View Full Version : Challenge: Process A Wedding Photo
24th of October 2005 (Mon), 14:07
Here you go guys, do your best processing, and post up how you did it.
let see who can make it 'pop' and look the goods.
all i've done is resize it and drop the quality a smidgen to fit 200kb.
26th of October 2005 (Wed), 06:00
Hope you like this
26th of October 2005 (Wed), 07:55
here is my quicky attempt. Just added a gaussian blur to the background, adjusted the levels a bit. and used the healing tool and the blur tool on the people.
26th of October 2005 (Wed), 08:06
wow, top job guys, looks nice as :D
and post up how you did it.
Ronald S. Jr.
26th of October 2005 (Wed), 10:46
USM 70% 1 pixel
spot healing, various
I think that's it? Just a quick fix that I think brightened it up and improved a bit. I didn't bother with special effects, lighting, etc.
Original (for a refresher):
My feeble attempt (for amusement):
Wow...quality went to **** when I saved it. Sheesh!
26th of October 2005 (Wed), 15:41
Workin on my edit..... but out of curiosity....what is the mini-rollingpin for? :D I love hearing about traditions :D
26th of October 2005 (Wed), 15:56
Ok...here is my edit.....
Removed some of the magenta...(most likely just my monitor)
Bumped up the brightness and contrast by a little bit.
Desaturated the background and a bit around the outer edges of the entire image.
Blurred the background and around the corners and unimportant areas.
Used Dodge to brighten up some elements of the image like the bouquet, the faces and the bodice part of the dress and his shirt.
28th of October 2005 (Fri), 11:41
I'm allergic to weddings . . .
28th of October 2005 (Fri), 17:47
Here's my go at it.
Hmm....let me see if I can rememeber hehe.
Messed with the curves to make it brighter. Applied the filter "sunshine" and "skin softener". Upped the saturation a teeny weeny bit. Played with Hue so they wouldnt look so red. And sharpened it a bit.
28th of October 2005 (Fri), 19:25
very new to all this editing & photography but i gave it my best shot
29th of October 2005 (Sat), 17:03
my style ;)
29th of October 2005 (Sat), 17:35
Just a quick edit of this image.
altered levels...and contrast...then converted to Black & white...gradually brought back a low percentage of the colour..more colour back into the flowers...then run a default action to get the vignette effect...added a small amount of USM. and save for web.
Martin (Huckaback Photo)
29th of October 2005 (Sat), 17:53
I altered the color, blurred the backdround and increased the light in Shadows and Highlights. A smidge of sharpening and I hope this looks okay.
29th of October 2005 (Sat), 22:23
top job everyone :D
everyones got a different style, all of them look neat :D
9th of November 2005 (Wed), 22:56
Ok...here is one more. If anyone wants to know I will post the process.
10th of November 2005 (Thu), 07:06
a few just for fun
10th of November 2005 (Thu), 07:46
I think berrylish wins this one.
11th of November 2005 (Fri), 11:26
used individual levels layers for man, bride, and background and an overall levels and curves adjustment. Did all cloning for skin cleanup on a duplicate layer and reduced opacity to blend the changes a bit. Slight Neat Image and USM.
11th of November 2005 (Fri), 13:59
I think berrylish wins this one.
that's my vote as well!
13th of November 2005 (Sun), 15:47
Converted to Psuedo IR. Original image blurred and saturated then bled through from below. Grain added later.
16th of November 2005 (Wed), 20:38
Wow. most of these edits make the grass look radioactive! I dont see why people see the need to immediatly go and supercharge the saturation in every image.
When was the last time you saw grass looking like that?
16th of November 2005 (Wed), 23:49
I love upped saturation. I guess it is all relitave to the desired effect but I like bright radiant contrasts and colours.
22nd of November 2005 (Tue), 22:51
Here is a 5 minute job on the photo. Hope you enjoy.
