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Before & After #492

 
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Oct 14, 2013 20:25 |  #1

The game will last 7 days 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. Feel free to comment and/or ask questions at any time. This is a good competition for learning new methods, so let's make it a bit more dynamic. I will be judging edits, not comments. Feel free to comment on the original image as well.

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 #493".

Submissions end, Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:00pm (Az time,GMT-7) and a winner will be announced.

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Oct 15, 2013 23:08 |  #2

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/IXM6mt0.jpg

Lightroom:
Temp 6500
Tint 0
Exposure + 0.50
Contrast -10
Highlights -100
Shadows +30
Whites - -25
Blacks -25
Clarity +100
Vibrance +7
Region:
Lights -40
Darks +10
Shadows +20
Color:
Orange: Saturation +5
Green: Saturation +100, Luminance -100
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Remove Chromatic Aberration

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Straightened
Cropped
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Oct 16, 2013 09:46 |  #3

Opened in Camera RAW and adjusted exposure, highlights & blacks, Sharpened and lens corrected. In CS6 duplicated BG then straightened and cropped, added new layer 50% grey in overlay and painted back the name on the box. duplicated this layer 4 times to get better definition. Made B&W layer and put into soft light blend mode. Added layer mask and reverted everything but the box into B&W mode. Smart sharpen to finish.


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Oct 16, 2013 14:19 as a reply to  @ NigelD's post |  #4

The Gates of Hell

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Create animated sequence from sky picture
Layer mask to mine adit picture to show sky background
Orange photo filter
Soft light layer filled with black, opacity reduced to 40%
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Oct 17, 2013 20:07 |  #5

brought the textures out in LR, over-sharpened some areas in PS

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Oct 21, 2013 23:08 as a reply to  @ T3 Heavy Shop's post |  #6

Ok, limited response to this one, but cool edits none the less. Gotta love "The Gates Of Hell", lol. I like The natural look of T3's edit, and the crunchy HDR from Six, but I kind of pictured this one as a b&w, and the selective color of Nigel's draws the focus to the ore car.

Congrats Nigel, Your the winner this week! Good job all!


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Oct 21, 2013 23:35 |  #7

Nice work Nigel!!


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Oct 22, 2013 02:11 |  #8

Thanks Colt and good edits from everyone else - I'll get another one up shortly


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Oct 22, 2013 08:55 |  #9

Nicely done, Nigel. Kudos.

Six, love the grungy HDR.

Well done everyone.


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