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T3 Heavy Shop
10th of April 2011 (Sun), 10:01
This game is to help those of us who are trying to learn new editing tricks.

Here's the breakdown of the game. I will post a picture, re-sized to exactly 1024 pixels maximum on the long side. Outside of being re-sized it has to be unedited...meaning no adjustments to any levels, it has to look like it did as it came out of the camera.

The game will last 4 Days (96 hrs) and whoever can produce the best edited image (as judged by me) will be picked and it'll be their turn to post their unedited picture for all of us to take a crack at.

The participants must have their "Image Editing OK" turned on and they must provide at least a simple breakdown of how they edited the image, some entrants are a little vague on this point, please give us all details so we can learn and share tips. For instance if you use the unsharp mask tool or Smart Sharpen, provide us with the adjustments you used so others can try them out.

You can post multiple images, but the first image you post will be the one that is judged - all other images will be considered for knowledge and tip use only.

Also, please keep all comments, be they positive or negative, to yourself until after the game has ended.

If you happen to be the winner of the game please start the next one with the title of the game and the following number. For example…the next game should read "Before & After #356."

Game ends April 14, 2011 @ 10:00pm CST


11th of April 2011 (Mon), 15:50
Moonlit night


1. Duplicate layer set to overlay
2. Black and white layer with preset infrared
3. Added channel mask selection to b/w layer, inverted
4. Duplicated b/w layer, blend mode set to difference
5. New layer, filled with black
6. Noise filter set to around 70 for the stars
7. Add a levels clipping mask to the noisy black layer and played with the arrows for the star effect
8. Added a mask to the stars layer to hide some stars
9. Layer snapshot, blend mode multiply
10. Filter-render-lighting effects-default, stretched and moved a bit to lower right (twice)
11. Added mask with a half radial gradient from the bottom up
12. Hue/Saturation layer, saturation = -15, lightness = +8
13. Flatten, resized, saved

13th of April 2011 (Wed), 16:01
Fixed level and colors, rotate to fix the obelisc, BW, opacity 30 percent, HDS effect.And new crop

13th of April 2011 (Wed), 20:43
Duplicated and ran a pencil sketch action from G'MIC in Gimp. Added a layer and put in a pic of a pencil. Created new layer to add a shadow for the pencil. Flattened.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5104/5617498233_09a54544ec_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21905076@N04/5617498233/) BA355 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21905076@N04/5617498233/) by j_b_photos (http://www.flickr.com/people/21905076@N04/), on Flickr

Larger pic here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21905076@N04/5617498233/sizes/l/in/photostream/)


Big Apple Photography
14th of April 2011 (Thu), 14:53
will post the adjustments later

T3 Heavy Shop
14th of April 2011 (Thu), 23:21
Going to pick -Douglas- for this one. A well executed concept.

Really liked what Big Apple did except I have a taste aversion to glowing edges being as obvious as they are on the building.

For everyone's edification, the obelisk is the Jefferson Davis Monument (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Davis_State_Historic_Site)

Big Apple Photography
14th of April 2011 (Thu), 23:46
I know that the glowing edges were bad, i guess they come from over processing it.
Nice one Douglas.. and jb2u

15th of April 2011 (Fri), 10:29
Thanks a lot T3 and BigA, and well done everyone!
I'm really digg'n the pencil sketch by jb2u in Gimp, I'll have to check into that.

Going to the archives to see what I can dig up for #356.

#356 is up (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?p=12228284#post12228284)

15th of April 2011 (Fri), 14:36
Congratulations Douglas. You would have been my pick, too!!