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Fix my Pics!!

 
OneEyedJack
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Jun 01, 2010 02:24 |  #1

Having trouble finding a good edit? Do you want a fresh view?

Im creating this thread in the hopes that people can learn from eachother, and find out new and exciting post processing techniques. I know i have a few tricks up my sleeve that i dont mind sharing, and i know many of you also have some tricks. So lets share them with eachother!!

What to do:

Post an image that YOU OWN, that you would like someone to edit for you.
The image must be large enough to work with. (if need be, post a smaller sample photo and link to a larger working size photo).

Editors:

Please post the process you took to get to the finished photo, or else we really didnt learn anything.

Editing is open to anyone who wants to give it a shot.

***If you post a picture to be edited, please ensure that you have the "Image editing OK" option turned on, or else we will get in trouble for working on your picture!***

Post away!


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Jun 01, 2010 10:13 |  #2

Great idea! I have a couple that I will throw out here when I get home...


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Jun 01, 2010 13:16 |  #3

Anyone wanna get the ball rolling?


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Jun 01, 2010 13:43 |  #4

ill play.

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Jun 01, 2010 15:27 |  #5

Did that REALLY need any fixing? haha.

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While there wasnt much to do I performed usual editing to the picture for fun:
Put into parts:

Part 1 (Top layer)
Enlarged to make editing easier. Doubled layer.
Curves adjustment (Mid scoop)
Vector mask to mask out the subjects (you and the bench)

Part 2 (You and bench)
Doubled bottom layer
Exposure adjustment on you to darken your shirt a bit
Vector mask on that layer to only reveal the highlights of your shirt and pants
Duplicate 'Part 2' layers and curves adjustment (Mid hump)

Part 3
Created a new layer on top of everything (of everything)
Burned your eyes slightly
Curves adjustment layer (Mid hump)

Part 4
Had some fun with the trees in the background. (Clone tool + duplicating layer to patch up the missing parts)

Part 5
Created a duplicate layer of everything again.
Added a new layer with a gold fill. Set to overlay @ 10% (Thanks Phamster :D)
Resized to current dimensions.
Sharpened with a high pass, .7 px set to overlay


Hope I did decent.

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Jun 01, 2010 15:50 |  #6

Subscribe.


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Jun 01, 2010 15:58 |  #7

Ok, I've tried this one loads of times and failed....the sky, the balance....so here is the image intouched....

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR


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Jun 01, 2010 16:22 |  #8

^Here you go, this is my edit.

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Jun 01, 2010 16:31 |  #9

Beautiful image :)
If you shot raw, you could get more detail out of the guy, but working with the jpg..

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Process (In steps):

Similar to the first I did...

Step 1
Duplicated the layer
Curves adjustment (Mid scoop)
Vector mask the couple and the pier

Step 2
Duplicated the bottom layer (Now called layer D)
Curves adjustment (Mid Hump)

Step 3
Duplicate layer D
Exposure increase, vector mask on the guy

Step 4
Duplicate layer D
Contrast increase, Vector mask on the dress

Step 5
Curves adjustment layer (Mid hump)

Step 6
Cropped for easier viewing/uploading and resized
Sharpened with highpass, .7 px overlay

I REALLY can see this pic done in a pearl finish!

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Jun 01, 2010 16:48 |  #10

Thanks chaps, I like em both - much better than my atempts need to learn what Vector mask is !




  
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Jun 01, 2010 16:53 |  #11

cometzx03x wrote in post #10283942 (external link)
^Here you go, this is my edit.
QUOTED IMAGE

Can list out the steps you took? Thanks.


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Jun 01, 2010 17:08 |  #12

alot of dodging/burning midtones/highlights
shadow/highlights adjustment
lots of masking
slight crop on the top of the photo
slight vibrance bump
slight desaturation of yellows.

pretty much it.. main thing is the dodging/burning and masking


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Jun 01, 2010 18:10 |  #13

daft_togger wrote in post #10284102 (external link)
Thanks chaps, I like em both - much better than my atempts need to learn what Vector mask is !

Its the white circle in grey square from the layers tablet. Paint areas in black so they arent affected by the layer, its like using an eraser on a layer, however you can unerase parts by painting with white.

So black = erase, white = unerase. I just recently learned it myself :)


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Jun 01, 2010 18:37 |  #14

Im glad someone got the ball rolling! Been busy all day but ill get at some of these tonight for sure!

Nice edits everyone!


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Jun 01, 2010 19:54 |  #15

cometzx03x wrote in post #10282970 (external link)
ill play.

QUOTED IMAGE

IMAGE: http://i48.tinypic.com/24vqjyf.jpg

What i did to it:

Layer 1:
Duplicate layer
fill it with Gaussian Blur
Add a layer mask
Use gradient tool to give it that Tilt Shift type look
Add noise to the Gaussian Blur.

Layer 2:

Add a hue/Saturation later.
Desaturate to your liking

Layer 3:
Curves layer.
I just made the darks a bit deeper

Layer 4 and 5:
I added a layer filled it with a golden yellow, changed the mode to Overlay, and adjusted the opacity down to my liking. I then did the same exact thing but with 50% grey.

Layer 6:
flatten image, then go to Filters>Render>Lense flair
add lense flair to your liking. Flatten image.

Layer 7:
Duplicate layer, change blending mode to overlay.
Use a grunge brush, or multiple brushed with multiple shades of black/green/brown to add grunge to the bench and make it look old.

Final step:
Dodge and burn to your liking. I burned the midtones of the trees, the bench, and the grass. Then i dodged the highlights of the same.

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