9th of December 2005 (Fri), 18:11
Okay, Let's see if I can remember everything exactly.(Sorry If I can't)
1. Bumped up the contrast
2. Bumped up the gamma so the picture wasn't too dark
3. Totally desaturation
4. Added Red Tint
5. Sharpened it for grainy look
6. Softened the edge
10th of December 2005 (Sat), 08:40
Here's my attempt. My monitor is very bright so I hope this looks ok elsewhere.
After cropping & converting to grayscale (converted to LAB mode & then worked on the lightness channel), lightened midtones & darkened shadows slightly. Added a gaussian blur around edges to soften. I don't have the time right now to attempt it, but after seeing what others are doing with dodge & burn it's something I want to learn & would probably give the photo more punch.
11th of December 2005 (Sun), 16:11
Here is my test. Played with adjustment added a layer, added gausian blur, and removed the blur from the clothes and eyes.
13th of December 2005 (Tue), 20:13
Original top - mine bottom. Got tired working with dad's skin tone and IMHO it's a probally too "hot" - also got rid to dad's tear on rt. cheek. I left the bride's face alone but I probally should have removed the forehead wrinkles.
Duped layer and droped a gradient on new layer. Used a gradient dark to light (left to right) only on dad's side of photos. Then changed the visibility setting from normal to screen. What I was trying to do is lighten up only dad's side of photo. After setting it to screen I lowered the oppacity of this layer a little.
I then changed the curves via the light and dark points using the threshold view.
Then I extracted the couple and applied a gaussium blur to the background. I smart sharpened the couple layer a little. saved to web at 70% quality to upload.
17th of December 2005 (Sat), 11:57
Here is my first post to the forum:
duplicated the layer
Channel mixer to gray scale
shadows and highlights slightly
dodged pops face
did a layer mask on the bright layer and got back some of the detail in the dress
merged the layers
Gaussian blur 12% on the top
cut the opacity on that layer down
put on a layer mask and drew over some of the areas of their faces lightly.
USM 500/.2/0 on the bottom
healed the face on the sharp layer
26th of December 2005 (Mon), 19:20
Mine - increased levels and saturation, added 0.3/300% USM. Nothing fancy really, I just made it look how I think it should.
26th of December 2005 (Mon), 21:10
Here is my attempt..
1st - Cropped Image just below her hand.
2nd - Cloned out strap around her arm. (Personally, I didn't like that on there)
3rd - Added some contrast.
4th - Added a texture to the backround. (I felt it kind of took away from the subjects)
5th - Added white border, is 80% opacity. (Just to blend in with the whites from the picture)
1st pic - Origional (just resized for comparison)
2nd pic - My version
28th of December 2005 (Wed), 20:18
This is my first post in this forum. I thought I would give it a shot!:confused:
28th of December 2005 (Wed), 21:16
Here is my try nuthn special just wanted to take a little time to freshen up
5th of January 2006 (Thu), 07:43
16th of January 2006 (Mon), 21:12
Hi there .... Just joined this Forum tonight and an browsing. Saw your question about the rolling pin. Was old tradition in Scotland to present the bride with a full size version at the meal after the wedding. It is of course ..... a "Husband Trainer". Used well throughout her married life to keep him sweet with all the pies and pastries she would bake him. Of course, if he did need reminding from time to time of how sweet he should be ..... well :-))
21st of January 2006 (Sat), 09:46
Here's our try. We did soft touch to get rid of some of the bad stuff on Dad's face. I think that's Dad. Which is a glaucian blur, and we brushed back in the eyes,hair,everything but their skin. We also put on an vingetting. I hope this posts right.
22nd of January 2006 (Sun), 00:36
Thought I'd have a crack at it.
Nothing fancy - played with levels firstly, applied some Gaussian blur to the background, slightly increased saturation, minor touch up on the gentleman's face, very minor adjustment to the hue, slight general sharpening and some localised sharpening to areas like the bouqet and rolling pin.
