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Len Shepherd Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003Sun 14-Nov-10 09:54 PM
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"Capture NX2 advanced retouching techniques"


Yorkshire, UK
          

The D3x guide is worthy of close attention
http://nps.nikonimaging.com/technical_solutions/pdf/D3X_TechnicalGuide.pdf

Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.

Len Shepherd

  

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nightcat Registered since 05th Mar 2006Mon 15-Nov-10 03:22 PM
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I give up, why?

Kraig

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Mon 15-Nov-10 04:17 PM
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See PDF page 13-16 or pamphlet page 26-31 for

  • Effective use of Capture NX 2 -1- Apply “Unsharp Mask” only to eyes
  • Effective use of Capture NX 2 -2- “Noise Reduction” makes skin smoother
  • Effective use of Capture NX 2 -3- Reflector effect after shot -1-: reducing shadows on the face and Reflector effect after shot -2-: brighten only a specific area
  • Effective use of Capture NX 2 -4- “Auto Retouch Brush” removes unwanted details.

George
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nightcat Registered since 05th Mar 2006Tue 16-Nov-10 02:31 PM
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Thanks George,

I thought the page numbers and the pdf numbers would be the same, so I thought the pdf was defective when it only went to pg 16. I should have looked harder.

Kraig

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Tue 16-Nov-10 03:38 PM
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Chicago, US
          

The PDF is trying to present a numbered pamphlet with 2 pamphlet pages per PDF page. There is also an option to number the navigation pages differently from the physical page of the PDF or the printed page numbers on the displayed page. Many older Nikon manuals do not have the Acrobat/Reader page number the same as the printed page number in the manual. They also tend not to bookmark, or link the Table of Contents and Index of the manual.

George
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Robp Gold Member Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2009Mon 15-Nov-10 05:57 PM
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Mon 15-Nov-10 06:00 PM by Robp

Gainesville, US
          

PDF page 9 shows what is probably the most accurate (albeit, more troublesome) White Balance measurement method for indoor lighting that I've seen.

Thanks Len.

Rob Puller
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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Tue 16-Nov-10 12:18 PM
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Thanks, Len

In the Nikon School class for NX2 the instructor demonstrated the use of sharpening to the eyes. He used High Pass for reflected surfaces like the eyes.

The use of D-Lighting and Shadow recovery can bring an incredible amount of detial out of shadows. I find the Shadow Recovery works well in Quick Adjust but the D-Lighting does not have enough control and works better in the Adjustment steps. Active D-Lighting is a good tool for high contrast situations but you have to remember to return it to your normal settings after use.

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