"Dark Side Picture"?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Challenges' started by LaFoto, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    [​IMG]

    Can anyone help me transform this into a picture that might well go into the Dark Side Gallery? I have tried this and that and have never been happy with the results I could get out of it, so now I am putting it up for a challenge. You might know more tricks in PS than I do and your ideas might throw me all overboard ... or you will have to tell me that this photo does not have the quality for a Dark Side picture.
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    locked in the attic
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Just quickly ran it through, giving it one of my fav 'dark' treatments... (in a nut shell) desaturated second layer, blend through, third duplicate layer, burn for vignette edges, layer mask through, contrast adjustment layer... done.

    I was also tempted by b+w, but you caught nice colours with this one. Also if it were a high rez image i would have dodged the face out more and maybe even tighter crop to get right into the statues features.

    Love the shot tho Lafoto, its beautiful :thumbup:


    [​IMG]
     
  3. Calliope

    Calliope TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 12, 2005
    Messages:
    2,372
    Likes Received:
    92
    I see Archangel beat me to it but here's my take:

    [​IMG]

    I agree with Angel, it is a nice shot!!
     
  4. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Messages:
    9,736
    Likes Received:
    271
    Location:
    F@cking Hell
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Excellent image Corinna. What a beautiful statue.
    Nicely done Angel and Calliope.
     
  5. Raindrops

    Raindrops TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hove
    I liked the shot too and had lots of fun playing with it even though I understand negative images are a bit of a no no? :mrgreen: :roll:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Foffen

    Foffen TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oslo Rooock City
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It's a great picture, and I had to give it a try too. I don't have much of a result to show you, compared to the ones above. I find that the hard part is to make the statue step forward from the dark and "muddy" background, 'cause it's a dark statue as it is.. Isn't it?
     
  7. Foffen

    Foffen TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oslo Rooock City
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Oh. I had to do something with this.. Hope you don't shoot me for this, but here is my idea.

    [​IMG]

    Jepp, it's a siggy, and it took me 5 mins, but at least it is dark.. Isn't it?:lmao:


    F
     
  8. duncanp

    duncanp TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,388
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Hemel, UK!
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    here you go...


    [​IMG]
     
  9. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Wow, Foffen, I had not seen your idea for a sig made out of my statue pic before. I won't shoot you for that, hey, why would I? This is great! I really like this. It is a very darkside sig, and I don't quite feel I am there yet, my photos mostly not being too darkside in character but I still like a lot what you did with my statue! (This would have gone all overlooked by me had not Duncan worked on my statue, too, thank you for that, Duncan!!!)
     
  10. Foffen

    Foffen TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oslo Rooock City
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hehe. I never really thought you would use it, but I posted it anyway. Im glad you liked it. :)

    Good to have you back from the states, anyway. Hope you had a great time. :)
     

Share This Page