I tried the Dragan effect with this result what do you think about it?
My eyes hurt.
Not convinced There is a black line around him, I don't think there should be.
I personally think that ruins the photo.
Yeah, the original is much nicer.
Not to my taste, a bit like over-HDR-ing stuff, that 'halo' around him (particularly noticeable around the maraca) spoils it. Seems to have washed out the detail on his face/forehead as well.
I'm no portrait specialist in any way but I much prefer the original.
… with all the above!
I know this didn't work out. I like the pics of http://andrzejdragan.com/ . ahter doing some rechearch I've tried it on one of my pics but I don't do portraits so I took a concert pic. Thers is somethin I didn't do wright, now I'm looking for some feedback to find what. Sharpening through a high pass filter can that be the reason for the hallow?
Sorry, my post wasn't actually helpful
I'm not familiar with how to do it successfully. All I can suggest is look on YouTube for a demonstration.
Yup, a work in progress, but thats what TP and photography/PP is about IMO. You tried, didn't quite work, do it again until it does
Try this linky and post the results
There used to be some good vids on youtube on exactly how sharpening and clarity work but I can't find them, but try this: