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#1 edddash

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 12:47 AM

Hi experts,

i need help on one of my first u/w shots. I just came back from the red sea and saw my first manta at Elphonstone Reef. I know that the shot would have been better if i had come closer, but he was just to deep below me, so what can i do in post-processing in PS to optimize this picture?

Taken with D100 in Sealux housing, Sigma 18-35mm @ 35mm and without Flash. Raw file converted in PS to jpg, 10% crop, no further manipulation.

I tried to play around with levels and curves but i'm not satisfied about the bad contrast. What dou you suggest?

#2 Mumford

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 09:34 AM

Hi, looks like a great pic under all that blue!
I recently found a great tool in Photoshop that helps with this very situation. It's called the Underwater action tool...check out the link below...it'll give you all you need to download the PS action and show you how to use it...it's very easy!

http://pt010.da-kine...adjustments.htm

Have fun!