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Please critique this photoshop job (before and after). Thanks

 
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Oct 16, 2009 19:06 |  #1

I like the original picture. Not sure what others think. I had one compliment on it. Basically, it's the Army skydiving team known as The Golden Knights. I was lucky enough to catch a photo of their plane directly overhead at last weekend's Great Georgia Airshow, and two skydivers had exited the plane.

Unfortunately, the wing was slightly cut off, so I rebuilt it in Photoshop Elements, Photofiltre, and Paint.

Any critique is appreciated, no matter how soft or hard. I'm here to learn. I'm also going to post this in transportation.

Thanks.

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Oct 16, 2009 19:31 |  #2

That looks great to me! Got a nice sky shot to put behind it? ;)


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Oct 16, 2009 19:39 |  #3

PhotosGuy wrote in post #8837057 (external link)
That looks great to me! Got a nice sky shot to put behind it? ;)

How would I do that?


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Oct 16, 2009 20:28 as a reply to  @ MikeFairbanks's post |  #4

Since you have image editing on...

Photoshop, 1min edit:
Pasted sky shot onto a new layer under the plane
Used a layer mask to hide the sky so the blue would show through by selecting the sky and painting the mask black in the selection

Would work better on larger image - also note sides of the plane are blown-out so look like sky - if I were doing it for real, I'd be more careful in the selection and also minimize the halos.

BTW:
Good editing - would've been cool to just show the "after" and have people guess what was edited.

I am impressed with your rebuilding skills (at least what can be see in the reduced size) - you should be fine doing the sky.

I am impressed be the subjects in the photo.

I am impressed by the vertical angle to the subjects.

Somehow, though, the photo doesn't really grab me - I don't know why. (So why did I edit it? to see if it would.)


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