reproduce what happens to the image (and I like what happens to it!) when I grab the top of it and move it, but when I let go of the cursor, it returns to a much less sharp image! Does anyone know what's going on????


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2/11/2011 12:12:12 PM

 
Rainer and Simone Hoffmann   Hi Susan,

the effect you are experiencing is probably due to a not so very fast graphics card. When you move the picture it cannot be displayed at full resolution i.e. while moving it, the picture will appear "pixelated". The moment you let go of the curser, it will be displayed at full resolution again.

There is an filter that you could use to replicate this effect: >Filter >Pixelate > Mosaic, the play around with the parameter "Cell Size".

Hope this helps

Rainer


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2/16/2011 7:35:26 AM

 
Susan Jane Allen
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  Hi! Thanks for the comment! But actually, I have a new very fast graphics card and what happens to the image while moving it IS actually what it really looks like (outside of CS4) After some searching online, I found out that this is a flaw in CS4 that sometimes occurs when blending with colors.


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2/16/2011 8:00:30 AM

 
Susan Jane Allen
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  No, it's not, arggggg! Can't figure out WHAT'S happening! Going to start a new thread with a new question that might give some answers.


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2/18/2011 6:44:48 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/27/2010
  I now have CS5 and haven't had any like problems with it. However, just a thought, have you updated CS4 recently? Could give it a try.


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2/18/2011 11:28:08 AM

 
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