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Before & After #174

 
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Apr 04, 2009 20:53 |  #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.

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 #175".

This is all about having fun so have at it!!!

This round will end Tues 4/7 at 10:00 PM EST

Ok so I had no clue what photo to do. It was either a portrait, DC shoot or this. I thought this one would be different so I hope you like.


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Apr 04, 2009 21:29 |  #2

I tried to give this a moodier look. I first made a duplicate layer and put it into multiply mode and masked the armor. I merged this with the backgound layer, duplicated it and then used the render lighting effects filter with the background layer as the texture channel. Added a layer mask to this and made a little adjustment to the vignette. Finally I added a curves layer for a final adjustment.


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Apr 05, 2009 08:42 |  #3

This round will end Sat 4/7 at 10:00 PM EST

I think 4/7 would be Tuesday?


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Apr 05, 2009 09:01 as a reply to  @ hawkeye60's post |  #4

LR2 - Temp +15, Tint -27, Recovery 33, Blacks 74, Brightness +66, Contrast +25, vibrance -15, Saturation -42, highlights +58, Lights +11, Darks +27 Shadows +13, Vignette / CS2 - Sharpen, Burn,

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Apr 05, 2009 11:43 |  #5

Great photo for the contest. Can't wait to take a crack at it!

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3389/3415600198_aed34b5b87_o.jpg

In LR2

9 stop exposure blend via enfuse
adjusted '' wb " +19 temp +4 tint
exposure +08
recovery 23
fill light 14
blacks 32
clarity 100
vibrance 31
curves -strong contrast, then drug shadows -11
saturation red +63 orange+100 yellow-67
sharpen amount 108
vignette-100, midpoint 33

At this point, I brought it over to CS4, but didn't see anything I'd change, so lets call it an all LR2 edit

Great pic!

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Apr 05, 2009 17:18 |  #6

Kendoway wrote in post #7670519 (external link)
I think 4/7 would be Tuesday?

Thank you very much I didn't even notice that. ^_^


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Apr 06, 2009 01:59 |  #7

going for an old look and I thought the armor would look better un-rusted:


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I did this a few hours ago but didn't have time to post then, hope I remember all I did.

PSE6: Selected armor and adjusted curves/levels until they looked less rusty. Added additional layer with hard light blend. Flattened, adjusted contrast, shadows,highlights. convert to B/W.

Photoscape: Sepia filter, vignette, resize and resave to fit under 150k

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Apr 06, 2009 11:38 |  #8
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raised contrast
adjusted curves
multiplied one layer and masked in the wall and pieces of the helmet
ran a dry bush filter and made it a layer at 25%
lowered saturation.


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Apr 07, 2009 01:48 as a reply to  @ CJinAustin's post |  #9

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Apr 07, 2009 07:01 as a reply to  @ masterwillems's post |  #10

I ended up doing a lot more with this than I planned because I couldn't get a straight edit that I liked.

This is supposed to be a first person view of a knight looking through his helmet.

- levels (to darken) adjustment and bumped contrast
- ran a lomo look action and applied it to the armor using soft light blend mode, and at a lesser opacity the bench and under the bench
- shadow: took an image of a knight, cut it out, filled with black, gaussian blur, then opacity adjust. broke it into two layers (upper and lower) then went through a bunch of iterations of scale, perspective and warp with the transform tool until I was satisfied with the position.
- still thought it looked boring, so I ran TRA (totally rad actions) Rusty Cage action, Dirt Bag texture (multiply blend mode @20%), then because it looked a little soft ran TRA Troy action and set layer to 75% opacity.
- Darkened the edges a bit and added grain.
- mask: took an image of a knight helmet, masked out the eye holes, transform: scale and perspective, masked levels adjust to darken, texturizer filter because I thought it looked too smooth.

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Apr 07, 2009 21:27 |  #11

Fantastic edits everyone!!! It was very very hard for me to pick a winner because I liked ever single edit and could not find anything I didn't really like about either one of them. I'm sorry I won't be able to write little notes about each one because I don't have time to since I spent the last 23 minutes going back and forth throw all of them to figure out who a winner was.

I do have to say though Ocron your shadow was awesome!!

The winner is Lore!! I guess I have a thing for the more darker images ^_^

Congrats to Lore and everyone else on the fantastic and amazing edits.


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Apr 07, 2009 21:36 |  #12

Great job, Lore!


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Apr 07, 2009 21:50 |  #13

WTG Lore! :cool:


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Apr 07, 2009 22:22 as a reply to  @ Kendoway's post |  #14

Thank You :cool:

Nice edits everyone.

I already have a photo picked out. for the next round muhahahah... ;)

I'll actually have it up shortly.

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It's up https://photography-on-the.net …php?p=7688730#p​ost7688730


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Apr 08, 2009 00:44 as a reply to  @ Lore's post |  #15

Grats Lore :)

Ocron, that edit was impressively creative. Totally could have been a game scene.


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