From: Peter Jason <pj@jostle.com>
Subject: Re: Photoshopping large groups.....
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From: Peter Jason <pj@jostle.com>
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Subject: Re: Photoshopping large groups.....
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On Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:22:13 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>On Jan 19, 2018, Peter Jason wrote
>(in article<0j356dpd2a2gmopk155n5gvbh9qqjemjok@4ax.com>):
>
>> ...of about 30 people, in sunshine with kids and dog, what is the best
>> sequence of treatment?
>
>A little more explanation on your part is needed:
>
>Are you actually using Photoshop?

I'm using PS6 photoshop.
>
>How much adjusting/editing experience do you have using Photoshop?

Not much.
>
>Is this a single image of a group, or is it a series of photos of groups of 
>people?

Here it is, a one-shot single group with the exposure adjusted to
-0.7.  Maybe -1.0 would have been better?
https://postimg.org/image/homnfil9h/

>>
>> 1/ Crop to 6 x 4 ratio (A4 approx)
>
>Leave resizing/cropping until you have finished with all but sharpening.
>>
>> 2/ Adjust levels,
>> 3/ Dodge &  burn pale/swarthy faces.
>
>If you must, but be careful, and do that work on seperate layers.
>>
>> 4/ Sharpen locally or totally.
>
>You will probably need to sharpen selectively, as over sharpening of faces is 
>not desirable.
>>
>> 5/ Annotate with text layer.
>> 6/ Vibrance.
>
>Why would you need vibrance?
>Just because it is available doesn