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Old 12th of September 2008 (Fri)   #1
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Default Before & After #106

his game is to help those of us who are trying to learn new tricks when it comes to editing.

Here's the breakdown of the game. I will post a picture that I choose, resized to exactly 1024 pixels maximum on the long side. Outside of being resized 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 48hrs 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 and After #107".

This is all about having fun so have at it!!!

This game will end on Sunday, Sept. 14th at 5:00pm (EST)

Another from New Orleans would have been better without the fence, but lets see what y'all can do with it.

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Old 12th of September 2008 (Fri)   #2
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Default Re: Before & After #106

Slight modification --- your day is wrong on your end date. fyi
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Old 12th of September 2008 (Fri)   #3
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Slight modification --- your day is wrong on your end date. fyi
Thanks.
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Old 12th of September 2008 (Fri)   #4
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Default Re: Before & After #106

ohh gosh this is my favorite place on the planet. i have been there several times. and i miss i.

i cant wait to try my hand at this.. ohh ohh.. im so excited.
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Old 12th of September 2008 (Fri)   #5
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Default Re: Before & After #106

masked out sky
filled with blue and used filter/render clouds
cloned out fence on side - tried and tried to do something about the fence and reflection in the door windows but finally gave up
increased contrast
decreased brightness
cropped
somewhere in there I think I did a sharpen unmask....
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Old 13th of September 2008 (Sat)   #6
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HDR to remove haze and add detail
Cloned out fence, hydrant and various other items.
converted to b\w w\selective color to give an over all older look.
Some dodge and burn
Sharpened in there somewhere too.
Added a frame
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Old 13th of September 2008 (Sat)   #7
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Default Re: Before & After #106

Not exactly what I was going for...

B&W
Original Image on Vivid Light
Added orange hue
Solarization
Slight Blur
Texture on Darker Color
Nik Burnt Sienna, Soft Light very low opacity
Image via creative commons search - Applied Nik Midnight to just that layer


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Old 14th of September 2008 (Sun)   #8
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Default Re: Before & After #106

Removal of fence in both side of photo and in windows
cut, stamp, blend, blur
Grayscale
Shadow/Highlight adjustments
Gamma/Exposure
light Sepia filter
Contrast
Burn tool
Border

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-Cropped and desaturated
-Adjustment layer for colour (40%) Colour adjusted
-Folded paper and textured overlays
-Contrast boost on building
-Pin and writing overlay
-Burnt shadows
Not great, but you know.....
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-Cropped and desaturated
-Adjustment layer for colour (40%) Colour adjusted
-Folded paper and textured overlays
-Contrast boost on building
-Pin and writing overlay
-Burnt shadows
Not great, but you know.....
Not great but....Yeah right...That looks awesome! Good job.... My favorite.
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Old 14th of September 2008 (Sun)   #11
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Default Re: Before & After #106

Great edits all around. TheSonofDarwin having a dark and interesting picture, turn out very cool. Squip I like the use of the textures. I'll have to give it to Lore nice simple edit and good contrast in the photo as well. Good job with the cloning of the fence. My only thing is the cloning out of the pallet on the right side of the pole is that it didn't retain the texture of the concrete. Nevertheless, congratulations Lore.
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Congrats Lore!
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Congrats Lore, my fav too
Thanks Zero and Maxxum!
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congrats Lore!!
and squip, nice work, really different and great technique, love the note touch.
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YAY! Thank you They were all very well done. I'll get one up shortly
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