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    resize then edit? or edit then resize?

    is one way better than the other? or is it just preference?

    this will be for web if that helps.


    thanks

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    Re: resize then edit? or edit then resize?

    I typically make all my main edits at native size and save this with all the layers as my "working" version. Then I'll flatten and resize to whatever size needed, and do a final edit(s) based on the specific output for that version. This includes web, but I have an action I run that performs most of my regularly desired edits for each size I output to.
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    Re: resize then edit? or edit then resize?

    I also do it as a last step. It is at least god enough.
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    Re: resize then edit? or edit then resize?

    Edit fully all aspects of editing EXCEPT sharpening.

    Sharpening is very specific to what your doing with the file and final output.

    If printing large, I sharpen the normal sized file and let the RIP do it's magic.

    If saving for web I edit all except sharpening. Reduce to the size needed for web, then sharpen. (actually I have a reduction script that kinda twists through some reduction tricks then sharpens)

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: resize then edit? or edit then resize?

    Point is as Jack said, if you resize then you have to resize to the maximum size you will ever use and then edit. If you print smaller then you created loads of pixels for no reason just to throw them away and the effect will be detrimental.

    Edit at native size, resize depending on the specific need at the time and sharpen accordingly at that size.

    I never bought into capture sharpening though...
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