22nd of January 2006 (Sun), 04:18
Hopefully I went the simple way for the natural look... Run it through Neat Image... Then in Photoshop... Select...Colour Range, and selected the skin tones and adjusted them... Dodged part of the mans face... A touch of unsharp mask and that's it...
1st of February 2006 (Wed), 00:25
Edge Mask and Gaussian Blur
Cropped out the mostly blown-out bottom of the dress
Touched up the man's face (some healing brush; desatured the reds a bit)
Clone/patch tool to get rid of the strap hanging from her arm
4th of February 2006 (Sat), 21:59
http://www.cloud9images.com/Fill Flash copy 2.jpg
12th of February 2006 (Sun), 21:17
here is mine
First some sharpen, then some neat image and custom gradient+filters unlimited for a frame.I should remove that white spec from a cheek...
Also I noticed majority of post were owerdone with filters and effects.I think taking down a color do help not to change fathers face too much wit all that smudge and healing brush tool in PS
19th of February 2006 (Sun), 03:44
Better late than never :)
20th of February 2006 (Mon), 22:03
Here's my try.
5th of March 2006 (Sun), 14:07
Ok, I don't have Photoshop but I thought I'd join in the fun/challenge and try something:
I adjusted the contrast, made it black and white, added more shadow and used focal black and white for the flower. I also added a glow.
5th of March 2006 (Sun), 15:06
Probably would not do this with a real client's photo. I want the viewer to be drawn to the faces of the bride and her dad. I cropped the picture to take focus away from bride's arm and even recontoured the arm a bit. Added some sharpening and lighting effects.
7th of March 2006 (Tue), 00:50
l. ...good practice for my budding pp skills..
30 minute in PSCS2
reduced red in red channel of levels ,adjusted brightness/contrast to more natural lighting ,
gaussian blur on a seperate layer for background.
clone more of red out of groom's and bride'sface
sharpen black in lightness channel of lab color mode
clone out small distractions, lighten white of eye in groom
selective sharpening , 10 %, of grooms eyes and hair, brides hair and jewellry
slight curves adjustment to bring tone back into faces
Not sure if you like it , but have used similar techniques to make better shots vey nice... begginer,s hodge podge of technique
y edit , http://www.pbase.com/image/56976928.jpg
7th of March 2006 (Tue), 04:17
3 minutes in cs2 :D
7th of March 2006 (Tue), 04:46
Here's one with some smoothed skin!
7th of March 2006 (Tue), 06:08
Heres my version - Adjustted Levels and Curves, USM double pass, one for sharpening, the other for contrast. also used the clone brush on lighten mode @ 30% opacity and 30% flow to lighten patchy areas of the skin.
9th of March 2006 (Thu), 13:30
9th of March 2006 (Thu), 13:42
Vintage Action in my Signature. Noise 2, Feather 15, Saturation -25. Everything else default. Took about 5 seconds.
9th of March 2006 (Thu), 15:16
Adjusted Levels on Dads head, Unsharp Mask, Desaturate most of the people, saturate flowers...saturate background..apply gausian blur,erase gaussian from faces, cloned out the thingy on her arm. Save....
15th of March 2006 (Wed), 09:51
I know it's a bit late, :o but here's my version hope you like it
well, I guess I'm not allowed to upload the photo. I think you would
have liked it if it's to any concenquences
17th of March 2006 (Fri), 06:12
18th of March 2006 (Sat), 07:13
Here is mine:
18th of March 2006 (Sat), 19:10
Just for practice...
Used healing brush to remove undereye circles and blemishes on Dad
Softened Dad's complexion and reduced red (reduced Saturation)
19th of March 2006 (Sun), 16:44
I just used ArcSoft for this one.
26th of March 2006 (Sun), 12:50
27th of March 2006 (Mon), 16:34
Here's my go - I don't think the image really needs much changed. I just did some levels, and curves adjustment (with layer masks), some saturation management - took some red/magenta out of the skin.
16th of April 2006 (Sun), 06:26
Similar eye to killroy99 I guess. Only object really stands out to me is the bouquet.
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