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Nikon D5300 test 1 – Jpg image retouch

Nikon D5300 JPG image retouch.

Nikon D5300 JPG image retouch.

I have been using new camera for over 2 months. As I was writing
previously the NIKON D5300 digital single lens reflex camera has many
options to make a quaint photos.

In this article I would like to show you what can you do  with non RAW images saved in your camera. You will learn how to create your own base of painting and how to get comics photos. Obviously you  must be aware the battery endurance. Once produceer says
about 600 shots, he has it mind just taking photos  without live view. When you start modify your photos  using the screen the battery is running out so quickly.
It’s hard to say how many photos you can take beside with modifying previously saved images, however I guess that you can keep the camera screen switched on for 2-3 hours.
Anyway you can modify your JPG images either on your camera or on your computer.

The Retouch Menu offers wide range of options to amend your photo as you want. Some of them are available just for the RAW photos. I will text about this soon. There is
couple links, where you can find the way to create retouching copies. I personally recommend to get main D5300 References and follow them (Pic. 1).

Nikon D5300 retouch mode options Reference manual

Pic. 1 D5300 Retouch Menu options (Nikon D5300 Reference Manual).

Refers to the main source and the D5300 interface I would
like to show a couple of retouched copy examples.

D-lighting

D-lighting making ideal images for dark or backlit
photographs (Pic. 2,3).

Nikon D5300 D-lightning options

Pic. 2 D-Lightning options.

Nikon D5300 D-lightning option examples

Pic. 3  D-Lightning effects: left – original, middle – low, right – high. Hemel Hempstead, Waterplay.

Trim

Once you guess that your photo hasn’t been taken properly and contains elements, which you want to get rid you can use this option and create a cropped, the most important
area (Pic. 4).

Nikon D5300 photo trim

Pic. 4 D5300 Photo trim.

Monochrome

Monochrome making photos in Black-and-white, Sepia
and Cyanotype (Pic. 5). In any case you can increase
or decrease color saturation.

Nikon D5300 monochrome effect

Pic. 5 D5300 Monochrome options: 1 – Original photo, 2 – Black-and-White, 3 – Sepia, 4 – Cyanotype. Newcastle upon Tyne

Nikon D5300 monochrome effects 2 Odrzykoń - Zawodzie

Pic. 6 D5300 Monochrome options in daily light. Odrzykoń, Poland.

Red-Eye Correction

This option is used to correct “red-eye” caused by flash.

During your retouch you can adjust a lot of filter effects as per as below:

Skylight – creates the effect of a skylight filter, making the picture less blue (Pic. 7).

Warm filter – Creates a copy with warm tone with more red cast (Pic. 7).

Nikon D5300 filter effects, Hemel Hempstead Debenhams shop

Pic. 7 D5300 filter effects: 1 – Skylight, 2 – Original photo, 3 – Warm filter. Hemel Hempstead city centre

Intensifiers: red, green, blue

Nikon D5300 blue intensifier options

Pic. 8 D5300 Blue intensifier options.

Nikon D5300 colour intensifier modes, Newcastle upon Tyne, Millenium Bridge

Pic. 9 D5300 color intensifiers: 1 – Original photo, 2 – Blue, 3 – Red, 4 – Green. Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead Millenium Bridge.

Cross screen – also known as a star filter, creates a star pattern, in which lines radiate outward from bright objects. There is quite big number of Cross screen
options (Pic. 10,11,12,13,14,15).

Nikon D5300 cross screen and number of points

Nikon D5300 cross screen and number of points 2

Pic. 10,11 D5300 Cross screen – Number of points

Nikon D5300 cross screen and filter amount

Pic.12 D5300 Cross screen – filter amount

Nikon D5300 cross screen and filter angle

Pic.13 D5300 Cross screen – filter angle

Nikon D5300 cross screen and length of points

Pic. 14 D5300 Cross screen – Length of points

Nikon D5300 Cross screen example, Newcastle upon Tyne, Millenium Bridge

Pic.15 D5300 Cross screen example: Original photo on the top, Cross screen photo below. Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead Millenium Bridge.

Soft – you can ise this filter when you want to get rid some blemishes or other unwanted small elements (Pic. 16,17). You see the landscape like throughout dirty glass.

Nikon D5300 soft filter options

Pic.16 D5300 Soft filter options

Nikon D5300 soft filter options, Newcastle upon Tyne, Millenium Bridge

Pic. 17 D5300 Soft filter effects: 1 – Original photo, 2 – Low filter effect, 3 – High filter effect. Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead Millenium Bridge.

Color balance

You can use multi selector to create a copy with modified color balance (Pic. 18,19). There is many combinations to adjust your image to conditions, which it has been taken.

Nikon D5300 color balance options

Pic. 18 D5300 Color Balance options.

