Before and after exposure edit - some suggestions please?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Stilltime, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Stilltime

    Stilltime TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I really like this picture of my dog, but I find the black areas of her coat are too dark, while part of the white is almost over exposed. I wanted to lighten the dark parts without way overexposing the white parts, and came up with this. If anyone wants to show me a better way with the original, please feel free (and then explain what you did :p ).

    Before:

    [​IMG]

    After:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2009
  2. Ls3D

    Ls3D TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Encinitas Cali
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Shadow Highlight, a bit overdone here for example. -Shea

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Stilltime

    Stilltime TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    She looks blue. Ha. Ok, so what is shadow highlight, how do I get to it, and what exactly does it do.
     
  4. Ls3D

    Ls3D TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Encinitas Cali
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Good eye! I was hoping you would notice the color cast...
    The tool I mentioned is in PS,.. Image/Adjustments/Shadow-Highlight. Just be sure not to overdo it. Here is a color corrected version, I just used color balance and pulled the blues back ever so slightly in all 3 positions... Maybe a bit green now.

    -Shea

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Stilltime

    Stilltime TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hmm.. I don't like it. I don't think it's anything you did - the black parts look good. But it's not true to her real colour, so it looks odd to me. I think the ones above are more true to her real colour. But it's fun playing around. Thanx.
     

Share This Page