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A little "Before and After"

 
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Aug 11, 2013 10:34 |  #1

Only recently have my PS skills seemed to improve past the basics of color adjustment. It's been a while as I've had PS for a number of months now.

Yesterday I took a shot of this snail. Because I shot it in a torrential downpour, my flash (despite being diffused) reflected badly off of everything from all of the water. The snail is crazy lookin', so I had to make it better. This is by far the most work I've done on an image before. :cool:


Before:

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Snail Before (external link) by Insecto1 (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3820/9484164788_8284cdc387_c.jpg
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Bull's Eye Snail (external link) by Insecto1 (external link), on Flickr


Notice, I've removed all the hot spots (even the tiny raindrop in motion at the far right), except for on the shell (not good enough for that!). I just reduced that one. The back part of the snail's foot was a little tricky because I had to end up re-creating it once I got rid of the hot spot back there.

I'll gladly accept CC. I still have a lot to learn with PS!

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careanne
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Aug 11, 2013 19:36 |  #2

I actually liked it better before. I think the reflections gave it some depth.




  
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Aug 11, 2013 20:43 as a reply to  @ careanne's post |  #3

Same, like the first.




  
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Aug 12, 2013 21:23 |  #4

First one is great as is :)


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Aug 12, 2013 21:25 |  #5

More detail in 1st photo. Very nice.




  
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Insecto
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Aug 13, 2013 07:42 |  #6

haha, that's why I post here. Thanks fellas. :)


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Aug 13, 2013 17:02 as a reply to  @ Insecto's post |  #7

The "before" snail stands out better from the darker leaf, too. I think I'd like the "before" but with just the white spots removeed from the leaf.


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