First Elements 8 attempt!

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  1. pbrr1der

    pbrr1der TPF Noob!

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    This was my first attempt at photoshop of a picture of my degree that I just got. Let me know what you think

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    Thanks for lookin!
     
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    pbelarge TPF Noob!

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    The degree is better, but the grass is kind of dark.

    Also practice some and clone the grass from the frame of your degree.
     
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    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree...

    As an example...

    Using Gimp, I adjusted the levels and enhanced the color to get this result:

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    pbelarge TPF Noob!

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    Now take the grass from Busrideer and the degree from the OP and the result will be a nice shot...Oh, don't forget to cut the grass. ;)
     
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    pbrr1der TPF Noob!

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    I purposely cut back on the saturation to bring out the subject, which I kind of like. To me the actual certificate really pops. But I didn't try editing it with more saturation, which would probably look really good. I think adjusting the curves was what brought out the degree, i don't remember.

    It is amazing how much better you can make a basic boring photo look soo good! I'm excited to learn more, the program is soo big though.
     
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    True - but it's nothing compared to the feeling of taking a Good photo that doesn't need editing in the first place. nothing compared.
     
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    I agree 100%
     

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