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Lucis Art?

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by SalM, May 20, 2007.

  1. SalM

    SalM

    59
    May 13, 2007
    Eastern Pa
    I would love to learn how to use this, but for some reason I can't get it to apply to the photo correctly? Anyone possibly know any links to detailed instructions to help with intruction?

    Thanks
     
  2. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Hi

    I am no expert but Lucis can do great things....however, it can also look ghastly in some cases.

    I think it really is trial and error.

    BUT.....I would alawys do my work on a duplicate layer....or layers, then if you go a little too far, just decrease the opacity of that Lucis layer and the original pulls it back.

    Hope that helps a little.

    Best wishes

    Ray
     
  3. SalM

    SalM

    59
    May 13, 2007
    Eastern Pa
    Ray,

    Thanks for your help. I tried to use the Wyeth filter at 75% at a duplicated layer. On the lucis art screen it looks perfect, but as soon as I apply it to the layer it looks horrible. My other issue is I am having a hard time applying the layer.

    Any suggestions.

    PSE2 is what I am using.
    Thanks
    SalM
     
  4. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    I think 75% is too high perhaps?

    You couild try it at say20% and then redo etc over again until you get just what you want...

    I apreciate what you say about it looking ok on the small Lucis screen....once you apply it and it becomes larger....that is when you can really see - as you have done.

    I would try gradual increases as a starter and do on different layers to adjust opacity and possibly even mode of the layer perhaps???

    Hope that helps
    Ray
     
  5. SalM

    SalM

    59
    May 13, 2007
    Eastern Pa
    Great it does help Ray, Thank!

    :) 
     
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