Nikon D5300 Color balance options example, Aylesbury Coronation Villas residential area

Pic. 19 D5300 Color balance in practise: 1 – Original photo, 2 – Slightly modified, evening colours, yellow and orange balance, 3 – Max green balance, 4 – Max cyan balance, 5 – Max blue balance, 6 – Max purple balance, 7 – Max pink balance, 8 – Max red balance, 9 – Max orange balance, 10 – Max yellow balance, 11 – Max seledin balance, 12 – Original photo. Aylesbury, Coronation Villas path.

Resize image

You can modify your image size as per as below (Pic. 20).

Nikon D5300 image resize

Pic. 20 D5300 Resize image options.

Quick retouch

You can create copies with enhanced saturation and contrast (Pic. 21).

Nikon D5300 Quick retusch high parameter, Aylesbury Corontion Villas residential area

Pic. 21 Quick Retouch – high parameter. Aylesbury, Coronation Villas path.

Straighten

You can use this iption to rotate your image. You must be aware, that edges of the image will be trimmed to create a rectangular copy (Pic.22,23).

Nikon D5300 straighten option

Pic. 22 D5300 Straighten option.

Nikon D5300 straighten option in action, Newcastle upon Tyne Millenium Bridge

Pic. 23 D5300 Straighten option in practise. 1 – Before, 2 – After. Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead Millenium Bridge.

Distorsion Control

You can reduct peripheral distorsion as per as images below (Pic. 24,25).

Nikon D5300 distorsion control

Nikon D5300 distorsion control in proctise, Aylesbury Coronation Villas residential area

Pic. 24, 25 D5300 Distorsion options in practise: 1 – Before, 2 – After. Aylesbury, Coronation Villas path

Fisheye

Create copies that appear to have been taken with a fisheye lens (Pic. 26,27).

Nikon D5300 fisheye example Odrzykoń - Zawodzie

Nikon D5300 fisheye example Newcastle Millenium Bridge

Pic. 27,28 Fisheye examples

Color Outline

You have great opportunity to create an outline copy of a photograph to use as a base for painting (Pic. 28,29,30). This option doesn’t work in low contrast!

Nikon D5300 colour outline, Aylesbury

Pic. 28 Color outline option doesn’t work in the low contrast. You can’t mark some shadows and pale shapes.

Nikon D5300 colour outline, Riverside in Hemel Hempstead

Pic. 29 Color outline for Riverside building in Hemel Hempstead.

Nikon D5300 colour outline, BT Telephone Exchange in Aylesbury

Pic. 30 Color outline for BT Telephone Echange building in Aylesbury.

Color Sketch

You can turn your photos into sketch effects with colored pencils. You can also set your colors more saturated or washed out. It’s good to use monochromatic effect also. Anyway you will be able to make comics images (Pic. 31,32,33,etc.).

Nikon D5300 Colour sketch, BT Aylesbury Telephone Exchange

Pic. 31 Color sketch for BT Telephone Exchange in Aylesbury.

Nikon D5300 Colour sketch, Waterplay in Hemel Hempstead

Pic. 32 Color sketch for Waterplay in Hemel Hempstead: 1 – Original photo, 2 – Color sketch from original, 3 – Sepia, 4 – Color sketch from sepia.

See more examples of D5300 color Sketch below…

Nikon D5300 Colour sketch, Polish Community School in Ely

Nikon D5300 Colour sketch example

Nikon D5300 Colour sketch, Polish Community School in Ely 2

Pic. 33,34,35 Examples of the Color Sketch option

Perspective Control

Create copies that reduce the effects of perspective taken from the base of a tall object (Pic. 36). This option isn’t so much useful in case of small buildings (Pic.38).

Nikon D5300 reference manual perspective effect

Pic. 36 Perspective control in practise (Nikon D5300 Reference manual)

Nikon D5300 perspective control example

Pic. 37 Perspective control for low buildings. Hemel Hempstead, Riverside.

Miniature Effect

Thanks to this option you can create a copy that appears to be a photo of a diorama. Works best with photos taken from a high vantage points however you can use it in every conditions depends of your point of view (Pic. 38,39).

Nikon D5300 miniature effect

Pic. 38 Miniature effect option.

Nikon D5300 miniature effect example Aylesbury BT Telephone Exchange

Pic. 39 Miniature effect for BT Telephone Exchange building in Aylesbury.

Selective Color

Create a copy in which only selected hues appear in color. You can choose 3 hues (Pic. 40,41,42).

Nikon D5300 selective colour option

Pic. 40 D5300 Selective color options.

Nikon D5300 selective colour option Aylesbury BT Telephone Exchange

Nikon D5300 selective colour option, Aylesbury shopping centre

Pic. 41,42 Selective color for BT Telephone Exchange building and Aylesbury Shopping  Centre car park.

Side-by-side Comparison

You can compare retouched copies to the original photographs (Pic.44).

Nikon D5300 side by side comparison

Pic. 43 Side-by-side comparison example.

Mariusz Krukar

References:

2013, Nikon D5300 Reference Manual, Nikon Corporation

Links:

NIKON D5300 Menu review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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