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M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new
      #5655030 - 01/31/13 08:37 PM

I'm trying this again after some negative feedback. I'm trying to learn Ken Crawford's Alpha channel routine I picked up at AIC



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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: vpcirc]
      #5655119 - 01/31/13 09:30 PM

That looks pretty darn good to me! Whatever you are doing, keep it up. That SV152 looks like a sweet scope.

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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost [Re: buckeyestargazer]
      #5655883 - 02/01/13 09:21 AM

Nicely done Sir!

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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: NorthBoundTrain]
      #5657067 - 02/01/13 08:11 PM

Looks good Mike. Love the outer shell.

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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: JWalk]
      #5657138 - 02/01/13 09:06 PM

Well done Mike!

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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: broca]
      #5657163 - 02/01/13 09:23 PM

Thanks, I have 3 different versions posted. Feel free to tell me which is best as I am totally lost on this one

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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: vpcirc]
      #5657208 - 02/01/13 09:54 PM

Looks good!

-Bill


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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: vpcirc]
      #5657338 - 02/01/13 11:11 PM

I'm between the original and the 2nd version, more of the shell is visible and I like the colors better. Nice shot!

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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: rigel123]
      #5657379 - 02/01/13 11:31 PM

Quote:

I'm between the original and the 2nd version...



Agreed, I like 'B' the best, perhaps with a touch less of whatever produced the darkened rings around the stars in the nebula. And to my taste the stars are a bit oversaturated with a tinge of green. Pretty spectacular image none-the-less.


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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: Mike7Mak]
      #5657547 - 02/02/13 03:18 AM

Mike I like the original one best. It looks most naturally unprocessed to me. They are all good though :-)
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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: Harel_Boren]
      #5657770 - 02/02/13 09:29 AM

Hey Mike,
Great Shot! I like the core from V1 and the shell from V3... I would layer just the core from version 1 into version 3. I think that will make for a really awesome image!


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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: SGT500]
      #5657921 - 02/02/13 11:09 AM

Thanks for the input and suggestions. It's a tough process to master as I'm trying to use only the highlights from the H-Alpha in a mask but not over saturate the rest of the data. I haven't totally got it yet even though I've watched Ken's Video 3 times, took notes etc. must be the over 50 thing.

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Re: M 27 Halo attempt with PS Alpha Channels repost new [Re: vpcirc]
      #5658255 - 02/02/13 02:17 PM

Ok after the input I've tried to blend the best of the two into a new version hope this is better.



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