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Dec 08, 2013 23:24 |  #16

First edit looks good Msix.

Second one looks a touch magenta/blue on my monitor.

Here is my stab at it. Quick edit, so camera left of the mom's head could stand to have more than 5 seconds put into it.

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Dec 08, 2013 23:47 |  #17

Here is mine, fixed a few things. If you would like the original let me know.


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Dec 09, 2013 00:16 |  #18

I hate vignettes... But here is an instance where I think it would be appropriate.


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Dec 09, 2013 01:20 |  #19

M_Six wrote in post #16512395 (external link)
I felt the original was a bit off on the WB. Too warm, so the tree looked sort of flat. Here are a couple of variations. I'm the first to acknowledge that different monitors render in different ways, so these may look too cool on another screen. I recently brought up some pics that looked fine on my office machine and looked horrible at home on my laptop. But see how these look.

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white ballance looks way off.. like im looking at the smurfs way off. my monitor is not calibrated but i guarantee if you print that out it will be blue


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Dec 09, 2013 06:04 |  #20

VCY wrote in post #16512254 (external link)
Honestly, I don't think that the strap makes the image "unusable" but I'm down for a photoshop challenge.

Honestly, I didn't find it unusable either but I only got 1 vote. My wife gets 2 votes. The girls couldn't care less. You can probably tell they were not overly excited to have their pictures taken.

Very nice job on the edit. I also really appreciate the tutorial too. That was a good step-by-step. Is there a way you could PM a link to the full size file?

I would also appreciate full size links from everyone who did edits. I don't know what one I like best yet. There are a couple I like for different reasons.

M_Six - I like what you did with the shirt but the color looks off to me too. Can't be 100% sure on my monitor but I thought I was OK on color.

Dawicka2- Very nice job extending the shirt. I like that you removed the chair but left the wall decorations.

The Freeman- Love your edit. I'm not sure how to feel about removing the wall decorations. On one hand I can see how they are distracting. On the other hand, having them there makes it look more like a photo taken in our home rather than a photo in a studio look. Would like to hear others chime in on their opinions.

Hope I didn't miss anyone. Trying to scroll through while writing this. Thank you all very much for the time & effort.




  
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Dec 09, 2013 08:05 |  #21

1Tanker wrote in post #16512483 (external link)
Dennis, did you change the WB in this edit? It has a very red cast to it.

Nope, used "As Shot" (5250, -3). Not seeing the red cast on my monitor.


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Dec 09, 2013 08:58 |  #22

I don't post here as frequently as I did in the past so I only just noticed this photo. I gave it a quick shot; cloning out the distracting reflections and some minor skin work to remove blemishes. The original had significant lens vignetting that made it appear "cloudy." I also thought about removing the armchair but I figured it would kill some of the ambience. Unfortunately the bra strap can't be fixed in Lightroom, you need a pixel editor like Photoshop rather than a parametric editor (Lightroom).


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I have been taking pictures for a while and use Lightroom but have not been able to fix a problem in our family Christmas card photo.

My wife is very upset that the daughter on the left has a bright green bra strap showing and says the photo is unusable because of it. I have tried to clone it out but nothing looks good. I'm not even sure lightroom is capable of doing something like this. Out of all the photos we took for our Christmas card, this is the only one where the dog cooperated.

Any ideas or suggestions?

I wasn't able to create a version of the photo small enough to post here for some reason so I have a full size version here:
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I would greatly appreciate any suggestions anyone has.


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Dec 09, 2013 09:10 |  #23

Clever edit in cloning in some hair rather than removing the strap. The photo does have a color cast most likely caused by the flash reflecting off the walls and the rug they are sitting on. Probably lowering the Tint slider by about -10 to -15 will do the trick.

I'm looking at some of the earlier edits on a freshly profiled and calibrated monitor and unfortunately some of them have made the image too cool....personally I'd leave the color cast as is.

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Nope, used "As Shot" (5250, -3). Not seeing the red cast on my monitor.


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Dec 09, 2013 09:42 |  #24

Dawicka2 wrote in post #16512493 (external link)
First edit looks good Msix.

Second one looks a touch magenta/blue on my monitor.


Yep, looks bluish on my work PC as well. I really need to get some calibration software. My goal with going cooler was to get some darker hues in the tree.

HobbyClicker, you might want to look into a gray card for use in important situations like this. I don't use mine all the time, but when the pic really counts, it doesn't take long to stick a gray card out there and shoot a reference image.


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Dec 09, 2013 10:34 |  #25

1Tanker wrote in post #16512483 (external link)
@HobbyClicker:Im quite surprised at your wife's reaction, as showing bra-straps seems to be the fashion (at least for teens, and 20-somethings')for the last 10 years or more. TBH, it's a fashion trend i don't like..especially on young women like your daughters.

Ha, I still remember the expressions of blue-nosed outrage that were voiced when Joanie Benoit, while winning the first women's Olympic marathon on a hot day in Los Angeles, crossed the finish line with a bra strap showing. They almost took her medal away. That was thirty years ago - I thought we had gotten beyond that.


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Dec 09, 2013 11:13 |  #26

HobbyClicker wrote in post #16512207 (external link)
You used spot healing? I tried clone but that didn't work for me. Heal didn't work even less. I guess I have a lot to learn. You made the fix in less time than it took for me to export & post the photo.

If you are using LR5:

1) press the Q key - this puts you into spot healing mode, (use Clone not Heal),

2) while holding down the Ctrl key, put the circular cursor over the spot you wish to change,

3) keeping the Ctrl key down, and using the left mouse button, drag the cursor to an area of the image you'd like to replace the "spot" with.

Personally I don't use the automatic healing feature as it very often will guess wrong. In the case of the green strap it will almost certainly guess wrong. I always use the Ctrl key.

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BTW - this is a great family Christmas image - well done.


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Dec 09, 2013 11:32 |  #27

I DL'd the CR2, and the whole process took me about 10 minutes including spot cloning.

It's not perfect, but when printed on a Christmas card size it will never show.

As for the strap, at least it's green and suits the occasion.:lol:


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Dec 09, 2013 13:05 |  #28

tzalman wrote in post #16513343 (external link)
Ha, I still remember the expressions of blue-nosed outrage that were voiced when Joanie Benoit, while winning the first women's Olympic marathon on a hot day in Los Angeles, crossed the finish line with a bra strap showing. They almost took her medal away. That was thirty years ago - I thought we had gotten beyond that.

Hey, it happens.. i have no problem with that. But as a fashion statement, it looks kind of sloppy to me. To go out of your way to have your straps showing, kind of reminds me of the teen boys who are proud to show their boxers..with drooping pants (but not nearly as insulting on my senses). ;)


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Dec 09, 2013 13:28 |  #29

Wow. Some people need to invest in calibration software... and editing lessons. lol

The first one is great. Thread should have ended right there. lol




  
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Dec 09, 2013 14:50 |  #30

amonline wrote in post #16513853 (external link)
Wow. Some people need to invest in calibration software... and editing lessons. lol

The first one is great. Thread should have ended right there. lol

Thank You, Capt. Snob. ;):D


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