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Offline swag72

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Combining individual RGB images in Photoshop
« on: 12:46:12, 05 March, 2015 »
For 3 years I have struggled with combining my separate RGB images into one RGB to start processing in Photoshop. I've used Noels action as it was the only reliable way I had of achieving this simple task. Then I had a light bulb moment and realised how easy it can be.

So in an effort to assist all imagers out there, who may have been in a similar boat, I made a quick tutorial. I would like to do more tutorials on how to process etc, so if you like the way I've done this or have any feedback to make it better next time, I'd love to hear it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BpBtDKdKDI

I hope that this actually helps people.
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Offline Nomis Elfactem

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Re: Combining individual RGB images in Photoshop
« Reply #1 on: 17:52:13, 05 March, 2015 »
Awesome Sara... all I can say is MORE, MORE, MORE please !!! Short, sweet and totally to the point - perfect !

If you get a number of them we can look to pull together a sticky thread with a sequence of tutorials from this one to a fully processed image ?! An invaluable resource.

S.
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Re: Combining individual RGB images in Photoshop
« Reply #2 on: 19:01:48, 05 March, 2015 »
Thanks Simon - Glad that you liked it - I will plan my next. I'm thinking stretching with curves and levels..... a nice easy Ha image! Again nothing more..... I do want to keep it short. I've watched 10 minute plus tutorials and I find them too much - Total information overload.
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Re: Combining individual RGB images in Photoshop
« Reply #3 on: 19:06:56, 05 March, 2015 »
Well done on that Sara and hats off to you. Doing tutorials with a voice-over are far from easy to do!

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Re: Combining individual RGB images in Photoshop
« Reply #4 on: 20:49:21, 05 March, 2015 »
Thanks Chris - Much appreciate you looking and commenting. It;s hard to know if you've got it right.
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Re: Combining individual RGB images in Photoshop
« Reply #5 on: 21:06:57, 05 March, 2015 »
Very nice Sara! I watched it earlier and I'm going to give that technique a try later. I have some RGB data from the other night, not very good due to the mount issues but enough to practice on. Thank you :)

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Re: Combining individual RGB images in Photoshop
« Reply #6 on: 21:44:01, 05 March, 2015 »
Whats the difference between this and the already macro'd actions....     

Well done though.

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Re: Combining individual RGB images in Photoshop
« Reply #7 on: 21:45:53, 05 March, 2015 »
Cheers Phil.

Macro'd actions? Sorry don't follow you Roger.
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Re: Combining individual RGB images in Photoshop
« Reply #8 on: 23:07:33, 05 March, 2015 »
i thought the actions were a recording of whats being done, called macro ???  i may be wrong.   Probably am

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Re: Combining individual RGB images in Photoshop
« Reply #9 on: 07:19:15, 06 March, 2015 »
This tutorial hasn't got any actions in it. The actions that I have always used to make my rgb images have been copying and pasting into each channel individually. I think this way is far easier..... But just my opinion. Thought I'd share it for folks.
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