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bsc11

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The pic is 199x203 pixels, I scaled it to fit a 600x600p background and of course it looks duller. Is there a way to make it look better, like how it originally looked?
 

ibclare

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Maybe you should post the image. Post the original and the re-scaled if you would. Not seeing it, I can't say, but you might try sharpening it and doing adjustments to increase contrast. You might also duplicate the layer and set the upper layer blend mode to multiply.
 

Hoogle

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a) the proportions are going to be off as you have not constrained it so will be skewed b) for such a small image increasing itlike that will loose a lot of quality but you can try this
duplicate the layer on the top layer go to filter >other>high pass tweak the slider until it is just the outlines showing and very little colour shoul be like a sketch on a grey backgroun and select ok then set the filtered layer blending mode to overlay to start with and try other options and maybe adjust opacity. sure way of sharpeing an image
 

SeniorS

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Use Hoogleman method but with little modification.
1. make layer copy.
2. set blending mode to overlay.
and now that thing with high pass as man said.

In that way you can see with which high pass setting image will look best.

Ussually i after that give a little sharpness to. Better way is convert to Lab and sharp only Lightness channel.
 

SeniorS

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Here is preview how it looks with high pass (too much a little but i like it)+sharpness+surface blur with layer mask+croped to 600x600:
Lloyd+Banks-600.jpg
 

Steve

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photoaz

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I'm trying to re-size the image of the Steinway Grand Piano on my site. I'm new to photoshop, so this is taking me some time. I really like the size of the hero image on the Fender site. However, it's pretty large and I'm afraid of my image becoming pixelated. Do I need to take new high res photos of the piano before I move forward?

Thanks for posting this. This entire forum has helped me out a great deal. Once I get a hang of this photoshop thing, I'm sure it'll vastly improve my images!

Thanks again!
 

ibclare

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az, please clarify. Is this a link to your own site, Park Avenue Pianos, or an example? You likely should have a new photo, though of course you don't say the size of the img you're currently using. All I can say is try and see, but if you think you need more res, you're probably right. You can always check your work in a browser before you post in on the web.

Have you searched the site for more info if you're not getting it in this thread? Also, you can start a new one and sometimes you'll get more replies that way.

Cheers, Clare
 

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