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Before and After - The Weekly Editing Challenge

 
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Feb 28, 2018 11:10 |  #2041

Congrats Martin.


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Mar 01, 2018 04:47 |  #2042

Here we go again!

Before and After - The Weekly Editing Challenge, 1st March 2018

...now compiled into a single, easy to locate thread, that can be added to your subscribe/follow list!

Rules are simple:

  • Download the image file from the current week
  • Contestants will have 7 days to edit the image and post their edited version to the thread (As many entries as you like)
  • The owner of the original image will choose a winner and runner-up
  • The winner will copy & paste this post and include a new downloadable image link


The new image must be unedited / SOOC (straight our of camera), full-resolution, and in a RAW format, ie. CR2, DNG, TIF, etc (Dropbox works well for uploading and linking these large files) The purpose of this game is to be creative and learn new editing techniques. You must give some insight into exactly how you went about editing the image. For example, increased shadows sliders, reduced highlights, local sharpening, white balance adjustment, specific filters used, tone curve adjustments, etc. Comments and/or questions regarding the edits are encouraged.

Here's this weeks challenge. This bracketed set was taken on a misty morning only a stone's throw from my house.


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Mar 01, 2018 09:22 |  #2043

Combined then basic adjustments in LR. Made 2 copies in LR, one with dehaze all the way down and one was normal. Then off to PS to overlay the 2 and brush in the fog till I got an image I was happy with. Using various opacities of the brush with a mask.


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Mar 01, 2018 17:22 |  #2044

Just for fun ~ First edited in acr and then merged in HDR Pro. Added both a shadow burn and highlight dodge layer masks on separate layers. Brightened flare and added sparkle to highlights under tree. Then added a layer of fog and blended using the "blend if" in the layer styles to give the grass a dewy effect. Merged to a single layer and then went back to the camera raw filter in photoshop and made adjustments to highlights and shadow and then added another fog layer.


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Mar 01, 2018 17:25 |  #2045

used all 3 images.


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Mar 02, 2018 20:16 |  #2046

Affinity Photo Merge 3 files to HDR then defringe, sharpen, adjust contrast and vibrancy to taste.


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Mar 05, 2018 13:40 |  #2047

Ferradans TMO/Luminance HDR > GIMP mask in dark shot for sun burst > RawTherapee final color and R-L deconvolution.


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Mar 05, 2018 14:22 |  #2048

Dont no how you did it, but there is a lot of fringe in the trees, its not in the raw file?


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Mar 05, 2018 20:57 |  #2049

Mozes wrote in post #18578293 (external link)
Dont no how you did it, but there is a lot of fringe in the trees, its not in the raw file?

You'll have to ignore the fringy stuff. Freeware alignment software I used partly responsible, my mask-in of the sunburst partly responsible.




  
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Mar 08, 2018 04:56 |  #2050

Okay guys, it's roundup time. Here are some brief thoughts on your posts

Cormac - too much white fog, the picture has gone

cfdesigns - nicely executed but the introduced foregound "frost" draws the eye down and away from the main subject.

Mozes - a good job. You represented the scene as I remembered it when I pressed the button!

rrblint - Affinity served you well, I like this one a lot.

Benitoite - Your software let you down. The orange fringes and the orange cast beneath the right hand tree spoil it. If you are a Windows guy I think you should download SNS-HDR Lite (free) and its GUI/Batch processor - tutorial and download links here: http://www.l7.org …e_2_References_​170210.pdf (external link)

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Mar 08, 2018 14:36 as a reply to  @ Stiga's post |  #2051

Before and After - The Weekly Editing Challenge, 8th March 2018

...now compiled into a single, easy to locate thread, that can be added to your subscribe/follow list!

Rules are simple:

  • Download the image file from the current week
  • Contestants will have 7 days to edit the image and post their edited version to the thread (As many entries as you like)
  • The owner of the original image will choose a winner and runner-up
  • The winner will copy & paste this post and include a new downloadable image link


The new image must be unedited / SOOC (straight our of camera), full-resolution, and in a RAW format, ie. CR2, DNG, TIF, etc (Dropbox works well for uploading and linking these large files) The purpose of this game is to be creative and learn new editing techniques. You must give some insight into exactly how you went about editing the image. For example, increased shadows sliders, reduced highlights, local sharpening, white balance adjustment, specific filters used, tone curve adjustments, etc. Comments and/or questions regarding the edits are encouraged.

Thanks Martin, that scene was beautiful and lots of fun to work on!

Okay HERE'S (external link) this weeks challenge: A miniature replica of the Temple of Vesta.

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Mar 11, 2018 21:46 |  #2052

Processed in acr and photoshop. Brightened and darkened highlights and shadows using masks and curve adjustments.


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Mar 13, 2018 16:45 |  #2053

Watered the lawn by shifting yellows forward to green.
Rawtherapee and GIMP.


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Mar 14, 2018 04:20 |  #2054

DxO Optics Pro > remove CA > SNS-HDR > Photoshop > remove stray twigs and branches > Crop out some of the foreground and extend sky.


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