First effort at post-processing

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  1. Otahyoni

    Otahyoni TPF Noob!

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    I've never done anything after putting the photo on my laptop so I thought I'd try a little touch-up work. Take it easy on me, but I could use some CC.

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    It looks a little too warm/yellow.
     
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    Can we compare it to the original?
     
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    I rather liked it...I was going for a 'late in the day' look. Think i should back it down a bit?

    Mule, give me a sec to upload it...

    Edit:

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    Okay, I like the warmer look a bit more...but if you upped the contrast a bit and warmed it just a touch, you may get that afternoon glow.

    Or tried blending two layers together, one the original and the other an overlay layer with a bit of a warm filter?

    Just have fun!
    Could I play with it?
     
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    Sure, have at it. I'm using GIMP and i really have no idea what I'm doing. I was just playing with the hue-saturation and color balance.
     
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    So far, I like your edit better than the original. Good work, not over-done.
     
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    Here's take 2... Better? Worse?

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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    They make instruction books for GIMP so you don't have to fumble around.
     
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    I'll have to look into that... I'm sure there's videos online as well...
     
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    Okay...but this is just playing all right?

    First I used Topaz Detail in PS Elements 5 to sharpen and add a bit of contrast...

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    Next I added a layer and changed it to overlay:
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    Then lastly I added just a touch of warm filter:
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    I don't know if this is any 'better' but it was a fun edit and I thank you.
     

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