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Nov 11, 2014 22:31 as a reply to post 17261126 |  #2821

here's one I got from the road-course autocross this past weekend, the sun was pretty cool for this one, so I tried something a bit different than what I usually do. Just LR adjustments:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/q2Hc​wj] (external link)s2000 before (external link) by Jcareyphoto (external link), on Flickr
IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5609/15768490391_610f47f367_b.jpg
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Nov 12, 2014 00:03 |  #2822

This is for Hinson. :)

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Nov 12, 2014 12:49 |  #2823

I need some help. When selecting a car, then adjusting the brightness, then selecting the background an doing the same, I get all these jagged edges around the car from the selection. What is the most accurate way possible to select the car?




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Nov 12, 2014 14:09 |  #2824

huracan2015 wrote in post #17267674external link
I need some help. When selecting a car, then adjusting the brightness, then selecting the background an doing the same, I get all these jagged edges around the car from the selection. What is the most accurate way possible to select the car?

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Nov 12, 2014 15:41 |  #2825

refine edge tool helps.


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Nov 12, 2014 22:10 |  #2826

In my opinion, the pen tool is the most accurate.


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Nov 12, 2014 22:44 |  #2827

Depends on the editing software you're using lol. If you're in PS, refine the edge and feather it and you'll get a nicer feel to the edges of the adjustment. If you're in LR, use more feather I guess :P

Kirk, that blew me away. I LOVE the image and just...I'm speechless, very well done


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Nov 13, 2014 10:41 |  #2828

huracan2015 wrote in post #17267674external link
I need some help. When selecting a car, then adjusting the brightness, then selecting the background an doing the same, I get all these jagged edges around the car from the selection. What is the most accurate way possible to select the car?

Try this on the full resolution image. Its the overall best way that I've found for objects with hard edges: Selecting areas in PS.

Hinson wrote in post #17268735external link
In my opinion, the pen tool is the most accurate.

True, but I'm not going to try & tut someone on that. The PLT does the job very well.


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Nov 13, 2014 17:20 |  #2829

Before:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/q3HL​D8] (external link)Before (external link) by Mike M. Photos (external link), on Flickr
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IMAGE: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7514/15781453771_4cfbf36065_b.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/q3y5​ox] (external link)Lamborghini Huracan (external link) by Mike M. Photos (external link), on Flickr

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Nov 13, 2014 18:16 as a reply to mstg46's post |  #2830

to be honest, I like the first one better.


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Nov 13, 2014 18:19 |  #2831

steelbluesleepr wrote in post #17270476external link
to be honest, I like the first one better.

Thanks for the feedback. I knew some people would like the first one better. People either seem to really love or hate my style. I like to try to make the car look epic because that's how I see it in my mind, but I can see why others might not like it that way.


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Nov 13, 2014 22:21 |  #2832

I have to agree with Jayson. You took a fender that had some nice tone & blew it out. A little less contrast in the body would work better for me. I like what you did with the background, though.


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Nov 13, 2014 23:00 |  #2833

playing with the sony a7 to see if the raw files are any better than my 5d3. i shot it dark on purpose and edited like how i normally would to see how it comes out. I'm quite impressed

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Nov 13, 2014 23:01 |  #2834

(^) I am also impressed haha, nice work.

For the Lambo, I LOVE when the background is all black and white and the car has all of it's colors, so I dislike your edit personally....on a not so personal level, it was pretty well done but could have used a bit less on the car itself :)


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Nov 14, 2014 03:49 |  #2835

Before:

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This is one of the 6 images I used to get the result below. All editted in RAW, blend into each other en did some more modification to get the result. Still not quite finished, but what do you think?


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