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This is a chance for you to go Head to Head with your Photo Editing skills. Its Not about the photography. Its about the art in digitaly enchancing pictures + a bit more interaction for the forum.
The photo in this post is one I took on a tiny island called Jaradah off the coast of Bahrain in the middle east. It wasn’t a very clear day, but it was very hot.
I have chosen this photo for this post as its not the best photo, the colours are very dull, but I can see it certainly has potential to look good with a bit of editing.
Now the quest is to see who can make this look pretty damn good!
Once you have posted up your Edited version, list down what you have done to it, and what Software you Were using.
Happy Editing guys!
Last edited by Chillipepper; April 24th, 2006 at 09:56 AM.
Just a little heads-up to you guys.
If you can't afford 'Photoshop' and don't want to rip 'Adobe' off then there is an alternative. I don't know how good it is, but it's free, and perfectly legal, so yay.
It requires two downloads, make sure you download GTK+ first, otherwise the GIMP installer won't work.
From what I've seen the user interface doesn't seem as pretty as 'Photoshop' at first, but I suppose you'll get used to it.
Some good Info there!Originally Posted by Rhynome
Its always helpful.
10 minutes work:
Yeah good stuff Insane! Anyone do better than that ?Originally Posted by Insane
it doesnt have to look totally realistic. Artistic is good........
Tried to give it a aged historical feeling, dunno if I succeded.
Its basically just correction layers. Hue/saturation, levels, color mixer and an overlay layer on which I painted with a big soft brush.
It was some real hard work, it took ages to finish, so here is what i managed to do
Just a few tweaks here and there. Photoshop color adjustment, hue adjustment, brightness and contrast.
Also cropped in to create a focus to draw in the eye a little more.
Real one >
<removed image because it was rubbish........>
Last edited by samsite999; April 24th, 2006 at 05:35 PM.
photoshop, change the levels and hue alittle to warm up the pic
Good one Beiijing. Looks pretty real, but note that there is direct sunlight in the pic you used, the shadows would be more dramatic.
Samsite, I like your last pic, good color in the water, maybe the sand is a bit too bright.
Here is a handy tip:
When you want to rotate the picture to get the horizon level, you can use the measure tool. Mark the horizon with it an choose Image>rotate>arbitary and click ok.
You can use a mask on your adjustment layers, its very useful. Make an adjustment layer (the button next to the new layer-button), choose saturation, levels, color mixer or whatever you want. Now fill the mask with black, by choosing black and clicking fill on the image. Now choose a white brush and "paint" in the adjustment in the areas you want.
Very good guys!
all look good very realistic. But may I add.....My old friend Samsite hasnt let me down with his 3 year olds drawing
All seriousnous....Beijing, your effort looks great, very belivable
Morbid...I love the change in colour, looks more like the atlantic than the persian gulf
Samsite your lighter version looks now like the maldives, great stuff!
Lifeborn I like yours to..its kept some origianality
Great work guys!
Anyone who thinks they can take on the alrady posted pics, go right ahead to head!
Lifereborn, I was wondering how long it'd be before someone takes the bit of wood out.
For the Samsite pictures, especially the second, I feel a travel brochure coming on.
Here's my edition:
BTW- I like sam's the most.. (his doodle one)
Persian Gulf, heh?
I'm not usually one for political commentary - but I'm a little pissy at the moment.
Paintshop Pro is what I've got. Copy, paste, mask, color adjust, and this little feature which allows me to paint with a brush which is actually another picture (which must be open and chosen as a texture.)
Oh, and by the way, the little piece of wood was harvested and burned in an american stove in a feeble attempt to offset THE RISING COST OF HEATING OIL!!
Just a little pissy.
Durned thang won't resize.. sorry.
Last edited by Justin Caise; April 24th, 2006 at 11:53 PM.
First I made the horizon level and then desaturated everything except the beach-chairs. Then I added a photofilter to warm the sand. Sometime between when I started and the filter I adjusted the curves. After all this I reduced the noise/grain.
Program used: Adobe Photoshop CS
Last edited by satisfaction; April 26th, 2006 at 10:39 AM.
Claude - Very good, like the colour of the sky. not sure i would be on that island at that time though..more like spead boating the opposite way!
Justin - What can I say.....erm..... Very appropriate maybe? haha luckily That side of the gulf hasnt been affected..well until you edited it lol
Satisfaction - Good stuff. Its very different and works well. Really sets the deck chairs as the point of intrest.
Any more guys ?
Just a little 10 minute play.
played with some blending modes in PS and added a ufo and sneakers.
what I did,
Level, curves, different color layers with gradient masks, Saturation adjustments, and smart blur on sky to remove pixel noise.
Last edited by calvin02; April 25th, 2006 at 06:23 PM.
A few level/hue adjustments, noise reduction on sky. About 10 mins total.
Last edited by TheNeverman; April 25th, 2006 at 02:12 PM.
im a big fan of old and grainy and fisheye!
i adjusted levels, spherized and added a gradient overlay.
i recon that we should have a pole on this you know?
Bit more drama:
wow, awesome Morbid!
tadaaaaaa channel mixer in ps tadaaaaaaaaaa
16 years of age occupying New York
Camera: Canon Rebel XT or 350D
I thought this was strictly professional, but when i saw bush.. HAHA!
SO i decided to re-edit my first pic... i think, by the end of this week, ill be blowing with more ideas, and may have to re-edit again and again.. but for now, this is what i have:
heres mine... pretty lame