PHOTOSHOP WORKFLOW:  (each step requires closing & reopening file)
        PS Desk Top:     HISTOGRAM / HISTORY / LAYERS / OPTIONS / TOOLS
        Dell Monitor     Brightness / Contrast:  5/50
        Dimensions:     10x14  (450x630)  /  10x10  (450x450)  /  7.5x16
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1

  SAVE as TIFF:

  SPOT:

  STRAIGHTEN:

  CROP:

  COMPRESS: 

  - file ... save as ... tiff  (no compression)

  - Use PS CLONE TOOL

  - Eye drop / measure tool...drag ruler...image...rotate...arbitrary

  - Perspectives: 10" x 14" horiz./vert. / 7.5 x 16 stitched images / 10" x 10" sq.

  - SELECT ... ALL  /  EDIT ... FREE TRANSFORM  /  pull or squeeze  /  enter  /  crop

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2

  DODGE / BURN:

   

  SHADOW / BALANCE:

  

  - Use CURVES:  (image...adj...curves...bend curve) (history brush to spot)

         (curves changes color): Click HISTORY BRUSH... Mode > Luminosity

  - Image ... adjust ... SHADOW / HIGHLIGHT... SHADOW slider (50)...OK

  - Image ... adjust ....PICTOGRAPHICS I-CORRECT ... OK

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3

  HIGH PASS:

  NOISE REDUCTION:

  - Filter ... other ... HIGH PASS ... HARD LIGHT ... OK

  - Filter ... IMAGENOMIC NOISEWARE ... OK

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4

    opt:  HIGH LIGHT

    opt:  BLOWOUT

  - 1)  Select subject with PS Magic Lasso Tool ... TOPAZ ADJUST 4 ... select FILTER

  - 2)  (repair blowout): IMAGE...ADJUST...LEVELS...Output white value: 245

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5

  SHARPEN:

  BRIGHT / CONTRAST

  - Layer ... dup layer ... filter... NIK SHARPENER ... opacity (50%) ...flatten  (history tool)

  - Image ... adjust ... BRIGHTNESS & CONTRAST... CONTRAST slider (8)...OK

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7

  STRUCTURE

: - Filter ...  NIK VIVESA: ... OK

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8

  HUE & SAT

  POLARIZER

  PHOTO POP

: - Image...adjust...HUE & SAT...edit: select color...sliders...OK

  - Layer...dup layer...filter...POLARIZER ... adj opacity ...flatten... OK

  - Layer...dup layer...filter...TOPAZ ADJUST 4 ... PHOTO POP ... adjust opacity

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9   CONFIRMATION   - Image adjust....AUTO LEVELS...OK     (skip if not effective) (also check Histogram)
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10

  RESIZE / Copyright

  - image ... IMAGE SIZE ... HEIGHT: 450 / 630

  -  alt 0169

            
   When Is An Image Done:
1 View image for darknbess on monitor from 6 or 7 feet.
2 View  image at 96 pixel height.
3

Check HISTOGRAM

4 Check AUTO-LEVELS for any change
                           
  Printing:  (to compensate for printer - dark)
1 Pictographics iCorrect Pro:   +10  /  -10 to +10 contrast
                           

See Cheat Sheet below:

   

 

 

  Painterly Style:
 
  High Pass filter
  NIK Vivesa - 20
  Imogenics - 50% (using layers)
  Pictographics - 0 
  Image Adjust Brightness - 4 / Contrast - 8
  NIK Color Effects Polarizer - 
  Topaz Adjust 4 (old version) - Pop
 
       (opt) B&W Polarizer Enhancer (adjust with layers)

 

 (May have to add Nik Vivesa - 40 after painterly style applied.)

   

 

  

 

 CS 6:   (3rd Gen Sensor)

      OPEN in PS6 RAW ... enter

      SAVE as TIFF:

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      Crop ... STRAIGHTEN tool

      Crop: 10x14 / 7.5x16 / 10x10

      Compress - Free Transform: 

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      Content Aware Delete

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      SHADOW / HIGHLIGHT

      Curves - DODGE / BURN

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      HIGH PASS   - edges

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           opt: blowout - Levels 245)

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      SHARPEN - Nik Sharp -  (opt)

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      NIK VIVESA 2 - Structure

  
 CS 2:  

       Spot - Clone Tool

            opt - auto color (Sony jpg)

       PICTOGRAPHICS ICORRECT

       NIK EFFECTS POLARIZER

       Brightness & Contrast 

       IMOGENIC - Noise Reduce 

       Hue & Sat - select color

        B&W Enhance Polarizer (opt)

       TOPAZ ADJUST 4 - Photo Pop

          
 CS 6:
       Curves - Auto    - to lighten
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       IMAGE SIZE - 450 / 630 / 96

       Copyright - alt 0169