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Before & After # 182

 
brennasg
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May 02, 2009 20:23 |  #1

This 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. As an option, a high resolution file may be made available for editing as LINK ONLY, and your final submission to the contest may not exceed 1024 pixels on the long side.


The game will last 72hrs 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 & After #183".

This is all about having fun so have at it!!!
This round will end Tuesday May 5th 8:00pm CST


okay..By no means a good pic but.something about this made me not want to throw it away..

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May 02, 2009 21:04 |  #2

Well I was going to go for the older look but ended up getting side tracked and came up with this.

- Used Nik Vivera (fave new program) to enhanced to contrast and colors
- added a Color Stylizer filter on a overlay filter with a lower opacity to give it that older look.
-added a darken/lighten filter
- darkened up to two guns (or rifles not sure) on the left side along with darkened a few other little details on some of them.
- Lightened some of the triggers to bring out the details

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May 02, 2009 22:43 |  #3

LR2- Recovery +100, Fill Light +48, Blacks +7, Brightness +25, Contrast +32, Clarity +100, Vibrance +76, Saturation -57, Curves -26 -21 -29 -50 - CS2 - High Pass Filter 1.8, vignette, border, rotate (dunno why... just to be different)

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May 03, 2009 06:58 |  #4

Shadow/Highlights, 3:2 crop, sepia conversion, usm for contrast, usm for sharpening


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May 03, 2009 15:02 |  #5

Practicing some antiquing here (which I've never done before). Anyhow, onwards ho!

  • Gun pasted & cropped.
  • Removed the background.
  • 3 Guns on the left, flipped horizontal & background removed.
  • Eastwood added, levels, curves, saturation, unsharp mask.
  • Guns, levels, curves, saturation, unsharp mask.
  • Guns - Adjustments (Variations) More Yellow. More Red. One notch to fine.
  • Eastwood - - Adjustments (Variations) More Yellow. More Red. One notch to fine.
  • Guns - Add noise (10%) Gaussian, Monochromatic.
  • Eastwood - Add noise (7%) Gaussian, Monochromatic.
  • Guns and Eastwood layers combined - cropped, re-sized.
  • Hue, Saturation, lightness, colorize.
  • Added water stains and crumples (linear burn)
  • Added some dirt (blend = lighten)
  • Light frame


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May 03, 2009 19:36 |  #6

Pretty straightforward......

In LR2

5 exposure HDR
Adjusted clarity down and added some fill for a glow
Sharpened to 75% max
Using exposure brush, selected the trigger / receiver of middle rifle and built up the dark tones
added vignette.

Ad this point, was happy with the look, and never moved to CS4

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May 03, 2009 21:23 |  #7

Haven't done one of these in awhile so here it goes...

-Bleach Bypass w/ Nik Software
-Colorize layer w/NS using gray on a mask selecting only the metal portions of the guns and triggers
-Low Key filter layer on the burned out portions of the guns to tone them down
-Burn layer using a layer filled with black using a mask to brush on the wooden portions of the guns
-Linear Contrast curve layer
-A texture layer using a picture of a rusted fire control system box put it on a layer setting of overlay

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May 05, 2009 02:21 |  #8

contrast, soft focus, sepia, add noise, vignette.


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May 05, 2009 11:41 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #9

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I added a dodged texture at 40% opacity
Added flames throughout. Removed noise & added frame.

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May 06, 2009 11:54 |  #10

So sorry its late:( I had some crazy dram going on last night, EEK!

Anyway.. good job everyone:)

top 3:
third- Kendoway, if you had put Chuck Connors(Lucas McCain) in there it would have been gold!
Second- Lore, I loved how you flipped it...everytime I came and looked it threw me off. I dug it.

and the winner-- ZeroOne86! I love this edit the colors the contrast.. good job!

cant wait for the next round! Great job everyone!


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May 06, 2009 13:06 |  #11

Thanks Brennasg. Good job everyone. I'll get the other posted here after I write this.


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May 06, 2009 13:21 |  #12

The next before and after is up :)


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May 06, 2009 14:58 |  #13

Congrats ZeroOne86 - great work!


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May 06, 2009 16:50 as a reply to  @ Kendoway's post |  #14

Congrats ZeroOne86 Great Job! Wonderful edits everyone :cool:


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May 06, 2009 22:11 |  #15

Congrats Kyle!

Nice edits all!




  
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