First attempt at PS, C&C?

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  1. crimbfighter

    crimbfighter No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have no real training on Photoshop, but have played around a little. I have several years of experience with different CAD programs from my days as a Tool & Die Maker, which I think helps a little, but not much. This was my first real attempt at improving upon a photo. The first is the original, and the second is my edited version. Any suggestions on how I did/what I could do differently? Feel free to edit!

    P.S. Can anyone recommend a good book for dummies on Photoshop?

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    Thanks much!
     
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    i love number one, i could have cropped it where the curve starts but thats just my preference
     
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    I perfer the original one.
     
  4. crimbfighter

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    Hmmm, guess it's back to the drawing board... :lol: Thanks for the input, though
     
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    i like the original one more. i like how you can see where the curve begins. gives your eye more running to do.
     
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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    photoshop for dummy? YOUTUBE! Seriously! do a search for each tool you see on your screen.. for example "photoshop magic wand", "photoshop pen tool", "photoshop make boobs big" LOL.. Also you need to check out adobetv.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. Especially with YouTube, I never would have thought of that one! I think I went at this photo from the wrong direction. I made up my mind first that I wanted to convert something to black and white, then I went on a treck to find the best shot to fill that desire. As a result I think I tried to induce something in to the picture that just wasn't there. I guess at my level, I need to start with the picture in front of me and see what I can do with it rather than working backwards from the end result I have in my mind. I think I'm many photo shoots away from developing that level of foresight.
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think I may have found what you're looking for.
     
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    dude, the color on the original was so good. I don't think you want it to be B&W!
     
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    Touche...
     
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    i prefer the original one,i like the idea too.
     
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    Yep yep!+1
     

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